- Jun 7, 2012
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I'm in Florida, it is a cinder block frame with a stucco exterior."Packing something" is not a good Idea because it will affect the repair.
If the stucco wire was cut and removed then you need to obtain some expanded metal lath and some roofing felt or kraft paper. Blend the kraft paper with the existing stucco paper, then add the metal lath and bind it too the stucco netting with tie wire, then apply the stucco patch material and blend to the existing texture.
Yes, main line into the house.Or you could just place metal lath crumpled, into the cavity.
The photo was not present before my 1st response. So do not fill with crumpled lath.
Anything you use to fill the area be sure to sleeve the pipe. Chip the color coat back slightly so you get a good lap onto the CMU.
Another question; Is this the main water service for the dwelling?
That's more work than I'm looking to do!Or build an access panel to cover it. You could make the access panel look like stucco or just something complimentary to the stucco wall. That way, should you need to do repairs in the future, you'll have non-destructive access.
This would be very disconcerting to me, because using the material that was, for the repair, could well have eliminated an electrical ground, your copper piping.Yes, main line into the house.
Yes, preferably just large enough to encompass the repair fittings.What is an acceptable sleeve? Can I split a large piece of PVC over it?
The electrical ground is on another bib.This would be very disconcerting to me, because using the material that was, for the repair, could well have eliminated an electrical ground, your copper piping.
I'll ask you for another photo, or 2, or 3.
Open the weather cover on your electrical service panel and take a photo of the breakers, and another photo of a hose bib near buy and another of and heavy metal wrapped connection to a metal rod driven into the ground.
Yes, preferably just large enough to encompass the repair fittings.
Thanks. The house has already has ground rod.And connected to the copper piping system which no longer exists because of the material used to effect the repair placed a non-conductive element in the system.
I would have demanded the repair be accomplished with like material.
There is an alternative and that is too drive another ground rod a min. of 7' away from the existing ground connection and connect the two ground connections with #6 armored cable.