I need to attach a post to stucco. The post will be used to attach some
guardrails for a second story balcony. Would 1/4" lag bolts inserted into
lag shields be the right approach for attaching the post?
Afraid that's not really an option. The house is from 1933, as is the post.
The post is a 5 X 5 inch by 7 foot piece of wood that was turned on a lathe
and then cut in half and made into two half rounds. The post was removed by
a carpenter a couple of years ago and I am merely trying to restore it.
It's unclear from the post itself how it was attached other than a couple of
nails top and bottom - that may have been all that held it.
So, how about 1/4 inch lag bolts and lag shields?
Stucco by itself is not particularly strong. I see from a
follow-up post that, given the age of the house, this is
"real" stucco. If this isn't a structural post, and is only
decorative in nature, the lag shields should hold fine. If
it's structural, you really need to anchor to a stud under
the stucco, for which long lags should do the trick.
Locating a stud, of course, will be the tricky part.
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