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How to make an opening in a stucco wall

 

Stucco is a multiple-layer cement product applied to metal lath. Building paper is sandwiched between the metal lath and the sheathing to create a waterproof barrier. Stucco is extremely durable due to its cement base. But if you donít do the removal carefully, ifs easy to crack the stucco past the outline for the new window or door.

 

Step 1. From inside the house, drill through the wall at the corners of the framed opening. Use a twist bit to drill through the sheathing, then use a masonry bit to finish the holes. Push casing nails through the holes to mark their locations.

 

Step 2. On the outside wall, measure the distance between the nails to make sure the rough opening dimensions are accurate. Mark cutting lines between the nails, using a chalk line.

 

Step 3. Match the distance between the side jambs and the edge of the brick molding on a window or door with the legs of a compass.

 

 

 

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