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Drywall anchor can't fully penetrate drywall

I'm in a new apartment (built 1 year ago) and I am trying to hang a wall mirror (about 50-ish pounds). I've tried 2 different sizes of drywall anchors but the anchors only reach about 1/2inch into the ...
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Proper way to brace a knee wall with hold downs

So I've taken out a section of wall between my kitchen/living room and am leaving only a knee wall (41" high) that will have a breakfast bar on top of it. Removal of the wall went fine, however, the ...
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How deep to place a deadman anchor for a slackline?

I want to place a permanent anchor for a slackline in my parents' backyard. I looked around at the different options, but I don't have access to some of them (e.g. no duckbill anchors), so I think I ...
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attach an IKEA Lillangen cabinet to the wall above tiles

I am thinking about buying an IKEA Lillangen cabinet for my bathroom. That one: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50396635/. The assembly instructions are here: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/...
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Can I use projecting bolt shield anchors in AAC concrete blocks?

I just bought a 60” TV, and a very heavy duty bracket to attach it to the wall. The wall itself is made of aerated autoclaved concrete blocks, and I have read you need to be careful about what kind of ...
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Mounting a pull-up bar on drywall and metal studs?

I live in a high-rise that utilizes metal studs. My roommate wants to hang this pull-up bar above a door frame. Is it possible, and via what options, to hang this without a high chance of ripping out ...
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Anchoring through shower tile & beyond

The attempted shower seat I recently tried to install a shower seat in my shower. It came with an aluminum wall bracket, and is anchored with 5 approximately 3'' screws inserted into typical plastic ...
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Concrete post base wood too tight

I'm using the Simpson PB66Z "Galvanized Post Base" to attach my pressure treated 6x6 to the footing. The wood seems to be slightly too large to fit such that the bottom of the post rests on the metal. ...
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Regarding wall anchor specifications

Wall anchors say that they are rated for x number of pounds. My questions are: Is that “per anchor”? And, if so, how accurate is it? And up to what point? For example: if I had 100 wall anchors ...
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Installing anchors into a hollow metal panel

I'm installing a curtain rod in our studio. The windows we have are installed and framed by metal including a metal panel box atop them. It's hollow and the metal panel appears to be less than 2mm ...
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Trouble drilling into outside facing wall above window to hang curtain rod

I have an outside facing wall on the second story of my home. I'm trying to drill above a window to put a support for a curtain rod. I can easily drill about 1/5 of an inch but then the drill just ...
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What type of screws and drill bits should I use to mount a mantel over faux stone?

I recently installed Airstone on my fireplace wall. It's a Lowe's product. I guess it would be considered a stone veneer. I am planning to install a mantel. The one I bought has a hanger board that ...
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How do I attach a wooden post to existing concrete steps?

Background At the front of my house I have concrete steps leading up to the porch. Having just rebuilt the porch, I've discovered that they are actually concrete veneer over brick. It appears that ...
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How can I anchor to a 1" thick hollow wall with a very shallow cavity?

I just moved into a pre-war apartment in the Upper West Side, New York. I'm trying to install some wall shelves. I don't know anything about the construction of this building, so I'm learning about ...
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Mounting to hollow wall through slate tile

I have slate tile on a wall in my bathroom and I want to mount a couple of robe hooks on this wall. My plan was to use a couple of spring toggles, as the wall is approaching 1" thick with the tile ...
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How tight should a screw be screwed in? [closed]

Might sound as a simple question, but I am still confused. As a new learning DIYer, I want to know in more detail on which application how much a screw should be tighten. For example, if I want to ...
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When to use inox (stainless steel) screws in an anchor as opposed to using galvanized/normal screw?

Is it only when there is a possibility of humidity? Are inox screws better for withstanding some weights, are they tougher or just their water handling is better? I see there are different types of ...
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Sleeve anchors not going all the way in?

I bought some 3/8" x 3" sleeve anchors for a fence i'm installing. This is very hard concrete from a building ledge; the holes cannot be drilled with a regular hammer drill. So we drilled 3" holes ...
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How to repair towel rack that was anchored in drywall

I live in an apartment and my towel rack was ripped out of the wall. I put some weight on it, and one of the sides came out. I looked into the hole and found that it was anchored into the drywall, so ...
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Drilling depth for 3" anchor sleeve?

Im concrete, How deep does the hole have to be so that a 3" anchor sleeve is most effective? I'm drilling in very hard concrete, and I've drilled about 2.5" in depth. Is that good enough? They'll be ...
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hanging a water hose holder on stucco… do I need to find a stud?

I am hanging a water hose holder for a 50 foot all-rubber hose. This holder can be mounted with 6 screws (2 rows X 3 columns). Would it be necessary to try to at least get that middle column ...
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What anchor type should I use for mounting a pull-up bar installation into concrete?

So yesterday I got a pull up bar at a really good price. Now the only thing I got to do is to mount it to a solid concrete wall. Since a nearby shop offers only a few different anchors, I bought two ...
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How much force can a concrete block fence and wood stud hold when installing a large shade sail?

I have a standard concrete block fence. I want to install a large 20 x 26 foot shade sail, or two 20 x 13 shade sails by screwing hooks into the wall, and the other end into my house via the studs. ...
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Installing shelf over block construction walls, plus more

I'm in Florida. Exterior walls are concrete block, then rigid foam insulation with randomly located wood furring strips, then a double layer wall covering (sheetrock covered by a layer of concrete ...
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Anchor won’t penetrate wall?

I was going to hang a few floating shelves from target and they came with plastic anchors that they said to screw into the wall. Since I don’t have a drill, so I tried that but the anchors stop ...
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What size is this wallplug, and then what drill size (and type) would I use for brick?

I'm trying to hang a hose "butler" from Home Depot (Model CHH200HB). It comes with three wallplugs and screws, so should be simple, but there is no sign of what size the plugs or screws are, nor which ...
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mount bed to aerated concrete wall

I want to mount a bed frame to 2 aircrete walls with a pillar on the unsupported corner. I've heard that anchors can tear out parts of the wall if overtightened. My question is for a load greater than ...
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Will 2“ x 6” treated lumber warp if used like this?

I will be using 10-ft x 2" x 6" treated lumber for a rail. Will treated wood used as a rail warp? Let me explain the application: I have a 10-ft 2"x6" piece of treated wood that will be attached at ...
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What size fasteners should I use to mount fence bases to concrete?

We're anchoring several 4" x6" x 1/4" steel plates to concrete. They will be used for a fence. These bases need to be solid, but it's simply to separate one area from another (people won't be near it)....
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Preventing swing set legs from sinking

I'm putting together a swing set in my backyard mostly following this Youtube video. I'd like to make sure that the legs of the A-frames don't sink into the ground over time when it rains, etc. What ...
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Looking for studs in thick plasterboard to attach 12" kitchen cabinet

I have the Ikea 12" kitchen cabinet. It is standalone (between sink that's separately attached and stove). It is a pullout, so I need to attach it to wall. I cannot find the studs in that wall at all....
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Floating shelf bracket using shorter metal prongs

I routed out 25cm long grooves in the center of the thickness of my floating ply shelves (3.4cm thickness). I have metal jumbo bolts of 12mm thickness and 25cm length that worked very well (the ...
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Why was a light fixture installed with dry wall anchors? [closed]

I came home to a light fixture hanging off the wall today. The light was never attached to the electrical box, instead it was installed with drywall anchors to the edge of the drywall against the box. ...
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How can I reattach a kitchen cabinet door hinge with plastic dowels?

I was hoping that maybe someone could give me some recommendations what to do with my kitchen cupboard door. It came off after a washing machine next to it started "walking" during the spinning cycle ...
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40LB TV Mounted on Drywall using 6 Plastic Anchors. WILL THIS FALL?

The 55' tv is 38.8 lbs and I used 6 drywall anchors rated for 80lbs. I hung it 24 hours ago at a friends house, and I've been nervous since reading contradictory information online. Having only done ...
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New construction home, loose foundation anchor nuts

I am going around caulking behind the insulation due to drafts. Part of basement sits above ground, as house is built on slope. Many of the nuts on these foundation anchors are loose. I have been ...
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Need help with attaching wood to cinder block

Ive been researching and toiling over this as opposed to actually getting it done for too long, finally had to turn to a forum! I purchased a relatively old house (1957) some time ago and we've ...
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How should plywood sheathing be detailed around bolts/bearing plates in seismic retrofit work?

The City of Los Angeles standard planset for seismic retrofits shows the anchor bolt's bearing plate (washer) resting on the sill plate (vs. resting on the 2x blocking of the shear wall). But there is ...
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Replacing the railing on an old rock retaining wall

This house was built in the mid 1950s. I assume the rock wall was built at the same time. It has an old railing that is not attached anymore and needs to be replaced. My current plan is to cut off the ...
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Double expansion concrete anchor

I have a few 3/8" double expansion concrete anchors and noticed that on one side it is threaded and on the other it is not. Which side goes into the hole?
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pull up bar from concrete ceiling

I am considering installing a pull up bar in my basement. My concrete ceiling has these anchors (not sure if it's the correct term, please check the picture) about 90cm apart from each other in a ...
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concrete ceiling anchor: how much weight can it support?

Not sure if ceiling anchor is the correct term, so I attached a picture for reference. I removed the drop ceiling from my basement, the metal frame holding the tiles were screwed into these wholes (...
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Unable to screw completely into plug/anchor

I am attaching curtain rail holders into a wall for installing a door curtain. I have drilled four holes (two for each bracket) with diameter 6 mm and depth 50 mm, in a wall which appears to have ~12 ...
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Shed wall anchorage

I have an existing 48"x48"x4" thick concrete pad sitting atop gravel/crushed stone that goes down to the frost depth. The pad was poured with the idea being that a water tank would sit on it, and then ...
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Securing heavy-load shelves onto a sandy wall

I have tried to install shelves with simple plastic wall anchors. These are Ikea wall shelves with one big metal bracket. The wall is apparently very sandy and I can feel the bracket pulling the ...
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How can I mount cabinetry to metal furring strips with shallow depth?

I'm trying to mount IKEA Besta cabinets and a 55" tv to my condo wall. The drywall is 1/2" and is attached to a concrete wall with 1" depth metal drywall furring strips spaced 24" apart. I was ...
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How to hang a projector screen (cloth) with a few inches away from the wall?

I have some odd fixture/design on the dry wall I want to hang the projector screen against, but if I were to fasten the screen on that wall, the crooked things on the wall will bulge through the ...
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Why can't I drive this Tapcon into concrete?

I'm trying to drive a 2 1/2" long 3/16" diameter tapcon into a 50 year-old concrete slab/subfloor to attach a new toilet flange. The instructions on the case of Tapcons said to drill a hole in the ...
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Help! Drywall anchor doesn't go through metal

I'm trying to install a heavy mirror and I've drilled through some thin metal...now I'm trying to put a plastic wall anchor through it and it won't go in. I've done it properly for one side but that'...
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How long do expansion anchors last?

I have a wall sconce in my room, which is attached to the wall with two expansion anchors (dowels). They look well-fixed, but, AFAIK, they are about 20 years old. Do you know, how long dowels last, ...