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What is this type of fixing? (similar to cam/dowel)

I know this is similar to cam or dowel type fixings, and I have searched extensively for this part, but does anyone know exactly what type this is? Specifically the silver section, as I have enough of ...
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Fasten mantel to bad wall

I've just had a fireplace rebuilt for a new log burner and now have an issue installing a floating mantel on the wall. I've just drilled the first hole to fit the studs (onto which the mantel will ...
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Assemble lead sheet to be tight, but able to be disassembled

I want to make an acoustic barrier which include about 6-8 square feet of 1/4" lead. Normally when making such a barrier, it is desirable to solder it together so that there is a tight fit between the ...
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How to fasten rotating pieces without self-tightening (or loosening)? [closed]

I'm trying to make a "slider crank" mechanism for cheap out of 1/4" x 1.5" aluminum, where all the movement is in the xy-plane (parallel to the ground). Total linear movement is ~6 inches. Not my ...
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How to screw into “used” holes in wood?

I want to fix my gate latch. The problem is where the latch used to be nailed into gate door, there are now oversized holes in them because the fastening point failed and the nails came out. What's ...
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Securing rubber mats to garage floor

I'm renting a house in which I have some gym equipment in the garage. I'm anticipating buying some 3'x4'x3/4" rubber stall mats to protect the floor and deaden noise from dropped weights. I would be ...
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How do I use threaded inserts?

I got these fasteners with table legs that I bought for a formica table top. I get that I need to embed the outer part with the big thread into the table, and then use an Allen key to fasten the bolts ...
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Can Simpson Strong-Tie H1Z hurricane clips be installed on the inside of a wall?

Can the H1Z (diamond shaped) hurricane clips be installed on the inside of a wall's plate or do they have to be on the outside?
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Hidden wooden shelves fastener on an aluminium frame

I have been searching for a more elegant way to hang a stack of shelves on an aluminium frame on BOTH sides Is this done by using a 'two way dowel'? and is it available? Regards
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Countering/Filling countersink in a metal component

I have a metal component on a project. The holes are countersunk for use with M3x16 flathead phillip screws. The problem is, due to torque requirements, these screws are consistently stripping out and ...
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How can I fasten nuts in narrow places when installing a faucet?

Recently I replaced a faucet in the kitchen, but there is not enough room to fasten two nuts. These are not the nuts on the end of the supply lines; they thread onto studs to hold the faucet down. ...
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How can I remove a stripped nut from a bolt?

I have a bolt with a nut on it that holds a small wheel onto a fork. I assume I over-tightened because now the nuts turns while I hold the bolt, but it will neither tighten or loosen. Also, it's on ...
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How do I fix a broken brass drawer pull?

This drawer pull comes from an antique dresser; it mates with a threaded screw that goes inside the drawer. The collar on the drawer pull has gradually become thinner and cracked, and no longer grabs ...
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“Top layer” plywood subfloor fastened to decking

I just tore out a ton of particle board subfloor that was previously used for carpeting. The entire house has decking (2x6 planks) running on a 45 degree angle over joists with 3/8" plywood over the ...
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something similar to zip ties? (heavy duty)

I have a dog kennel and framed roof with a tarp. Traditional bungee straps for the tarp have too much give and stretch out over time. Additionally, any snow load causes the tarp to deform and dump ...
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Drywall screws for subfloor

Are drywall screws suitable for attaching a 3/4" tongue-and-groove plywood subfloor? In this case, joists are 16" O.C. and no glue will be used.
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Decking fastening schedule?

I'm screwing down a deck of 5/4 x 4" cedar, over joists 16" O.C. It's a covered deck, so it won't get very wet. Is 1 screw per joist/plank intersection enough? Or 2?