[TowerTalk] Rohn House Bracket and Stucco Siding

Jeff Stevens jeff at mossycup.com
Sat Jul 5 17:47:42 EDT 2008

Thanks to all who provided input on this topic.  Very likely, I will
place a wood backer between the bracket and stucco.  Bolts (or threaded
rod) will run through the bracket, wood backer, stucco, and into the
interior of the building.

As of yet, I have not figured out how to handle the load once it's
inside the house.  The location I would like to use isn't designed to
handle the force of a loaded 28' tower plus mast, covered in ice, with
85 mph winds.  It will require some consideration.  Fortunately, the
interior is unoccupied space, so there is somewhat of a blank slate when
it comes to the actual solution.

Thanks to everyone for your comments regarding the exterior of the wall.


On Fri, 2008-07-04 at 20:46 -0700, Jeff Stevens wrote:
> Stucco isn't particularly common in my area.  What is the proper way to
> attach a house bracket to a building with stucco siding?  This is cement
> stucco over metal lathing -- not EIFS.
> Of course, following the manufacturer's specifications is the way to go.
> Radian *does* show the bracket attached directly to the exterior siding
> -- however the diagram shows horizontal overlapping siding -- not
> stucco.  Do I bolt right through the stucco?  Do I put a backer between
> the bracket and the stucco?  Do I remove the stucco and put in a
> properly flashed ledger board to bolt through?

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