Are there any acceptable methods for attachment to hardi-plank?
Let me be specific with some of the things I need to put back, after
having my house re-sided.
1. small clamps to hold TV cable in place.
2. Metal clamps to hold 1" power conduit in place.
3. re-attach wrought iron gate that was formerly screwed directly into
I would guess there is a point where I have to drill through the hardi
and attach to underlying house frame studs. Any opinions, help,
experience would be appreciated. I did search on this group and did
not find anything. I also could not find specific information on the
James Hardie website.
your better off to predrill any screw holes and then screw into the wall
studs, avoiding putting fasteners in extreme corners of the hardie plank
(they can break off easily)
it may be hit or miss locating the wall studs inside the hardie plank wall
(electronic stud finders don't seem to work through the stuff)
the weight of a wrought iron gate will definitely damage and/or break the
brittle hardie plank if the gate is not anchored in something more stable
like a wall stud perhaps; you really need some visual inspection by someone
knowledgable who can suggest how to hang the gate
you can search archived information form this discussion group (and other
put in a few keywords in the "with all the words" slot
you could also put alt.home.repair in the "Retun only message from the
newsgroup" slot, but that would limit your hits (there are plenty of other
newsgroups hardie panel have been discussed in)
you might also be able to attach the tv clamps with an (noninvasive)
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