Installing Viga Tails

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Tools and Supplies You'll Need

To complete your project you will at least need these basic tools:

  1. Tape measure
  2. Screw gun
  3. Stud finder
  4. Chalk line
  5. High Quality or Battery-powered Caulk Gun (recommended)
  6. PL Premium Advanced 8X Construction Adhesive (GL-PL8X)
  7. Screws
  8. Mollies (if necessary)
  9. Ladder (if necessary)
  10. Saw
  11. Blocks of wood
  12. Caulk / Wood Filler
  13. Painters Tape

Directions for old construction

1.) Cut off mounting flange with any wood saw (band saw, hack saw, jig saw, etc.).

2.) Mark with a pencil where you what to mount your viga tail on the wall.

3.) Mark with a pencil on a 2 x 4 the inside diameter of the viga tail.

4.) Cut the mounting block with a jig saw or saber saw.

5.) Do a dry fit to make sure the mounting block will fit into the viga tail.

6.) Pre-drill the mounting block to accept your screws (this avoids cracking the wood).

7.) Mount the mounting block in the center of your pencil mark on your wall.

8.) Put construction adhesive on the edge of your viga tail.

9.) Slide the viga tail over the mounting block.

10.) Pre-drill the side of your viga tail to accept your screws.

11.) Put a screw through the viga tail (on both sides) making sure that the screw penetrates the mounting block.

12.) Put caulking over the screw heads to hide the screws.


Directions for new construction

1.) Mark with a pencil where you what to mount your viga tail on the wall.

2.) Pre-drill the mounting flange to accept your screws.

3.) Put construction adhesive on the edge of the mounting flange.

4.) Put a screw through the viga tail mounting flange where you pre-drilled.

5.) Cut a half-round circle into your siding (to fit snugly around on side of the viga tail).

6.) Slide your siding over the viga tail to hide the mounting flange.



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