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Old 02-27-2009, 12:54 PM   #1
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My home has fiber cement siding and I want to screw an address plaque on it. The sign comes with 2 smallish screws but I don't want to split the siding. Any suggestions?

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sure! predrill holes and use plastic anchors such as used for cement block, should hold it fine and not split.

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Perfect advice from DM.
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DM advice is good. not much weight. You may actually be fine with just a pilot hole and wood screw. If you have the anchors the do that. If you don't just use the screws and then give a tug, if it doesn't seem secure then get the anchors.
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or just use a longer screw
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Don't breath the dust when you drill it. It's likely to be loaded with asbestos.
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Don't breath the dust when you drill it. It's likely to be loaded with asbestos.
What? Fiber cement siding does not contain asbestos.
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silica's not good for you either kc
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Depending on the age, it certainly does.
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Depending on the age, it certainly does.
Good point, the OP never mentioned if it was Hardi or the like.
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My previous house had the same siding, with asbestos. You can silicon a couple beads and tape it in place until it sets up, or just use double sided heavy duty tape. Don't drill holes because it can crack the panels. Dorf Dude...

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