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Old 12-19-2007, 08:49 PM   #16
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Drystack is actually the look I prefer since I do a lot of dry stack walls when I'm landscaping. I'm trying to turn an ugly L-shaped ranch into a craftsmans style bungalo.Hey Tscarborough, what's up with the other thread about stone veneer, I think from jeenkinz(sp?). It sounds like he had a similar situation?

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Old 12-19-2007, 09:49 PM   #17
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For some reason my last post didn't go through on that other stone veneer thread. Anyway, in the other thread you said I needed to bring everything into the same plane: do I need to follow the same guidelines that panthony suggested? I want to make sure this thing is safe and correctly built.
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To get it back to this thread:

Casing bead:

"Used to effectively terminate plaster edge and/or to separate stucco from all other structural membranes at doors, windows and other openings; also when plaster/stucco meets dissimilar material. Expanded flange provides excellent stucco embedment at the junctions of the bead and metal lath."


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Old 12-19-2007, 10:10 PM   #19
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so, is the casing exposed? Is that why I might not be interested in doing it that way
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Yes it is. You have a 1/4" metal edge around the entire stone surface.
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:03 AM   #21
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can it be creatively hidden by wood trim?
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I'm totally confused by the previous posts. Is it a solid brick fireplace or a steel insert?

If it's solid brick, you'll have to attach the veneer with cement because the brick will transfer the heat to the surface. If it's an insert you can rough up the painted surface or attach plywood with screws and use adhesive to apply the veneer. Where your mantel protrudes out will be an issue. Either chip that off or cut the stones to fir the same contour. Above the mantel I would screw 3-4 2x3's FLAT to the wall on existing studs and cover with 1/2" ply, then use my method to attach the veneer. This way the base of the fireplace below the mantel stays prowd of the upper part. But the whole thing will be stone from floor to ceiling.
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Timber, I either paint it or ignore it, no one else ever notices it.
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Thanks for all the help with this, I appreciate your patience in dealing with all the questions. There's obviously multiple ways of doing this and I just need to decide which is best for my application, what I can afford and what I think I want to tackle. I'm fanatical about doing things so that their built to last,sometimes I over do it! I would like to see your pictures Jeekinz.

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