Once in a while I need a bolt of exactly the right length and it is not one of the lengths available in stores. So I get a longer bolt and cut it to length. Here's the procedure I follow. I screw one ...
A previous owner fitted the light fitting pictured above, and has not left me a tool to remove the bolt. The bulb has blown so I need to get in to the unit. The head diameter is about 12mm and the gap ...
(I'm familiar with thread "locking" compounds, purple, blue, and red, but that's not what I'm looking for here. They lock once and then upon breaking the joint, do nothing further.) I'm looking for ...
I recently made a bracket for mounting a TV onto a custom pipe mount that I built. I was advised at my local hardware store to use a carriage bolt here for the following reasons: These counter-...
My bed has a nut and bolt that are recessed into a piece of wood. The only tool I have that fits it is the tiny toy spanner that came with the bed. The spanner does not grip the nut tightly enough ...
I need to install some hooks on my wall, which I plan to use to perform elastic band exercises. Hence, I need to install these very well so that they will handle the stress properly. Situation is I ...