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revised What are the proper materials and method to hang heavy-duty shelves in a garage for storage?
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comment What are the proper materials and method to hang heavy-duty shelves in a garage for storage?
@osc wrt the amount of weight you are storing. A safe shelf design would contemplate the maximum weight a haphazard combination of users are likely to store. Users do not think about how much weight a shelf can support when they put something on it - only whether it fits. That is why being volume-limited is preferable. Storage system collapse is common in industry. The scenario is usually that a shelf system gets overloaded and collapses because of a change of use a long time after it is built.
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comment What are the proper materials and method to hang heavy-duty shelves in a garage for storage?
@osc I don't follow your logic wrt the existence of certain products meaning something about load capacities. In general, the load capacities of wall assemblies depend on a variety of factors - that is why there are tables of tested assemblies, architects, and structural engineers. Some structures are designed to support heavier loads by increasing stud size, density, etc. Most residential structures are designed to support the original construction only. Furthermore, the moment arm of the overhung load of your drywall scenario is an order of magnitude less than shelving would be.
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answered What are the proper materials and method to hang heavy-duty shelves in a garage for storage?
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comment How can I fit a Schlage lockset in my front door?
I can't figure out what you're suggesting. A picture would be helpful.
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comment What do you do/ask when hiring a contractor
+1 for the suggestion to pay by the hour and fire them if they aren't performing
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revised What do you do/ask when hiring a contractor
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reviewed Reviewed How do I install a garden door that's thicker than the wall?
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comment How do I install a garden door that's thicker than the wall?
I think I can almost make out what you are suggesting. It would be a lot easier to understand if you posted a hand-drawing of what you mean.
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comment Is it possible to boost an electrical circuit for more current draw?
This is a fairly judgmental response for a do-it-yourself forum. Also, the statement "Nothing short of rewiring your home with a heavier gauge would solve your problem safely." is factually incorrect.
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comment What are the proper materials and method to hang heavy-duty shelves in a garage for storage?
Is there a reason you want wall shelves instead of free-standing shelves? Walls in residential construction are not usually designed to support the torque that heavily loaded wall shelves apply to them.
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comment How can I mount a TV when I can't find studs inside my wall?
wrt to torque and overhung load bridging an air gap between drywall and studs, this answer might help.
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comment How can I remove a Philips screw with a stripped head?
In my experience for screws, Visegrip is a far more effective method than specialized "easy-out" tools. Bolts are another matter.