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Old 08-28-2008, 09:28 AM   #1
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Stone Veneer Weight


I am going to install stone veneer on a framed wall. The stone veneer is rather thin, but with thinset and everything, it's going to weigh about 15 lbs / square foot.

The wall is 8' x 8' so the total weight will be 960 lbs! I have been looking for information on how much weight a wall (16" studs) can hold, but have been unable to find any.

Does anyone know if I am exceeding the maximum weight of the framed wall?

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Old 08-28-2008, 09:57 AM   #2
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I do not know how much load it can take. If you attach plywood to the studs and top/bottom plate it will significantly strengthen the wall. If you do that then no issues for sure with holding up a stone veneer wall.

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I was told to put durock or wonderboard on the studs, but I am still wondering if the wall can take almost 1000 pounds of weight.
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