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Toggle anchor on OSB board

Please, anyone ever tested toggle anchor on OSB board, does it hold more than drywall? I believe so, any experience will be appreciated, TIA. Anchor: https://a.co/d/2pBDbHI
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Hitting something hard drilling a screw near my curved molding in a 1906 ceiling - looks like sandy stone with hair in it - what is that?

** Updated with what I found in the drilled hole Can I just drill through it with a masonry bit, or do I need to be careful? It's a 1906 brick row house that was gut renovated in 2015. Nothing shows ...
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Is it okay to install a curtain rod into drywall after drilling a few accidental holes a few centimeters away?

I should have bought a stud finder from the beginning but here I am now. I'm worried that the drywall/anchor won't be able to hold up the curtain rod because of the nearby holes I've drilled. I feel ...
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How do I reinforce wall anchors used to hang kitchen cabinets?

The IKEA kitchen cabinets were installed according to their instructions, approx. 6-8 inches between each screw on the rails. But as there wasn't appropriate studs for each screw, some used wall ...
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Hanging Hooks on a Pocket Door Wall

I have a very small bathroom with extremely limited space and poor planning, and the only place I could put anything to hang two towels is on a narrow sliver of wall next to the shower stall. I’m ...
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Drywall anchor above or below previous anchor

I accidentally put in a (fairly large) concrete anchor instead of the proper drywall anchor. As I’m trying to correct this, I’ve left the concrete anchor in place assuming this is better than removing ...
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Best method for attaching/creating Moss Wall Art on drywall

I'm looking to cover a wall with a seamless edge-to-edge moss art piece like this: This will be on an interior wall which I believe is plain drywall (any way to check it's not solid/concrete?), ...
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What do you do when there is nothing good to screw in to for a towel rack? [duplicate]

Yes seems easy but happens all the time. Just bought a house and the previous owner duped us on a towel rack. Pure mud patches right behind the rack. Would have to lower it 3-4 inches and might ...
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Are these screws / anchors good enough for mounting this decorative shelf on drywall?

See the images below. Are these small screws suitable for mounting this on drywall? If not, what should I be using? I have two of these decorative shelves that are intended to display a few kids’ ...
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What mounting solution should be used to mount this wine rack?

My mother wants to hang this wine rack on the wall, but the product was not originally designed to be mounted. How can she securely mount the wine rack so that it sits as illustrated in the photo? It'...
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Can I mount a large projector screen to metal studs with just screws?

What is the best and easiest way to mount my new projector screen to the wall? I was thinking of snap toggles not in the studs, but then someone said I should try to use snap toggles in the metal ...
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Can I screw only the bottom screw into a stud?

I recently purchased Granhult from IKEA for my wall shelf. The problem is that my wall stud do not align with the brackets because of the size of my shelf. Can I simply screw the bottom screws into ...
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Suitable anchors for installing Shelf on 1 1/4 " drywall backed with seemingly impenetrable material

I am hanging up some speakers for my stereo on the wall, on opposite sides of the living room. One is already up, and was able to easily anchor into a stud. The other side has no studs, so I will have ...
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Drywall anchors fell out - any suggestions?

I'm trying to hang several of these floating shelves using these self-drilling wall anchors The shelves are small and each one only weighs about 3-6 lbs each. I don't plan to put anything very heavy ...
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Options to anchor a printer stand or metal shelf to the wall?

I just bought a new 3d printer and because it's very high speed it's shaking its table a lot. The table is basically a printer stand with metal square sides and two wood shelfs. I added metal aluminum ...
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Mounting table to the wall--HELP!

I'm trying to mount a folding-out table to the wall It's a bit of a beast at 44 lbs but doesn't have too many wall anchor spots: 5 in total. I'm a little worried that the anchors won't be able to ...
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Why can't I get self drilling anchors into the wall

I am trying to put up floating shelves and they came with the self drilling anchors (look like an auger). I can not get the anchor to drill all the way into the wall it gets stuck when it gets to the ...
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What part of a toggle anchor determines its strength?

I drilled holes and installed the plastic toggle bolt anchors only to realise that what I'm hanging is a mirror. I was thinking I'd hang the mirror off D-hooks off of screws so I installed toggle ...
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Drywall anchor/screw won’t go in but doesn’t appear to be stud

I’ve been installing curtains in my new rental (with approval!). I’m not a total novice but definitely lean towards that side. I was successful in two rooms, using a mix of drywall anchors and ...
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Screws and anchor to install leaning Ikea cabinet into wall

I live in the US and I am trying to buy wall anchors online for screwing a cabinet with only one row of legs onto a wall so it doesn't lean over. I should mention that the cabinets are from Ikea (...
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What type of anchor is this and how do I remove/replace/tighten it?

I have a loose toilet roll holder and trying to tighten it. The issue seems to be that one of the drywall anchors is loose. I don't know what type of anchor it is nor how to tighten or replace it. Any ...
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Can a drywall ceiling toggle bolt hold up a 18.5lb chandelier?

I'm hanging a 18.5lb chandelier, there is already a metal box in the ceiling from an old ceiling fan installed by the previous homeowners, the box is attached to a ceiling joist as required, however, ...
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2 x 4 in the way of Drywall - Existing home

I am attempting to drywall under my stairs, but do not have a flush option. I have a 2 x 4 that is creating a lip about 1/4" all the way down one wall, is it possible to drywall this area too? I'...
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Can I ceiling mount a 15 lbs projector on drywall + 0.5 inch plywood?

I am about to mount a 15 lbs projector ( x3000i ) on my ceiling. None of my ceiling joist is at dead center so I drilled a 0.5 inch plywood ( 30inch x 20inch ) between two joists. Now can I mount ...
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Self drilling dyrwall anchor cannot go all the way into the hole

I bought this self drilling dyrwall anchor https://www.lowes.com/pd/E-Z-Ancor-50-Pack-1-5-8-in-x-1-2-in-Dia-Standard-Drywall-Anchor-Screws-Included/1098803 Our curtain is very long and we wanted to ...
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Hanging bookshelves on plaster and lath with wall anchors

Yesterday, I hung two 4ft 1in x 8in red oak bookshelves on my plaster and lath walls and I want to make sure they’re anchored enough since I wasn’t able to hit studs. I tried using a magnet to find ...
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Best practice for attaching drywall to split-level basement concrete wall with step

The split-level we bought recently has a "basement" that is only partially underground. During heavy rain we had a leak that gave us an excuse to tear out the 70s-era faux wood paneling and ...
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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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What is this clover leaf shaped metal plate I found while drilling into my drywall?

I was drilling some anchor holes for my screen mount on my drywall and ran into a strange metal plate. It seems to be joining a piece of wood to the metal stud and butterflies out to the side and ...
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Paulin 8-12x1-1/4-inch Yellow Plastic Anchors

What does "8-12x1-1/4-inch" mean exactly in "Paulin 8-12x1-1/4-inch Yellow Plastic Anchors"? Does "8" mean "gauge #8"? I don't know how to interpret the ...
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Attach bath grab bar into tiles with cement board backer (without those special behind the wall anchors)

Is cement board (1/2in Durock to be exact) strong enough to hold a grab bar without those special anchors? My bathtub had drywall behind tiles. A few tiles fell out so I decided to just upgrade to ...
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How to fix roller shade that pulled out of top window frame

My roller shade is mounted in the top inside of the window frame. The shades were here when we moved in. One of the plastic anchor screws broke off in the drywall, and the bracket pulled out of the ...
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Attach clothesline to wall when there's some grainy material inside the wall

I want to attach a couple of clotheslines to an interior wall. They need to be attached to a solid piece of timber or into masonry, but the wall is plasterboard (drywall). So I plan to attach these ...
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Type of wall anchors needed for TV mount

I had a wall-mounted television in my old house. While taking down the TV, in preparation to move it to my new house, I saw that it had utilized wall anchors. This is not a reusable wall anchor, so I ...
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Installing a panel shower with tiny masonry anchors

I am installing a new panel shower (to replace an old one that broke; path of least resistance to install a new one vs. the more traditional type of shower I am used to). The panel shower is held up ...
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Floating shelve bracket in drywall

I’ve purchase these brackets and only realised later that there is only 1 stud where I want to install the floating shelve. Is it possible to install these screws/brackets into a drywall? If so, which ...
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Mounting a Gardena retractable garden hose(115ft) to inside garage

What would be the proper way (or should I even attempt) to mount this inside my garage walls? most of the information I could find was related to mounting the unit on the outside of the house. The ...
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Drilled hole for wall anchor into a stud instead. How can I use it for mounting?

I was drilling 8mm diameter holes into plasterboard to put in hollow wall anchors (https://www.screwfix.com/p/easyfix-hollow-wall-anchors-8-16mm-m5-x-52mm-10-pack/12229) in order to put shelves up. ...
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Is my analysis of a closet system (rails hanging from a top track) correct? (e.g. Elfa, IKEA Algot, or floating shelf on L brackets)

So my contractor didn't use the supplied anchors from the closet company (Elfa), and now I don't know if the random anchors they used will hold up, and wanted to know if I should re-mount the tracks ...
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Attach instrument rack to drywall over brick

I have a non-functional fireplace. The brick chimney is covered by a sheet of drywall. I have a recorder stand and I would like to mount it above the mantel. The weight of the stand is 1.25 kg (2.76 ...
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One out of four holes in this bracket miss the stud - what would you do?

I want to mount some mesh on the wall in my kitchen to increase pan/utensil storage space. The mesh I have acquired isn't too heavy but when laden it will. It's designed to slot and hang on grooves ...
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Hanging over both screws into drywall vs one into stud and another into drywall

I'm hanging a heavy, 30" circular mirror with two mounting brackets 18-20" apart so I have two options: Use one drywall anchor for a screw and mount the other screw into a stud. Use two ...
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Can I reuse plastic screw anchor in original position?

Once I put in a screw in drywall with a plastic screw anchor, can I remove the screw and replace the screw without ruining the anchor? I saw the answer for the metal anchor but got the sense the ...
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Re-mounting a shelf that pulled its anchors loose

I had a small shelf mounted to the wall by four screws inserted into four anchors. The top two pulled out of the wall - the anchors, not just the screws. As a result, I now have two holes in the ...
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Correct wall anchor to use - Drywall + hard foam on concrete blocks

I'm trying to hang shelves on a basement wall in a house built in the mid 1980s. The walls have no studs (at least that I can find). They are drywall on top of 2" hard foam insulation, which is ...
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How do I remove a threaded drywall toggle?

This is the threaded drywall anchor I am using: It is currently stuck in my ceiling in this same exact posture. I have taken the screw and hook at the bottom out, however the anchor is now stuck ...
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Mount TV to drywall with very little clearance

I'm attempting to mount a TV (a monitor actually) to a wall in our old house. This particular room was originally plaster walls and at some point, someone decided to redo the whole thing with drywall,...
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How to hang ceiling hooks with double layered drywal?

I tried a cheap plastic anchor first and it wouldn’t screw in completely then broke. I switched to metal toggle bolts and they weren’t going in enough to open. I realized there are two layers of ...
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How to fix a wardrobe in double plasterboard?

I started fixing a wall-mounted-wardrobe via rail (BOAXEL Ikea) onto the bedroom wall using geefix and snaptoggle. It was all fine as my walls are 12.6mm gypsum-carton plaster, followed by a hollow ...
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Unsure how to use these dry wall anchors?

I am trying to install a floating shelf unit and the included wall anchors are these. I've tried following the guide Here but it seems that mine have two tabs sticking out that stops them from ...
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