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Old 10-12-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
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how do you install house numbers on stucco


I bought some fancy house numbers that don't have screws to attach them to the wall of my house. Instead there are 1/2" long tapered legs attached to the back of each number. Do you drill a snug fitted hole in the stucco and epoxy the leg into the hole, or is there a better way?

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measure where you need each hole drilled and with a masonary bit the same size as your plugs on the back of your numbers drill each hole. Then line up each plug on a number and with a rubber mallet gently tap top and bottom into place until snug.
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Another method is to mark the legs and then drill slightly oversize holes into the stucco, fill with clear silicone adhesive and tap in the legs.

This works especially well since there is some give and sealing without a rigid connection. Especially valuable with some cast or aluminum numbers that can have high expansion, especially dark numbers on a light stucco. If they are too tightly connected, they can propegate cracks in the stucco.

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signmaker's tip which may be easier,,, align your #'s & push your pins thru a sheet of butcher paper,,, then mark punched holes as you place paper pattern on the wall,,, we used to seal w/100% silicone as often some wall aggregate would move the direction of the drill but the previous works, too
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