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Surface mount troffer on ceiling

I found these 2x4 LED troffers at a big box store. I'd like to surface mount them on my basement ceiling. I have low ceilings and they are only a half inch thick. They would be perfect. Can you think ...
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Identification of shelf brackets

I have a steel sheet metal cabinet that uses the pictured brackets to hold up shelves. It has a runner in each corner on the inside, with slots which the brackets fit into with a little tooth on the ...
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book shelf brackets

20 years ago we put up bookshelves (still doing fine) and now wish to add some more shelving but I bought (without thinking) some single-track brackets from Loews and they are about a millimeter off ...
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What is recommended method for mounting chandelier canopy that has 2 screws?

I want to mount a chandelier canopy like this one to the ceiling. You'll notice the hole on the left and the hole on the right. The way this assumingly is supposed to work is that you have the ...
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Bracket specification for wall-mounted desk

I've ordered a new desktop which will be made of solid oak. Its dimensions are 2300mm (L) x 820mm (W) (approx. 90.5" x 32"). I doubt it's relevant except for estimating its weight but it's 27mm (1") ...
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Toilet Paper Mounting Bracket

My toilet paper roll holder's mounting bracket has broken. I don't need to buy a whole new unit, just the mounting bracket. However, I am unable to find it anywhere. Tried the google on many ...
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Stair Handrail loose, but not due to screws loose

I have stair handrails held on by brackets like the one in the image. The bend in the loop piece has a larger diameter than the diameter of the post on the bracket that it loops around. Also the post ...
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How to attach old style stacking wire in-basket brackets

Old style stacking wire in-baskets have a heavy wire that is used for the stacking feature. How are the other ends of the wire attached to the next basket in the stack?
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Removable Bracket for Wood

I am hoping to bracket two pieces of wood together at in a removable fashion (parts of a table that can be disassembled). Through research I found hanger bolts which look close to what I would want, ...
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What are “Straight Corner Fixing Brackets” used for?

I saw these on eBay. What is their intended use? I was able to find lots of photos of similar items on Google but not of their actual use case. They seem to be for use against a flush surface. When ...
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Folding Square Bracket

I am doing a DIY project and looking for a folding square bracket. I've searched online and only can find folding brackets for shelves or tables and it is not exactly how I want it. Here is a crude ...
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Correct orientation for t-shaped shelf bracket to minimize stress on anchor bolts

I have a t-shaped shelf bracket that looks like this: | <- screw hole here | <shelf> |----------- <wall>| | | | <- screw hole here This is a ...
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Is there any such thing as a rectangular tripod mount or something like that? [closed]

So I bought this 20€ foldable laptop table: But I work with at least 2 external HDDs at a time, so I needed to find a way of having them "attached" to the table, too. The best, cheapest, most elegant ...
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Outdoor lamp installation without outlet box

I am replacing my old outdoor lamp. The new lamp has an X-shaped mounting bracket. However, my outlet does not have an outlet box (see pic), or may be there is one but the stucco has covered it. There ...
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Can I mount wall 75 inches (50kg) tv on plasterboard? [duplicate]

I am going to mount a TV to a wall in my living wall. The only problem I have is the TV weighs about 50kg and I am little bit afraid of hanging this amount of weight on pure plasterboard. Is it safe ...
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Mounting a shelf into concrete, with two non-identical anchors (brackets)

I have a wall shelf that I'd like to mount into a concrete wall. Unfortunately, due to a mistake I ended up with two different anchors (not sure what the term is - I think it's anchor, bracket, or ...
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Fence to Fence Post Gap, Fix a Leaning Fence

There is a big gap (at least 3") between the new fence at one side and old fence at perpendicular side. As you can see in the pic, the old fence is not connecting to the new fence post. Whoever ...
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How to install an AC bracket without a windowsill

These instructions call for anchoring the AC bracket to the window sill, right where it meets the stool: However, my windows don't have that layout, here's a picture of what mine looks like: How ...
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Is it possible for a bathroom countertop to be held up by angle brackets

We're remodeling the bathroom and want to get the countertop put in. Instead of building a vanity cabinet, we want to have a floating countertop (quartz). We found the piece we're interested in, and ...
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What's the name for a bar connecting two parts for reinforcement?

This shelf bracket has an oblique bar connecting the two arms, to make it stronger. That bar makes it a 'Heavy duty shelf bracket'. Does that bar have a name? Like 'reinforcing bar' for example. I ...
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49" TV wall mount with full motion bracket on plasterboard

I recently purchased the LG 49SJ800V. I would like to wall mount this TV using a full motion TV bracket (like this). Aerial and electricity sockets are located at 1.83m from the floor on a ...
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Length of drawer slides

I build a new cabinet that needs drawers. The front of face frame to the front of the back wall is 18.75". I'm planning to build a 17" drawer to fit that space. My problem is to determine what ...
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Can I mount a workbench on triangular shelf brackets over drywall?

Building a work bench to a finished drywall using triangle brackets. Bench will be approximately 22' in length and 24" deep. My shop is finished - insulated, drywalled and taped. I like the idea of ...
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Is it advisable to mount an outdoor air-conditioner on a wall with brackets?

I heard somewhere that mounting an outdoor air-conditioner unit in townhouses is not recommended, since vibration may propagate through the wall on adjacent units and thus disturb other tenants and ...
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Mounting heavy items with no studs

I purchased this wine rack even though I'm skeptical on the strength of the L Brackets. I do not have studs in my wall but purchased these heavy duty anchors for 3/8 inch drywall. Any thoughts on ...
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Where are the wall studs?

I'd like to put upright brackets above my sewing table, but I can't seem to locate the studs. The wall is shared with my neighbor in an apartment building. My stud finder was giving me some ...
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How do I design a quasi tamperproof shower curtain rod mounting point for eldery with Alzheimers?

Question I am seeking another solution to keep a shower curtain rod from falling easily. There were other posts that mentioned drilling and mounting. I would prefer, if possible, something that is ...
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How do I repair a broken garage door opener arm bracket?

The bracket that connects the push arm of our garage door opener is getting ripped off from the door (see picture below). All screws, except a bolt at the top of the bracket are detached. How can I ...
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how to fasten shelf bracket?

How do I fasten a shelf bracket correctly? I think I'll need to drive the two upper screws in at an angle? This is a typical bracket with three screw holes: one at the bottom and two on the top. The ...
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Is there a way to hang mini blinds with only 1/2" of space to mount the brackets?

I had all of the windows in my house replaced last week and I just assumed that my fairly new mini blinds would be able to be put back up but once the new windows were in, but there is now only a ...
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Use 10 inch network patch panel with 19 inch switch

I have 10 network outlets throughout the house that terminate in the basement. I got a 16-port switch for them to plug into, going via a 12-port patch panel. I can't figure out how I'm supposed to ...
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Bracing a metal-tubing clothing rack

Edit: See my answer below for the solution I eventually used. I bought a poor-quality clothing rack made out of metal tubing. Due to a design or manufacturing flaw, it sways badly from side to side. ...
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Should I fasten brackets to the wall or desktop first?

I have a 20"x60"x3/4" piece of knotty pine with three coats of lacquer. I have two big support brackets. This will be a minimalist desk, should I mount the brackets to the sheet then mount the ...
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Support for shelves already on L brackets

I have constructed two 6 feet by 19 inches shelves using 3 heavy duty brackets which have diagonal support , which is screwed into stud using 3 inch steel self drilling lag from spax. The floor of ...
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Affixing an angled shelf to a wall

I want to build a 45 degree angled shelf (think along the lines of a magazine shelf) across a 4 metre plasterboard covered concrete wall. The target load is approx. 50kg distributed evenly. I haven't ...
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how to “float” a large desk (3000mm x 720mm x 40mm) between walls

I am setting up a home office at the moment in a 3m wide room and like the idea of having a desk "float" from one side of the room to the other. I am basing on this guide. For my desk I'm going to ...
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A-Frame Bracket for 4x8 swing beam

I would like to build the A-frame swing structure. One end of the beam attaches to the playhouse. The other end is the A-frame and I plan to use 4x8x12 treated lumber as the beam since I already ...
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Special sized towel rack brackets needed - do they exist?

I'm trying to replace my bathroom towel racks, without re-drilling holes in the wall. The previous rack's holes are wider apart than all the standard holes I'm finding in stores, so I'm not finding ...
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Post to beam connections

I was told that I could find some angle brackets to secure the post to the beam. However, I'm finding nothing that doesn't require me to remove the set beam and start over. What is code? Is this going ...
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Need advice on how to make a projector screen fit into an area

We have a projector screen that can easily be lowered or raised electronically, whose top support is 113" wide, and whose physical edges are each 3 and half inches inset from the sides, so the screen ...
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How to support 2 x 10 on concrete?

I'm thinking of building a mailbox like in this picture Problem is that I need to bolt it down onto concrete. Any suggestions on the best way to support 2 pieces of 2x10 at around 4 feet high?
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Small red brick wall area to hold L brackets

Refer to image below, I would like to know are my wall and the custom build L brackets able to hold around 50kg includes table top. Ps: the L brackets is flat not those angle L Here's a picture of ...
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Is there a name for right angle braces / brackets that have enlarged holes for adjustments?

I like building furniture, and at times need to use right angle brackets. The problem is that when I'm screwing them in, right at the end they'll shift the tiniest bit which throws off everything. ...
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What is the recommended post cap or strapping for corner post under beam and rim joists?

I'm trying to find the appropriate strapping to secure a beam to a post, while providing a means to attach a double rim-joist. Consider the drawings below: In both of these drawings if I use a post ...
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Looking for a particular dual-track shelving bracket.

I'm considering a dual-track wall shelf system for our living room: (Photo from Home Depot/Rubbermaid) I'd also like to hang a few things from the tracks other than shelves. For example, I'd like to ...
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Ceiling Fan Junction Box Converter/Bracket 1/2 inch width difference

First time poster. I feel like I have researched everywhere and not found the answer I am looking for. I've called a few manufactures of ceiling fans who didn't have any answers either. I began ...
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Mounting a TV on the wall

I am trying to mount a 20 inch TV on a plasterboard wall. There are only two studs in the wall. One where I won't be able to see the TV and the other above an electrical socket. I do not want to put ...
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Strap Mount Bracket, what is it called?

I am looking for a strap mount bracket. I have seen them on products but I need to buy one for a home project and can't find one for sale, probably because I don't know what it is called. The ...
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3 way 90 deg joint

Hey I'm looking to buy (8x) this bracket/join to make a studio box but, I'm not able to find the correct name to look up the prices online. What the name of this joint/bracket? PVC or Metal is don't ...
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Wall shelving: 2 or 3 brackets?

I am trying to build wall shelves in this little nook here. The space is 52 inches long. I'm using these wooden brackets from Ikea: But I am unsure whether to use 2 brackets, or 3. (2 would be ...