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Forum topic by BobD posted 10-12-2010 03:54 PM 1701 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-12-2010 03:54 PM

I bought some fancy house numbers that don’t have screws to attach them to the wall of my house. Instead there are 1/2” long tapered legs attached to the back of each number. Do you drill a snug fitted hole in the stucco and epoxy the leg into the hole, or is there a better way?

-- Bob, San Diego

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#1 posted 10-12-2010 04:03 PM

I’ve never seen that exact setup, but my guess would be that because the studs are tapered, it’s meant to be a friction fit. Theoretically, you could drill a snug hole, and tap the numbers in with a rubber mallet. Adding some epoxy will make it more permanent, but also create more problems if you ever want to remove the numbers.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 10-12-2010 04:26 PM

you could probably put a dab of silicone to give it a bit of a better hold, silicone is slightly flexible and will not create stressed in the stuco, also it CAN be pulled if you ever really want to – not that I forsee the house being renumbered or anything like that … but just in case.

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