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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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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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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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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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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 properly support a raised bar countertop on an outdoor kitchen

We have built an outdoor L-shaped kitchen with one side having a raised bar for eating/sitting. The kitchen was constructed of concrete block and faced with stacked stone with a pergola. What type ...
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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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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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Is there a standard hole diameter for corner braces?

I'm planning a project that requires corner braces, and I want to figure out what size bolts I can put through them. Unfortunately, at least on the Home Depot website, the corner brace product ...
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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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Knee Brace support Hanger for Treehouse

I am going to be building a Treehouse soon, and am researching the best and most cost effective means to do so. I am good on the platform and beams (using Treehouse Attachment Bolts), and am going to ...
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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 secure a one-armed toilet paper holder, which constantly slips off the mount?

I have a toilet paper holder attached to a tile wall with a single finger bracket (per the manufacturer). The holder constantly slips the finger bracket, goes loose, and leans to the side. The ...
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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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Mounting heavy items with no studs [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hidden/Floating Hardware for Solid Wood Alcove Shelves?

I would like to install some thick pieces of wood to form alcove shelves or a built-in bookshelf. They will be tied into studs on the left and right. Minimal support in the rear, against a false wall....
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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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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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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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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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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") ...