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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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My wall is too thick for a 1/4 inch snap toggler

I am trying to install a pot rack and it calls for two 1/4 inch snap toggler screws. I used a 1/2 inch drill bit but the wall appears to be thicker then the drill bit and Im not sure what's beyond ...
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How to install shelves when only 1/2 inch under drywall

In a previous reno, drywall was installed over a wall made of a material I can't drill into. I want to hang some shelves. There's about 1/2" space between the drywall and the previous wall material - ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to hang things on wall where 1/2" drywall covers solid material (steel?)

I own a condo in a high rise building (mid-1970s construction). The walls are 1/2" drywall, and I'm guessing the structure is steel (perhaps with concrete?). The other day I was attempting to add ...
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Wall anchor is off by a slight amount

I'm hanging a mirror on the wall (drywall) that has rigid hangers on the back. I'm using a heavy duty wall anchor and measured but when I drilled, the screw is about an 1/8 of an inch off and 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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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 to hang curtains drywall with no gap

How can I hang curtains on an exterior wall that only has 1/2" between the interior(painted) drywall surface and the beginning of the exterior wall? I tried to use a hollow wall anchor #6-32 x 1-1/4",...
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How do I repair this stair rail hole and screw back in?

As you can see the screw on the right side is hanging in the air right now . What should I use to fill the hole and screw them back in? Thanks!
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How can I make a wall surface tolerant of high-bond adhesive tape?

When one remove acrylic (high bond) double sided tape from wall, it often damages the wall. Surface material is peeled off, usually drywall and plaster, and sometimes paint. When one build a new house,...
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