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To apply stucco to the exterior of a house, begin by prepping the exterior by applying a concrete bonding agent to any masonry or concrete wall. For wood exteriors, wrap the house in either plastic house wrap or roofing ... More »

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Homeowners can remodel old basement stairs by making some repairs with a hammer, nails, construction adhesive and a masonry drill. After repairs are made they can give the stairs a fresh look with some stain and varnish. More »

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To drill into brick, purchase a masonry bit for an electric drill. While wearing eye protection, hold the drill bit perpendicular to the brick, and drill as deep as necessary. More »

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Hilti masonry anchors come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including cast-in anchors, screw anchors, flush anchors, undercut anchors and injectable adhesive anchors. All the company's adhesive and mechanical anchors ex... More »

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Hilti manufactures many different types of concrete and masonry anchors, including concrete adhesive anchors, facade attachments, anchors for mechanical and electrical supports, concrete bolts for handrails and guardrail... More »

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To cut paver stones, install a diamond masonry blade on your circluar saw, mark the desired cut line, turn on the saw and slowly lower it across the desired cut line on the paver. If you have a thick paver, cut through h... More »

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To calculate the roof rafter length, determine the roof's pitch and the direction in which the rafters rise from the opposite exterior walls till the ridge, find out the measurements of the opposing shorter walls of the ... More »

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