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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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What type of wall mount is this (composed of spring, metal piece, and screw)?

The walls in my office have grooves built in for hanging chalkboards, and I see that one chalkboard in the office has already been hung using a mount composed of a spring, a metal piece, and a screw (...
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Breaking Carbide Drill Bits

I was hanging some shelves on my kitchen walls. It's an interior wall of a 100 year old addition, these seem to be drywall glued directly to red brick, maybe plaster with dry wall glued to it. I ...
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anchoring a beam made from dimensional lumber to concrete piers

The rim joists of a shed will sit on two horizontal beams. The beams need to be secured to concrete piers with some kind of galvanized tie. Something like the one in the picture. The beams will be ...
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How do I fill the holes in concrete to reattach a curtain rod?

I am very, very new to this DIY thing, so be gentle. A bedroom curtain rod popped out of this concrete wall with a surface material which I don't recognize. The rod holds fairly heavy blackout ...
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Can you use self-drilling anchors on old plaster ceiling?

I'm installing a track light on the ceiling. The ceiling is old plaster (~1945) The fixtures come with what I can tell are self-drilling anchors. Is it a good idea to use these anchors on plaster ...
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What type of screws/anchors to fasten a closer to a steel door

What are some proper screws or anchors to use for affixing something to a steel walk-in door? The example for this question will be attaching an automatic closer to an exterior steel door. The door is ...
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Does anyone know where I can find this sort of l-screw hollow wall anchor combo?

I have tried putting a heavy painting up that has two slots where l-shaped screws hold it up. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a drywall anchor long enough so that the l-screws go in deep ...
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How can I attach the sill plate to the block formation (contractor did not do it)

When we purchased this home we had some renovations done before we moved in, one included framing in an existing covered porch on 2 sides. The builder came highly recommended and routinely built $500k+...
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Expanding foam in anchor bolt area?

I have a detached mother-in-law suite being finished. The exterior walls have three 2x6s stacked. I believe the bottom is the sill plate. The anchor bolts go through there. Then there is a second ...
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Help identifying pieces in ambiguous wall anchor kit

I’m a newbie at installing things into the studs / drywall, and I need some help identifying how to use what is included in this wall rack mount kit. Three yellow pieces (anchors?) Three long screws ...
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How to support 20 feet of 4 inch pvc drain pipe horizontally along a concrete wall?

I need to run 20 feet of 4 inch drain pipe horizontally along a concrete wall. Someone suggested saddle clamps and anchors. I am not sure exactly what type to use, especially if the pipe is full of ...
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What is the white/cream colored plastic behind drywall in my wall?

I am running into a problem using self drilling anchors, where there appears to be a thin hard white plastic surface on the backside of the sheet rock. This is the last pole of 6 that I need to ...
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Toggle anchor will not pull all the way

I am installing two toggle anchors in drywall to hold a heavy mirror. The first one went normally, but this second one will not cinch all the way. No human strength can push the plastic disk farther ...
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Safe mounting of decorative hook with small holes

I have a few of these hooks I'd like to mount, but I'm having trouble figuring out the right way to secure them. I determined the holes are a bit wider than 7/64 inches by passing that size drill bit ...
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Anchors for concrete - what to use on a concrete ceiling?

When it comes to concrete, besides metal anchors like lag shield we have the plastic ones being: wall plug, plastic anchor and ribbed anchor. Is there any other (non-metal) anchor that can be used on ...
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Install wood panel in concrete ceiling

I would like to install a 30 x 60 inches wood panel (1 inch thick) in the ceiling. Not sure how much this wood panel alone would weight. Looking for suggestions of what kind of wood to use. The idea ...
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Proper sized screws to attach whiteboard on wall

I need to attach a 120 x 200 cm (47.2" x 78.7") whiteboard to a concrete wall with some plaster on it, and the whiteboard arrived with 4 screws which seem kind of small to me. I will be ...
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How to keep plastic concrete screw anchors from spinning?

I keep on getting these concrete anchoring kits in floor safes that consist of a 1/2" plastic insert and lag screw. (see photo) The instructions say to drill a 1/2" hole in the concrete, tap ...
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Attaching video doorbell to stucco over rigid foam insulation

To the right and left of my front door are 6" deep protrusions/doorposts covered in stucco. I'm pretty sure (from another home installation project) that these posts are not really doorposts but ...
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Reusing anchor holes in plasterboard

I used molly bolts in plasterboard and had issues with spinning. I’ve now removed them, and realised that they were too short for the plasterboard, which is thicker than I thought it would be. The ...
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Replacing overtightened molly bolts

I’m attempting to hang a 12.5kg mirror on plasterboard using a French cleat fixing. The studs are in the wrong place, so I’ve used three molly bolts. Unfortunately one is spinning (perhaps ...
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Attaching wooden posts to existing deck

I have a rooftop deck and want to put up 4 posts for string lights and attaching a shade sail. After consulting some YouTube videos and diy sites, I'm planning on purchasing post bases that ...
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How to fix and redrill stucco/concrete to install a new bib?

Replacing a hose bib and the new holes don't match the old holes. The exterior is stucco over concrete. Also, it looks like initially they stucco'ed after the hose was installed. I think I would like ...
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Screw not fully screwed into drywall anchor

I used these drywall anchors. They went into the wall just fine and are flush against the wall. However my clothing rack requires 16 screws, and I think I didn't measure and drill perfectly well, so ...
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How to anchor railings into concrete correctly

Where I live the most popular way to anchor railings or fence into concrete is a method that I cannot find any reference about it on the web. A 7mm hole is drilled into concrete and then a 8mm steel ...
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How to best connect anodized aluminum and wood posts

I have added an anodized aluminum guardrail to the edge of my raised patio on one side. The other sides are surrounded by wood guardrails. The wood posts are roughly 3" x 3" pine, and the ...
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Vinyl Fence on Deck - How to stabilize or strength the Post Support

I have a 14' long fence on top of my composite deck. In the wind, it sways quite a bit and is very noisy. The fencing seems to catch the wind like a parachute. The furthest post doesn't move much as ...
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Concrete screws not going in all the way [duplicate]

I'm attempting to use tapcon 1/4in by 2.75in concrete screws to affix something to a wall of poured concrete, but it's only going about 3/5 of the way in before refusing to go any further. I used the ...
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Structural integrity of new fence on concrete slab

I recently bought a condo with a 11'x13' patio with a wooden privacy fence. The fence is in pretty bad shape so I want redo it with new wood in a more modern design by doing horizontal planks. I ...
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How can I drill into cinder blocks and attack brackets?

I want to affix some shelves to some cinder block walls. The shelves would be 3000 x 400mm. I have been eyeing up these brackets as supports. The shelves will be to hold power tools and toolboxes and ...
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Anchor 1x2 wood on cabinet side wall

Can anyone recommend a good method of anchoring a 1x2 9" wood strip on the side of the cabinet wall? The strip will be used as a shelving bracket. I don't expect there to be a lot of weight but I'd ...
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Securing a large screw hook in drywall without an anchor

I have a large-ish screw hook in some drywall that is only supporting a dustpan and hand brush. The hook is not in a stud. As-is, the weight is not too much and the solution works. However, I am ...
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Attachment sites for sun sail on house

I am looking to install an 18’ by 18’ shade sail. 2 corners I am planning on putting in 6 x 6 posts cemented into the ground. I’m having trouble with the other 2 corners that need to be safely ...
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How to support freestanding trellis with 2x4 legs

I'm getting married soon. One of the decorations is a custom built arbor 7.5 ft tall, 7 ft wide, and 2 ft deep, made with 2x4 legs. After the wedding we want to install it in our garden as a rose ...
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How to mount header bracket for garage door opener to concrete wall?

The anchor of the header bracket securing the garage door opener's rail to the concrete wall above the garage door came loose over time and with vibrations (details in a previous question). What is ...
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Concrete floor “too thin” for bolt and sleeve anchor

In our 100-year-old co-op building in NYC, I'm replacing a failed door stop with a heavier one to prevent our (very) hefty entrance door from smashing the doorway's marble. The door stop is intended ...
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How to mount these anchors?

In the mounted object (pull-up bar) there are 4 holes and in the kit there are 4 such anchors. One type has a metal sleeve, there's decent gap between internal bolt and the sleeve - it moves freely, ...
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Mounting pull up bar on cinder block wall

So, I've read through a bunch of stuff online for mounting a pull up bar to a cinder block wall and before I go out and rent a hammer drill I want to see what would be the best anchor system for my ...
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Screw for concrete roof

I am installing some solar panels that measure 41" x 27" on my concrete flat roof using slotted angle bars. What type of of screws (as well as wish and length) would be best to attach to the roof and ...
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How can I remove this concrete wall anchor?

The anchor pictured was holding a hose reel, which has been removed. When I twist the part sticking out it just spins infinitely in either direction. I think it is something like a toggle or a molly ...
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wall anchor didn't go all the way in - hit a white plastic?

Pretty new with everything about drilling stuff into the wall, so forgive me. I tried to use a recommended wall anchor (click the link for more info), and unfortunately, about halfway through, the ...
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What are we doing wrong? Just trying to hang a picture ☹️

My husband and I have some serious issues with the walls in our house. It was built in 1996; we live in CT. This is the 2nd time we’ve tried to hang something on a wall, and it has turned disastrous. ...
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How to find a right screw for a hole

I want to hang some stuff on my wall so here it comes to the part where I need to get screws/anchors. Saying I have a hole in a piece that I would like to attach(a picture attached), how can I ...
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Distance between edge of concrete for anchor bolts?

In residential construction, placing anchor (j bolts) for the sill plate, I have always read that it's best to stay towards the outside edge of the foundation and face the J portion towards the ...
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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/...