[TowerTalk] Rohn House Bracket and Stucco Siding

bill rubin brubin2010 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 19:05:15 EDT 2008

I would use CCA wood  2x4 or 2x6 for weather and bug protection.
73's Bill

On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 7:47 PM, Jeff Stevens <jeff at mossycup.com> wrote:

> 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.
> -Jeff
> 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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