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Old 03-29-2007, 08:14 PM   #1
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Weight/volume Of Stucco


I've got a customer who wants the stucco removed from her house and then resided with wood. Anyone have a number per 100 sq. ft. for the weight and volume of stucco. Anyone done this? What kind of time does it take? Any other tips? Tks, Rich.
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I've done a few stucco tearouts. I don't have the math down on the weight. The hardest thing is busting or cutting it into manageable size pieces. I have run across different densities, but the pain the butt part is the wire.

You could probably do the calcualtion based on concrete weight and factor a little less. On tearouts I worked on the stucco was from 3/4" to about 1 1/4" thick. 1"x12"x12" will give you the volume. Find the weight for a given volume and do the math.

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If I did the math correctly, it should be 12.5 lbs per square foot for concrete. Stucco is probably a little less. 1100-1200lbs per 100 s.f is my guess.
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Thanks for that, can you cut it into chunks while still on the wall, then get it to the dumpster? seems that would be easier than dealing with the wire/stucco in a heap on the ground. Problem I've had with cutting stucco to install windows or something is the diamond blade cuts the stucco great, but wears out real fast on the wire. Is there a better tool/device for cutting this crap?
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I've done several. Cutting the wire is the issue. Cut it on the wall with a diamond blade, pull it off the wall with your hammer claw. You will spend as much time cleaning up the debris (sand/mortar) left on the ground as you will doing the tear off.
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Tks Thom, you've got me really looking forward to this. Oh, well, it's not like I'll actually do more of it than show the guys anyhow.
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Keep a pair of wire cutters around or what I like is a pair of tin snips for cutting the wire. I have used both a hammer and a diamond blade for cutting out manageable sections. Anyway you look at it, it's messy.
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Don't fight the lathing, use it. Break off enough stucco at the top to get a good grip on the wire, and then peel it off in toto.
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This is just a test
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