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is bottom support or top support for a shelf better?

I am building a "railing" from 2x4 lumber that will sit 13 inches off of a wall by 6 foot across/wide. The rails will need to hold approximately 150 lbs spread roughly equally across the 6 ...
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Spacing between shelf brackets for 1/4 inch plywood and light load

I want to put up a track around the ceiling of my basement for the cats to run around on. Looking at the scrap I have available I believe I have more than enough 1/4" plywood (dunno what kind of ...
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How to choose between standard post bases and high-uplift-resistance post bases for deck?

I designed a 12'x16', 16" high deck using Simpson Strong-Tie Deck Planner Software. I'll be using Trex 1" deck boards with 3/16" spacing. The software specified Simpson ABU post bases ...
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What bracket should I use to wall mount a floor fan?

I have this 18" High velocity floor fan. I need to mount it on the wall so that it is out of the way of tiny fingers. I am in England so I will be drilling into brick. Strength and functionality ...
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How can I provide lateral support for hydronic baseboard pipe?

I am renovating a room that has slant fin baseboard. I want to replace the slant fin hardware (cover) with a different cover style. These are high output pipes that run horizontal to each other. The ...
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How to remove a wall bracket for retail shelving?

This is a support bracket for a retail shelf. It's super tight and I am unable to remove. Most just lift up and remove that way, this one won't lift up. How do I remove it?
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Mantle Brackets on Brick Fireplace Wall

I have a fireplace wall that is 8’8” wide. The brick stops at 62 1/2” high and then there is a small stud wall above it with 3/4” pine penny gap that’s flush with the face of the brick, all the way up ...
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Mounting a board to a tree without screws [closed]

I'm looking for suggestions on permanently mounting a board vertically to a tree but without drilling into the tree or harming it. I was looking for some type of bracket or strap that would withstand ...
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Will this plan support my shelf?

I am installing three 81” shelves on a wall in a laundry alcove off a kitchen. The house is 100+ years old with lathe and plaster walls, orange peel surface. Studs are located at 18, 34, 50, and 65 ...
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Any reason not to silicone caulk around glass shower brackets?

I’ve had the glass installers come by to fix, but I’m wondering if there’s any reason I should not fully silicone caulk around the brackets that hold the glass in place. The company has only caulked ...
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Can I drill a bracket for a hanging basket into this column on our deck or will it weaken it?

Our deck has four columns made of wood that support its roof. Can I drill screws into the columns to attach brackets for hanging plant baskets or will this weaken the columns? We hang a swing chair ...
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Securing a glass set of shelves to a glass wall

I need to "baby-proof" this corner glass bracket by securing it to the glass walls of the balcony, at each of its 3 levels. Since there are no holes through which to pass any rope/wire, I ...
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Shelves into single metal stud. Is it possible?

I have seen many similar questions, but most are around mounting a TV. I'd like to mount some shelves to hold kitchen appliances (air fryer, coffee machine, toaster, etc). 4 shelves in total, 3 with ...
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Studs too far apart to hang tv wall mount [duplicate]

i noticed that my studs are too far apart to use the wall mount i have to hang my tv. Do they sell extension bracket arms that attach to the tv wall mounting bracket so that i may attach it to the ...
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Deck V Brace Alternatives

I have a V brace underneath my deck for stability, but I'd like to replace it with something that fits between joists. Im putting in an under deck ceiling and the V brace takes up some head room, so ...
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Will my shelf be strong enough despite one of the brackets being in drywall anchors?

I just put up some shelves using brackets from Home Depot and Canadian Tire. You can see them in the image below. The brackets themselves are rated for much more weight than I'm putting on them (like ...
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Electrical box too small/incompatible with mounting plate

The mounting bracket for my new wall light fixture is incompatible with the existing electrical box. While it seems reasonable to drill the mounting plate so that the top/bottom mounting screws can be ...
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Are there brackets/braces like this? [closed]

Are there brackets/braces like this -- right angle, typically would be used in corners? The base turned inside-out, in comparison to this type of bracket: Or maybe perhaps I could take larger piece ...
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How to Remove Outlet New Work Box attached to Stud Bracket?

My wife and I found this problem where we want to replace a new work box? with an old work box that will allow for a new outlet to be place in there, however the old box is attached to this metal ...
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TV mounting bracket removal

How do you remove this type of TV bracket? (separating the TV-mounted rails from the wall mounted bracket) For context, this bracket is likely 15+ years old. It doesn't appear to have pull tabs on the ...
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How should I hang my laundry room shelves?

I want to hang two shelves in the laundry room above the washer and dryer. The shelves are 2x12's that are 60" long. I bought a pair of heavy duty brackets (11 5/8" x 8 1/4") rated to ...
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What is the best wind-resistant wood-to-tube post installation using mechanical adapters?

I am installing a privacy fence using 29 gauge PBR panels and mechanical fence post adapters similar to the Simpson Strong-Tie pictured below. Each panel will overlap one another and each post by at ...
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Stairway handrail needs to be lower than the wall mounting

I want to install a stairway handrail, but the lower part of the wall is covered by an old marble panelling that cannot be drilled. So the only place I can attach brackets to the wall is above this ...
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How do I attach a 1.25in OD mast to a utility pole?

I'm looking to install an antenna mast along a utility-type pole. This bracket would be perfect, however, the mast I am mounting is 1.25in OD.
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Floating shelf leaning forward/sloping down

Background I am fitting some solid oak floating shelves to a plasterboard wall, using a kit I purchased from Etsy. I was supplied with Gripit brown anchors which are plenty capable of supporting the ...
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Can 2-4x4x8 wood posts be stacked?

Trying to get a basketball goal set up. Can’t find anywhere that sells metal posts for this. There are however wood posts. We got 2-4x4x8 for a total of 16’. 4’ of which will be cemented in ground. ...
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What are these metal strips on our garage walls for?

In a brick outdoor garage building we have metal banding attached vertically to the walls. They seem to be pre drilled, as if they are intended to facilitate fixing additional fixtures e.g shelves. Is ...
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Do Roller Shades have Universal mounting brackets so I can switch out?

Do Most Roller Shades have universal mounting brackets? I want to maybe switch roller shades every couple years between different company manfacucturers? This way I don't have install drill holes for ...
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Install old work low voltage bracket in too big hole

I'm trying to repair a low voltage outlet that was butchered by our cable installer. I was hoping I could reuse the bracket he had used by the "wings" were on serrated or corrugated tabs ...
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What is the part called that holds the upper pulley on an extension spring garage door?

I have an extension spring garage door that doesn't open and close smoothly, and many times it doesn't complete a cycle before jamming up. I recently discovered why - the stationary pulley is quite ...
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How to mount this sink?

Hello I'm new here. I've looked into sink wall brackets. (I prefer to hang rather than using a pedestal). I cant find hanging brackets for the back or the shelf type to hang it that way. Would it ...
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Shelf Bracket Identification?

Can anyone please help me identify the name of this bracket so that I can order more for my metal cupboard? Thanks!
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Beam size and placement for a balcony with supportive brackets? [closed]

I need to build a small timber (spruce) balcony that relies on support brackets. Beam strength calculations cause me a lot of confusion and inconfidence. So my question is, how thick should the ...
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Gallow Bracket for Hammock Chair?

I have a tree in my backyard with no branches low enough for a chair hammock. My plan is to make a 36" gallow shelf bracket with a 2x4 (hang it upside down so flat part is parallel to the ground),...
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How to support a window AC unit for a dormer window?

Does anyone have a solution for installing a window AC unit they've successfully used for a dormer window (meaning one which has part of the roof sloping down below the outside bottom edge of the ...
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Vertical radiator on single stud?

I have an internal, decorated plasterboard wall (aka drywall outside UK) with poor studding: 120cm from its left end, there is a 22mm wide (i.e., as measured horizontally parallel to the wall) stud, ...
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Brackets for Live edge wood shelf

I have a wood shelf I want to hang in my kitchen. The description states 8 x 24 however; the shelf is actually 9" on one end and 8" on the other end. I understand the brackets should be 1&...
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What is this triangle shape thing that holds the bottom of shade to the door

I am wondering what is this triangle shape plastic thing that holds the bottom of the shade to the door? I need to buy multiple of them but I don't know the name.
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Built-in shelves brackets

I'm planning built-in shelves with a design similar to the pictures belwo. Building the shelves is straightforward to me but I'm not sure how to do the installation and/or what kinds of "...
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Cant remove brackets on underside of bathroom sink

I can’t figure out how to remove (or even turn) these brackets. Has anyone seen them or know how to work with these? I’ve done a lot of searching and can’t find anything.
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Best way to remove tv projector mount to access air filter?

I bought a place that has a TV projector mounted to the ceiling. However, the mount is sort of a Y bracket that blocks the air filter from being removed and cleaned. I tried using a 3mm and a 4mm ...
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Can't reattach rail onto Hunter Douglas bracket

My bedroom window has a Hunter Douglas Vignette shade. Since I bought thr place the shade has fallen occasionally and it's always a pain to get back up. Is there a trick to reattaching? Right now one ...
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Is 11 - 12 inches of overhang on a shelf too much?

I've got a couple of shelves that were manufactured to 120cm in length, which is slightly less than 48" (47.25"). Unfortunately, I discovered that the desired location has stud spacing of ...
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How can I hit studs and avoid cables when installing a TV mount?

I bought a suitable TV wall mount bracket (45"-55") for my 48" television, however, I have reservations about committing to the work. My concerns are Should I look for a wall stud, and ...
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How to attach a blind to a wall when I need extra clearance?

I recently bought a Venetian blind, which comes with 3 mounting brackets. My plan is to screw these to the wooden window frame. The issue is that the glass panel has been replaced by double glazing a ...
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What length bracket is required to hold 1.25" thick wood shelving with 11" depth?

I have heavy wood shelves about 1.25" thick and extend 11" from the wall, with differing lengths ranging from 34" to 100". I've noticed that even shelf brackets that are even 5-6&...
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Shelf brackets extend past the shelf

I am a little confused. I purchased shelf brackets in the exact size of the previous ones I had for this shelf. The new brackets however extend a bit further past the shelf itself ( not the depth ...
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What is this kind of bracket called?

I would ideally like this buy the below bracket, but I can't find any reseller. Searching for angle bracket oval adjustable hole doesn't give anything similar, so I am guessing this kind of bracket ...
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TV Wall mount permanent bracket arcs forward

Last night I installed the TV mount bracket on the drywall with two stud support. This was my first ever D.I.Y. lol. Meanwhile, it looks all fine and everything is in place but I noticed that the ...
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What is this metal bracket called?

I want to connect two parallel, overlapping wooden beams by putting two steel “braces” on each of the ends of the overlapping stretch, so four in total. These braces should look like the one I’ve ...
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