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Traditional lead and zinc anchors required “hole spotting” — the tedious marking and predrilling of oversized holes. The new options we survey are quicker to install and far stronger.
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Q: We are working on a cement-stuccoed house. The old paint is peeling in many places where water leaked from old gutters or was trapped by overgrown shrubbery. We have solved the moisture problems. What is the best way to prepare the stucco surface for new paint?
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