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Dry wall anchor won't hold

I have a baby gate on the top of the stair. The dry wall anchors used held up for a couple of months, but now it came out loose. What type of anchor do I need to use for this?
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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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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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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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Installing Crown Molding - Metal Studs

I'm thinking about putting up crown molding in my living room, but the apartment building I live in has steel studs. I've seen people online use the x method of nailing to secure the crown molding to ...
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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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Mounting Full Motion Mount on a Single Stud

I've seen this question regarding a sheet metal stud, but my plan and situation are a bit different. I am curious if ananyone thinks this sounds secure: I have a full motion flat screen wall mount ...
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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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How do I remove plastic shelving molly clips?

I have some closet shelving clips I need to remove to paint a wall. The problem is that they are molly bolts. These are the exact clips/mollys. The question is similar to this one, but in my case, I ...
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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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How to remove closet shelf clips and brackets without damaging the wall?

The previous owner of my new house installed ClosetMaid shelves in the closet. I removed the shelves, but had a really hard time with those clips and brackets (pictures attached). Seem like they were ...
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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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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 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 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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Why would plastic anchors pull out of the wall?

What is going wrong? To install plastic anchors I was taught to drill a small hole (exact size of anchor or slightly smaller.... lightly tap in anchor until fully recessed and face is flush with ...
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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 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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How do I install a coat rack on drywall over concrete?

Ok, here's the problem. I have a coat rack that was installed poorly by the previous owner, who firstly installed it upside down and then secondly didn't use any drywall mounts. It came right out of ...
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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 ...
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Will a drywall anchor work fine after it's already open or engaged?

I'm going to install some shelving that is going to require either drilling into the stud, or using drywall anchors. The brackets are kind of thick (half an inch), so I'm wondering if it matters if ...
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Anybody have experience in hanging a huge clock?

I need help with hanging this giant clock on the wall. Its huge and heavy. I believe its 4-5' in diameter and it weighs about 160 pounds. I figured building some sort of brace for it would be best as ...
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Why can't I get this plastic drywall anchor into the hole?

I bought drywall anchors to hang a curtain rod, and followed the directions on the package (use 1/4" drill bit to make the hole for the anchor, then push it in). When I push, it won't go. If I try to ...
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Live wire running through entire apartment wall?

I'm currently renting an apartment and my spouse and I want to hang a metal fixture above the wall where our bed is (in lieu of a headboard...for now at least). Where I want to hang it is 4 feet above ...
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Toggle bolt stuck in the ceiling with mounting plate

I bought 3 LED flat panel ceiling lights from Costco. 2 panels installed perfectly. One one panel, 3 toggle bolts are installed perfectly, but 1 toggle bolt is stuck and I cannot screw it into the ...
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Attractively anchor a wire cable into drywall

I want to string a ‘high’ tension wire between two walls, for hanging light decorations on. The word ‘high’ is in quotes because it only needs to be tight enough to keep the wire looking level across ...
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Fix a screw into a wall-plug

The mirror in the bathroom is held by two hooks, that are screwed into the wall through wall-plugs. One of the hooks has become loose, and can easily turn around, and is thus not holding the mirror ...
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How do I remove this type of screw/nail (Cadet Heater FWC wall can)

I am a newbie. I want to remove Cadet Heater wall can and patch up the drywall but it appears that the wall can is secured by 4 round flat screws on the side. I tried pliers but it's small and round ...