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Anchoring a10x12gazebo from big lots

Setting a 12x10 metal hard top gazebo in an existing 12x12 area set with 12 inch pavers. Will the pavers work to anchor it down.If not looking for ideas. Thank you
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Hollow wall anchoring options for steel sided van cooler

Would a hollow wall anchor, such as a "Midwest Fastener 3/8" x 2-1/16" SR Zinc Expansion Hollow Wall Anchor" be suitable for securing strut channel to the exterior of a steel sided ...
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What type of ceiling is this and how can I mount a hook to it?

I’m trying to mount a ceiling hook above a table (to hang a lamp) but can’t drill more than about a quarter inch into the ceiling. To try and figure out what kind of ceiling I have, I removed one of ...
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How to fix roof leaks from guy wire anchors for electrical mast

Our house has a typical mast for the incoming electric wires, and it has two guy wires for support. The guy wires are anchored in the roof just with half-inch bolts sticking through the shingles and ...
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Anchoring aluminum pergola to 4" slab

I just purchased a 11'x23'x8' aluminum pergola from Wayfair that will arrive in a couple weeks. It weighs roughly 750lb. In some reviews, it says the concrete screws that come in the kit are kind of ...
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How can I repair this screw anchored into mortar?

We bought a home where the handrail for the entry steps was screwed into an anchor in the facade mortar. The anchor has pulled away and left a pretty big hole at the joint: The front of the handrail ...
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Anchor identification for custom shelving

Rookie hardware question: my father built our kids some custom shelves and gave me several sets of these wall anchors/bolts to install them. I know this is a wall anchor system but looks significantly ...
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Are these anchors enough for a 30lb light fixture?

I have a 30lb light that I'd like to install into an existing light fixture box on a concrete ceiling. My understanding is that most light fixture boxes should be rated to hold 50lbs. However, 30lbs ...
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Can I cut a wall anchor so it will fit in the drilled hole without sticking out

I drilled a hole into my drywall and hit a metal stud. I don't have a drill bit for metal. I have 5/16" plastic wall anchors that will hold 85 lbs in drywall. Can I cut the plastic anchor so it's ...
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Did I drill through a corner bead?

I was drilling into the wall by a corner to hang a plant and went through a thin metal panel. My first thought was that it was protecting a stud but I only see what looks like insulation behind it. My ...
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Can I anchor to the edges of sistered studs?

This seems like a very basic question but googling it just gives me articles on how to join two pieces of wood—I know how to do that. My question is, if I sister up a stud next to another one and ...
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What type of a wall mount is needed for an old TV?

I have an old Onida TV that doesn't have the standard 4-hole VESA mount. It only has these two hinges slots of some sort. What kind of wall mount would hold it in place on a concrete wall? (It would ...
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What are the requirements for housing an exterior gas water heater?

Recently, I had to remove the housing/stand for our 60 gallon exterior gas water heater for reasons I'll get to. The housing was integrated into the exterior wall of the house, and while initially it ...
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How wet a hole (with rain) is too wet to put concrete anchors in? [closed]

A few weeks ago I drilled 1/4" holes in my patio slab to mount some ~6' tall 4x4s with post brackets and wedge anchors (for a catio - ideally able to bear the weight of jumping cats). But I didn'...
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How to attach sun shade to wood siding with concrete underneath?

I would like to install a sunshade on our apartment patio where one side for the attachments is a concrete wall. The other side for the attachments is a wall that has wood siding with (I think) ...
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Securing Cabinet to wall: better to use two anchors to drywall or one screw into stud?

I am aiming to babyproof this unit to the wall. It is three separate, vertical pieces. For the rightmost and leftmost piece, for where they are, there is one stud behind each of them. I can secure ...
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What product can be used to fill 'mis-drilled' foundation anchor holes?

I drilled 4x 1/2" dia holes 7" deep into my 8" thick foundation to repair a sill plate, but my inexperienced hands misaligned the new sill with the old by +/- 1/4" I have the holes ...
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How can I attach the heatpump air handler unit to these walls without studs?

This is a camp and it's post and beam so there are no studs in the walls. From the drawings, it appears it goes from 1" monasote panels to 2" foam to 1" siding which doesn't leave me ...
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Removing two sided screws from studs

I have these screws left in the studs from floating shelf brackets. These are two-sided, with the end with the screws going into the studs and the other end with a bolt that the bracket attaches to. I ...
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Plastic anchors in concrete? [closed]

Can I use plastic anchors to fasten a 35lb mirror to a concrete wall? I need two screws. Apparently I have to clarify: I go online, I try to research what works best in concrete, I see half the sites ...
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Anchoring Ikea BOAXEL shelves to 80-85 mm gypsum block wall

I need to install Ikea BOAXEL shelves on a 85-80 mm thick gypsum block wall (it is no plasterboard). My biggest concern is that I have never worked with this material before, and I'm not sure if I'm ...
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Best way to mount stuff on 5/8" thick shiplap board wall?

We have a shiplap accent wall (5/8" thick pine boards) where we need to mount some wall coat hangers and other stuff that will be relatively heavy. Should we just mount items with screws or use ...
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Set pipe inside sch-40 PVC to use as post for sun shade

Years ago I put a 2" O.D. 20' flagpole inside a 2" sch-40 PVC pipe which was set in concrete. The 2" flagpole fit perfectly inside the PVC and it has been through 50-60 mph winds and ...
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Toggle Bolts you don't need to screw into?

I need to attach a bronze piece to some stainless steel with no back access, the bronze piece has two all-thread rods coming out of the back to insert into matching holes in the stainless. Originally ...
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Anchor with metal 1/2 inch behind drywall

I have a loose curtain rod that looks like it was screwed into a wall right where a metal shield happened to be on the back of the drywall. It’s been a little loose since we moved into the house and ...
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How to correct a leaning fence

I've got a fence that is migrating uphill, parallel (not perpendicular) to the line of the fence. None of the posts are loose (sunk in concrete poured underground) and I cannot shift the fence back ...
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Easiest way to remove 3/16" drive rivets from a lower screen door hinge?

What's the easiest way to remove the rivets from my lower hinge without damaging the screen door jamb. A video of the lower hinge with rivets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqJT5Y5BNms&t=206s
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What type of wall anchors to use on a prefabricated sunroom wall made of metal with foam insulation?

I have a prefabricated, four season sunroom. The walls are made of metal (I think) and have foam insulation. What kinds of wall anchors can I use?
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How do you know if a drill is too lightweight for a heavyweight job?

I work in a steel door factory where I work mostly in the assembly department where I use drills and angle grinders. The management is cool enough to let us borrow the tools for home projects so I ...
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Can I drill through chemical anchor resin?

In order to hang a TV wall mount* onto a hollow clay bricks wall, I decided to use chemical anchors to ensure the mount will endure with the TV weight. (* originally came with 3 50mm Fischer wall ...
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What kind of drill bit will go through both concrete and wood to sink concrete anchors through the sill plate?

I need to sink 8" TITEN HD concrete anchors into a foundation and through 3" of wood sill plate above the concrete. It would be nice to use one drill bit, but from my research it looks like ...
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Wall Anchor - Shade sails - wind [closed]

This is a variation on a theme of questions that have been asked before. I have 3 shade sails and I live in Scotland... They are anchored into two 6 inch posts, and the wall of the house. They have ...
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Anchor Bolt for Double-Stud Wall to Install a 9in deep Multi-Slide Door in California

Building an addition with a multi-slide door in California. Exterior walls are 2x4 with anchor bolts at 48in on center. However, Multi-side door is 8-5/8 inches deep. So, I am thinking of either: ...
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Ramset nail into concrete

I have a Home Depot ramset device using the yellow bullets and trying to fasten these wire holders into the concrete but it’s just not working, either they don’t go in all the way to hold it or they ...
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Rawlbolt anchor bolt too much torque required?

I’m using Rawlbolt anchor bolts to secure a bracket to clay brick. Drilled holes 14mm diameter, 50mm deep, removed dust & inserted shield. Hammered shield flush then inserted bolt, tightened to ...
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How to replace a wooden anchor in a decades-old concrete lintel

This is just below the flooring surface in a kitchen and inches from the back door out onto the garden. Camera is looking down - it's an inch and a half long. The 1971 concrete lintel has five of ...
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Do I need to anchor this cabinet?

I have a massive wooden cabinet. Behind it is a masonry wall. Do I need to anchor the cabinet to the wall? There are walls to the left and right of it, so it cannot be pushed except from the front. If ...
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Anchoring wall mounted parasol

I have bought a wall mounted parasol (this one), and now I need to attach it to my house. The parasol comes with 14mm wall-plugs and appropriate carriage bolts - my problem lies in where to attach it. ...
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Hung a shelf on a plaster wall, and it fell, but I want to try again--how do I do it right?

I hung 6 Ikea shelves (these ones, which are metal L-shaped brackets with wood shelves on top) on plaster walls using medium-duty plastic anchors. It was a real issue while we were working. The ...
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Removing painted over screw wall plugs (UK) and badly applied filler

I need to fix these eyesores on my walls. I think the wall has been painted with wood paint, and wall plugs (anchors) have been mudded and painted over. Any advice for how to fix this? Thanks!
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Filling large hole to screw/drill into again

I have a radiator which was not on properly. I tries tightening the screws but the original plaster just gave way. I filled it with 2 products (polycell and ronseal) which both claimed they could take ...
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Does a brick sleeve anchor need to go all the way in?

I want to hang a heavy piece of art (~8 lbs) over the bed, so I want to make sure that it is very securely attached. I was going to use a toggle bolt, but after drilling the hole in the wall, it seems ...
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How do I remove this wall anchor stuck in concrete wall?

Bought a TV recently. Tried to mount it onto our concrete block wall. Drilled. Hammered the M8 wall anchor bolt (with the nut on) too hard and it morphed the bolt. Struggled to unscrew the nut, ended ...
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Unsure how to use these dry wall anchors?

I am trying to install a floating shelf unit and the included wall anchors are these. I've tried following the guide Here but it seems that mine have two tabs sticking out that stops them from ...
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Wall anchors stuck halfway in stucco

I'm trying to install the a security camera outdoor on stucco. I used the drill to drill a hole until it hits something and cannot go further. Then I put the wall anchor into the hole and found that I ...
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Recommended sleeve anchor length for block wall (hollow blocks)

Am attaching a window well to the outside foundation wall. Foundation is built with blocks (hollow). I have some 3/8 x 3" sleeve anchors but considering the block is hollow it made me wonder: is ...
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Best permanent female-thread anchor in block construction?

I'm helping a friend install hurricane panels over the windows in their house. These panels are 5/8"-thick extruded clear(ish) plastic sheets, dimensionally similar to 5/8" plywood. These ...
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Pergola pier anchor bolts too high for new post base standoff

I have a cedar pergola that a contractor built for me 10 years ago. Recently I found carpenter ant damage to the posts, and previously posed the question here as to whether the posts were still ...
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The right anchors for our walls

I need to start putting things up on the walls in our new apartment we've moved to and a couple of light duty things were easy enough but I have to put up some shelves and things now that are 20 ...
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Drilling in a corner right next to a wall

Background In the kitchen I have an 80cm wide recess that perfectly fit with my 80cm wide x 72cm tall cupboards I got as a gift when moving in. One of the cupboards stands on the floor in the recess ...
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