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Solid Replacement Viga Tail Installation Instructions - Threaded Rod

General Tools And Materials:

  • Caulk Gun Caulk Gun
  • Caulk Caulk
  • Loctite® PL®
Premium® 3X
Construction
Adhesive Loctite® PL® Premium® 3X Construction Adhesive
  • Level Level
  • Screw Gun/
Drill Driver
& Driver Bits Screw Gun/ Drill Driver & Driver Bits
  • Pencil Pencil
  • Deck Screws Deck Screws
  • Tape Measure Tape Measure
  • Safety Glasses Safety Glasses
  • Threaded Rod(s) Threaded Rod(s)
  • Spade Bit Spade Bit
Before You Start
  • Gather all tools and materials.
  • Ensure wall is structurally sound and in good condition.
  • Remove existing viga tails and remediate the installation surface, if necessary.
WARNING:
  • 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.

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Directions

Step 1

Install Threaded Rod

  1. Install a threaded rod into the wall at a 90 degree angle at the mounting location, taking care to ensure that the projection of the rod is shorter than the projection of the viga tail by at least 1”.
  2. Measure and note the projection of the threaded rod.

Step 2

Drill Hole In Replacement Viga Tail

  1. Find the center of the unfinished end of the viga tail and drill a hole that is the same length as the threaded rod and 1/8” smaller diameter than the threaded rod. It may be helpful to first drill a pilot hole using a standard drill bit.
  2. Take extreme care to ensure that the hole is at a 90 degree angle with the viga and that you don’t drill through the finished end of the viga.
  3. Dry fit the viga onto the threaded rod.

Step 3

Install Replacement Viga Tail

  1. Add adhesive to the unfinished end of the viga and slide onto the threaded rod.
  2. Use a slight twisting motion to ensure good contact between the viga and the wall.
  3. Toe screw the viga to the stucco using exterior-grade deck screws.