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comment Remove a screw with a broken head
@Mazura In this case the item to be hanged was deemed a failure (it was a bottle cap opener that didn't work) and so I needed to return the wall to original state. The screw shaft was penetrating slightly above the surface of the drywall, so I needed to remove it before patching.
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comment Remove a screw with a broken head
This worked nicely. The only variation was that I used heavy wire cutters to dig out the drywall and get a tight grip on the screw and give it a few twists. At that point it protruded enough for the locking pliers to get a grip on it.
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comment How can I install an overhead water tank and refill it for individual usage?
Note that there are some locations (e.g. Colorado) where you do not have legal rights to the water that falls on your roof, and doing what you suggest is (sadly) illegal if you are talking about capturing rain water.
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comment Attractively anchor a wire cable into drywall
@JYelton Heh. For what it's worth, mine are indoors (few breezes) and the spiral placement I ended up with means that only two of them could ever actually swing into each other.
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answered What are some ways to appropriately hang things on a wall?
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comment What are some alternatives to wall anchors?
This page tests a variety of drywall anchors, including the above. The wire hook they tested held the least weight of all options.
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