Solid Replacement Viga Tail Installation - Adhesive Only
General Tools And Materials
- Acrylic Cement
- Stir Stick
- 1/4” Notch Trowel
- Green Float
- Nails & Hammer
- Screws & Drill Driver
NOTE: Acrylic Cement can be FoamTek, PolyBond, Poly Prep or similar
- Be sure to obey all safety rules and recommendations set forth by tool manufacturers.
- Always follow any, and all, local, state, and federal building codes.
- Always comply with any specified clearances set forth by the manufacturers of stoves, fireplaces, furnaces, and any other heat sources.
Ensure the surface is structurally sound and in good condition.
Prepare the acrylic cement by slowly mixing in water until it is thoroughly mixed and is a creamy consistency.
Spread the cement on the back of the viga tail using a 1/4” notch trowel and green float.
Adhere viga tail to the wall at the desired location. Use a twisting motion to ensure good contact between the viga tail and the wall.
Toe nail a few nails/screws to hold the viga tail in place while the adhesive dries.
After the adhesive is completely dry (at least 24 hours), remove the nails/screws.