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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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Vertical blinds, drywall only no stud

Trying to install vertical blinds for 2 slider doors and I cannot locate any stud/plywood backing in the areas I need to drill the holes for the mounting brackets. Have any of you used pop toggle ...
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Do toggle bolts have to be perpendicular to the floor?

Recently I installed floating shelves on my drywall using toggle bolts. I noticed some websites mention that toggle bolts need to open up in a way that is perpendicular to the floor. When I installed ...
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How to install a grab bar in a tiled shower

I would like to install a grab bar in my tiled shower. Do I need to find a stud or will wall anchors be enough?
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Hangin IKEA ALGOT shelve on drywall-like structure

There is a 50 mm thick wall which separates my balcony from the neighbors one. The damage done accidentally by my neighbor, show structure similar to drywall I was thinking about mounting an IKEA ...
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How should I support this large drywall patch?

after the installation of a new water heater and a relatively extensive plumbing fix, I wanted to save a buck trying to patch the drywall myself. It's the very first time I buy a piece of drywall or ...
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What are the best practice in drilling anchor screw holes in right locations?

I am setting up several stations side by side that look like this: For each station I have to install a mirror that has two hooks behind it and look like this: Those hooks are supposed to hang on ...
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Anchoring through shower tile & beyond

The attempted shower seat I recently tried to install a shower seat in my shower. It came with an aluminum wall bracket, and is anchored with 5 approximately 3'' screws inserted into typical plastic ...
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Anchor drywall edge to ceiling next to a wall running along joist?

I am working on a wall that will separate the main basement area from the storage area (with a door). This new wall will run along the above floor joist which removes the possibility for drywall ...
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Shelves but can't find the studs [duplicate]

If I can't find the studs and I'm putting up shelves in my closet which is drywall,would it hold better if I used some kind of glue in the hole before I screw in the screw,??
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Regarding wall anchor specifications

Wall anchors say that they are rated for x number of pounds. My questions are: Is that “per anchor”? And, if so, how accurate is it? And up to what point? For example: if I had 100 wall anchors ...
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Is it safe to use drywall anchors for a heavy bookshelf between two studs?

I want to put a bookshelf (heavy load) in a small alcove where I have access to threw studs, two 11" apart (left side) and the other two 28" apart (right side). I would like to mount standards to ...
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Fixing wall mounted towel rail to plasterboard wall [duplicate]

I have a narrow ensuite and so am looking for a space saving towel rail solution, such as this. Unfortunately, I believe the studs in my wall or located such that one is within my shower and the next ...
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Drywall anchor pull-out strength

I need to hang a light fixture from my ceiling some distance away from its electrical box. The fixture weighs less than 10 lbs and my ceiling is made of drywall. I'm generally comfortable using ...
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Transferring anchor locations from the wall to plywood

I need to attach two sheets of plywood to drywall. One in the closet to mount networking equipment and the other one overhead to mount climbing training board. The closet one does not have to be as ...
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What type of screws and drill bits should I use to mount a mantel over faux stone?

I recently installed Airstone on my fireplace wall. It's a Lowe's product. I guess it would be considered a stone veneer. I am planning to install a mantel. The one I bought has a hanger board that ...
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Mounting to hollow wall through slate tile

I have slate tile on a wall in my bathroom and I want to mount a couple of robe hooks on this wall. My plan was to use a couple of spring toggles, as the wall is approaching 1" thick with the tile ...
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How tight should a screw be screwed in? [closed]

Might sound as a simple question, but I am still confused. As a new learning DIYer, I want to know in more detail on which application how much a screw should be tighten. For example, if I want to ...
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Hanging heavy things on old walls. Running out of options. What would you do

Just moved in to an old victorian home and the wife wants shelves in the mud room. Now I know what you are thinking "Shelves?! Seriously?!", Just hear me out. These are 6 foot shelves with 4 steel ...
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Does the supported weight of drywall anchors scale linearly?

That is, if one drywall anchor supports 50 lb, will two support 100 lb? Four support 200 lb? etc.
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Attaching towel rail to drywall

I'm considering attaching a new towel rail to the drywall in my bathroom, with attachment points approximately marked by the yellow postit notes in this picture. This is on the 21st floor of a condo ...
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How to repair towel rack that was anchored in drywall

I live in an apartment and my towel rack was ripped out of the wall. I put some weight on it, and one of the sides came out. I looked into the hole and found that it was anchored into the drywall, so ...
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What screws should I use for my floating Ikea bookshelf?

I recently purchased a floating bookshelf from Ikea. The following links are to the bookshelf and to the assembly directions of the bookshelf. https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40103751/ ...
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Resilient Channel and Drywall Orientation

I’ve got a 20’x12’ vaulted ceiling, 4/12 pitch that I want to install resilient channel on to reduce the risk of cracking; sound damping is not important. Trusses are just plain 2x6’s in the roof. ...
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How to anchor coat hooks and shelving in a rock-lath & plaster wall?

I've purchased an older home from an era when they used rock lath and plaster for the walls. I had never heard of this kind of construction, though I've done plenty of electrical wiring in older homes ...
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Looking for studs in thick plasterboard to attach 12" kitchen cabinet

I have the Ikea 12" kitchen cabinet. It is standalone (between sink that's separately attached and stove). It is a pullout, so I need to attach it to wall. I cannot find the studs in that wall at all....
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Drywall anchors or wood studs when securing a TV? [duplicate]

Which is better to use for securing a TV to the wall?
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correct fastener for drywall over plywood

I'm trying to install mirror brackets into my wall for a lightweight frameless wall mirror (58" x 16"). My attempt at using a hollow wall anchor (Hillman 1/8" DXS drive wall anchor) didn't work very ...
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Drilling through drywall, hitting mystery object

I am trying to put some anchors into the drywall so I have something to bracket a bookcase to. They don't have to hold much weight, just stop it from swaying during an earthquake. I've tried several ...
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Does drywall “wear out”?

House was built in 1983, in the US midwest. We have a problem with things pulling out of the drywall. Yesterday my closet shelving pulled out of the drywall (8 anchors at once). The main bathroom ...
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How to determine which kind of plastic anchor to use on which kind of wall?

I have a holder for a handheld shower head that I would need to install on a bathroom wall. This holder came with two screws and two different kinds of plastic anchors. The anchors look as shown here:...
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using hollow wall anchor in double plasterboard

I'm trying to put up a wall-mounted wine rack. My house is terraced and the wall on which I'm trying to put it on is the one between the two houses. On the internal side of the wall there is ...
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Central curtain rod support is ripping out

I used zinc drywall anchors to install a curtain rod. The area doesn't have studs. Given the length of the rod, there are three hangers: left, center and right. I noticed that the center hanger is ...
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What to do if drywall anchor isn't flush with the wall

I'm trying to install a curtain rod. The kit came with drywall anchors and screws. The anchors are 1 inch long. However, the drywall is maybe 1/2 inch thick. Behind the drywall it looks like a ...
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How do I safely remove a drywall anchor from a stud?

I didn't realize that these were intended for use with drywall (I only found out the name of these things after the fact) and just put them in where we had a stud. Now, it turns out that my holes are ...
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Hanging an antique clock on drywall (no studs available) using rope

I have an antique clock weighing 10.2 kg (22.5 lb) all told. The only available space on which to hang it is drywall, and I can't find any studs whatsoever. Also, the clock is made out of fragile ...
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What's the best fastener for a carpet that won't cause unraveling?

Last time I tried this, the drywall screws I was using snagged and started unraveling the carpet. Is there a particular kind of screw that won't snag carpets? It's a loop/pile carpet so snagging is ...
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Hanging Shelf With 79lb Drywall Anchor

I have a shelf I want to hang up for my son to put up his gaming console and other expensive items. The studs in my wall don't line up with the shelves mounts. I have some drywall anchors left over ...
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How do I properly mount hardware to a wall covered in AirStone?

I have made a wooden magnetic knife holder which uses keyhole eyelets to enable mounting to a wall. In my previous house my kitchen backsplash was covered in tile so I drilled a hole and inserted a ...
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can this hollow wall anchor be removed?

Can these type of hollow wall anchors be removed? manufacturer details
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Checking curtain rod stability?

I recently installed a curtain rod into drywall with the default screw anchor provided with rails (top picture). My partner thinks that the rods aren't sufficiently stable and wants me to do the work ...
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How to attach an anchor to a corner bead?

I'm trying to hang a blind mount to my window frame. While doing so, I've noticed that I'm hitting the corner bead. I was wondering, if someone can please point me out to a tutorial, how to use an ...
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How to repair/replace toggle bolt that pulled out of drywall?

We have drapes(drapes and rod are not heavy) across the sliding glass door. When open, they are pulled to one side where the rope to open them also sits. When the drapery rod was first ...
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Garage ceiling sheetrock

Inside the garage the ceiling sheetrock appears fine no sagging but in the attic, on one of the pieces the sheetrock has dropped for the joist and exposed 2/3's of about 6 nails. There is no popped ...
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Poorly installed drywall anchors (by me)

I was trying to install drywall anchors to hold curtain rods. I used a drill bit to make small holes and screwed the drywall anchors into the the holes by hand. A couple went fine on one side of the ...
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Is there any difference between wood screw and anchor screws?

I have purchased a screws and plug set from IKEA. However, I want to secure a bookshelf on a stud. May I use the screws from the set? Is there any difference between screws with anchors and wood ...
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How long do expansion anchors last?

I have a wall sconce in my room, which is attached to the wall with two expansion anchors (dowels). They look well-fixed, but, AFAIK, they are about 20 years old. Do you know, how long dowels last, ...
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How can I safely install drywall anchors around an electrical panel?

This question is similar but my scenario seems more risky: electrical - How to safely install drywall anchors near wiring - Home Improvement Stack Exchangesk) I want to install something that ...
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How bad is it to use a molly in a stud?

Unfortunately, I started installing a blind before properly reading up about drywall and studs (my previous flats did not feature drywalls). I ended up drilling a hole into the stud and fastening the ...
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TV mount is 16.5“ wide but stud centers are 17” apart. Is it still safe to mount?

I am not able to install the mount by positioning it on the exact center of the studs. Is it alright if the holes are slightly off-center on the studs? The mount I am installing is this one, and my TV ...