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Where can I find a specific screw (pan head #10 wood screw) for a wall-mounted speaker

I have these wall speakers which weigh 13 lbs each. There is a keyhole mount in back for hanging them on the wall. The manual calls for a 2.5"-3" #10 pan head wood screw for mounting to the ...
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Hanging heavy mirror [duplicate]

What do I need to hang a really heavy mirror? It’s flat, so it would be right against the wall. It’s 40x60 and quite heavy. Hopefully someone sees this now so I can get it while I’m at the store 🤣
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How to suspend small cabinet from ceiling?

I want to put my NAS in a small cabinet. I do not want to hang the cabinet to the wall, for a few reasons : there's no stud where I want it to go, the wall is plaster board, and toggle bolts require ...
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Hanging drywall on 2x2 ceiling joints 16 on center

I want to replace the fiber tiles with drywall. The ceiling is made up of 2x2 16 on center, I plan to use 12' long pieces less seams. What thickness of drywall is safe to use. Thank you for any ...
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Hanging Chair from Ceiling in Apartment?

I bought a macrame hammock swing chair and a steel plate ceiling mount that came with 4 big expansion screws (pic #1 is chair i bought, pic#2 is mount with included expansion screws. Mount is size ...
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Hanging Picture on MDF Wall

I have a wall that has a herringbone pattern done in MDF on top of drywall. The MDF is secured with brad nails into the studs and Liquid Nails. What is my best option for hanging a large picture frame ...
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What screw should be used to secure plywood blocking into metal studs?

I’m opening a wall to add some 3/4 plywood blocking. Something similar to this picture. What screw should I use considering I’m going from metal to wood? Something that is rust resistant and strong ...
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Can i mount this to metal studs?

I mounted my TV (about 62lbs) to my apartment’s metal studs using zip toggles. Wondering if I can do so for this wall-mounted work bench too. It weighs about 95lbs. Product link
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How can I hang heavy things from this drywall and metal ceiling, without cutting drywall? [closed]

My condo is in an 8-story concrete and steel building, built mid-80’s in Massachusetts. My ceiling is 1/2” drywall screwed into 2-3/4” x 7/8” steel studs (Joists? Furring strips?). Those are hung with ...
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Coat/Backpack Hook Options for Concrete Wall

I live in a rental, the wall I want to use for coat hooks/kids backpacks is concrete. Command Hooks have failed, both in terms of the adhesive, and the plastic breaking. I know I can dirll holes with ...
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How should I deal with shelf anchors which are deeper than the framing slats?

In my lounge I have purchased a solid oak shelf to go above my wood burning stove. The shelf has come with this type of fitting. The issue I have is that I don't know how to fasten these due to the ...
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What kind of nail do I use to hang a 10kg mirror? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a mirror that weighs 10 kg and has a hanging attachment in the centre that looks like the attached image. Are there special shape of hooks used for these kinds of hanging ...
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Can I hang a hammock from a anchor in mortar?

Can I hang a hammock from mortar? I have a hammock that I’m wanting to put up in my back yard. The only way I can achieve this is by using the brick wall and my wooden fence post. The anchor point I ...
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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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Hanging objects on wood panel mantle

I have a house built in 1957 and in the living room is a fireplace with wood paneling mantle. This is my first home and am not sure what is behind the wood paneling and what it can support. I'd like ...
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Can garage door track read hangers be at an angle?

I'm trying to install a garage door where I don't have ceiling joists, just a big beam and two horizontal members between the wall and the beam. I can't put the angle bracket on the horizontal member ...
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Securing a bookshelf to a shared (concrete?) townhouse wall

I just rented a townhouse and the shared walls must be concrete or something equally hard. I have two large connected bookcases and had them anchored (to prevent tipover) to a stud in my previous ...
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Wall Feels Solid-- Can't Hang Art

So, I've been trying to hang some canvas art for a bit, but my border wall (bordering another apartment) feels solid and I can't get more than a little over 1cm deep with a Monkey Hook. Initially I ...
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Ways to attach a coat-hanger between two closets (heavy load)

I am in the process of creating a wardrobe closet in my house. The basis is standard elements, like the one shown in the image (image source), which can be customized with drawers, shelves, coat ...
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How do I determine whether a ceiling of unknown material is safe to hang speakers from, and identify the best spot to drill?

So I recently was able to do something I'd been hoping/planning to do for a long time, which was run speaker wire through the wall from my living room to my sun room so I can play music from my stereo ...
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How can I tell if I drilled too far into a ceiling joist?

I am trying to hang a U-hook for a swing/chair in my son’s room. I used a stud finder to locate a stud/joint on a popcorn ceiling. When drilling the cross recessed screws into the ceiling, It was ...
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Hang a swing from a Simpson deck tension tie

Theoretically, if the structure you attached this to https://www.strongtie.com/decks_decksandfences/dtt_tie/p/dtt could handle the weight. Could you suspend a swing from this thing? Put a strong ...
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Can I drill a bracket for a hanging basket into this column on our deck or will it weaken it?

Our deck has four columns made of wood that support its roof. Can I drill screws into the columns to attach brackets for hanging plant baskets or will this weaken the columns? We hang a swing chair ...
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Hanging punching bag from wood plank in basement [duplicate]

I am looking to hang a punching bag in the basement of new house we moved in to. There is a drop ceiling and above that there are joists and 2x4 boards attached to the joists. Not sure of the purpose ...
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D-hooks or cable for hanging heavy artwork, mirror? [closed]

I have been doing this for about 17 years on the back of a heavy mirror. But I decided to read up on how to do it properly and people seem appalled that I would have used a heavy duty cable to hang ...
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Trying to identify this wall type in our apartment

I'm trying to put up a mirror (35lbs). We just moved into this late 1940s co-op we 'bought' last autumn. It is a 4 story building, and other than the updated windows is almost entirely in its original ...
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How to attach header for a barn door to the face of columns?

I'm trying to replace the doors for my existing closet, and had a structural doubt: while the header itself is strong (I've stood on it in the center of it), I'm trying to understand the best way to ...
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Best way to mount stuff on 5/8" thick shiplap board wall?

We have a shiplap accent wall (5/8" thick pine boards) where we need to mount some wall coat hangers and other stuff that will be relatively heavy. Should we just mount items with screws or use ...
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How can I vertically mount a surge protector with keyhole slots under my desk?

I have an Uplift standing desk and an Isobar 6-outlet surge protector. The surge protector is currently sitting on top of the desk, but I'd like to mount it somewhere under the desk to save space, and ...
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Installing a ceiling fan on an aluminum structure patio cover

I need some guidance on how to securely install a ceiling fan on my aluminum structure patio cover with an acrylic roof. I have a double-walled beam (attached image for reference) where I would like ...
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Shallow wall mounted cabinet - cabinet hanger vs french cleat

I'm thinking of building a melamine cabinet for my bathroom to be fitted to the wall and I'm weighing up the different options for fitting it to the wall. I'm thinking of the cabinet being 1800mm tall,...
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Can I safely hang a 27 kg boxing bag from a ceiling beam in my garage? [closed]

I want to hang a 27 kg boxing bag from a ceiling beam in my garage, but I'm concerned about the safety of doing so. The garage was built in the 60s, and the wood in the structure is quite old. I'm not ...
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Strong attachment point on drywall in front of 1.5" thick stud in front of concrete

I'm looking at attaching a hammock to the wall in the basement of a 1960s-built house, USA. The wall is drywall, in front of some wooden framing that I think is nailed to the concrete foundation wall ...
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Can I safely drill into a wall behind which is my fireplace and chimney?

I would like to drill 2-4 holes to mount a monitor on the wall of my office. The problem is that on the other side of my plaster wall is the back of my fireplace and chimney. Can I safely drill into ...
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What fixing to use for hanging heavy structure to wall [duplicate]

I'm building an enclosed storage space above a staircase. The base would be fixed on three sides: on banister on one side (fixed to the floor, can take pretty much any load) and two walls on two more ...
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Hanging Plastic Pan Formed Sign on Concrete Wall

I need to hang a plastic, pan formed business sign on an interior concrete wall. It's embossed and has flat flanges on the sides, weighs around 40lbs. It's similar to this: https://www.signcrafters-...
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Hanging a 10Kg fixed frame projector screen without stud/joists

Using a Stud finder, I just can't find any stud which at the right location. Shall I just be able to hang this with plastic anchor bolt which comes with the projector screen. I saw someone asked about ...
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Is it safe to anchor a pull-up bar through drywall, into a broad-side 2x4 attached to cinderblock using concrete bolts/screws?

I'm wanting to mount a pull-up bar that needs 48" OC spacing to the exterior basement wall. However, it has drywall attached with broad-side 2x4's (rather than on edge), which is attached to ...
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Is it possible to repair this hanging mechanism

We bought some used furniture to put up on the wall. Yesterday we tried to put it up but it became apparent that we couldn’t tighten the screw on one of the hangers to bring the cupboard close to the ...
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Leveling a floor by sistering- Hanging question

I'm looking to take on a project of leveling my floors. It's a pier and beam foundation. At the recommendation of my co-worker, my trade schools carpentry instructor, I think sistering is the way to ...
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hanging yoga swing from ceiling joists

I want to hang a yoga swing from the ceiling (last floor, ceiling is insulated with some loose substance, if it makes a difference). The yoga swing needs two bolts, one to two meters apart. I'd rather ...
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Hanging roller shades in a shallow window

I am purchasing solar roller shades for two large windows in my apartment's living room. One window is deep and doesn't pose a problem for inside mount (my strong preference!) The other is very ...
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How to install a hanging chair in concrete ceiling so it's removable?

I would like to install a hanging chair or two in a concrete ceiling in such a way that I can eventually remove it. What's the best way to make sure the mount is strong, safe, and can still be removed ...
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When drilling holes in a wall, how do you make sure you don't hit an electrical wire?

I have fairly solid walls in my apartment (plaster?), no drywall, so when I want to hang something or put in a screw, I need to drill a hole and first put in one of those small plastic 'sleeves' to ...
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Pictures hooks in drywall strong enough for 15lb acoustic panels?

I live in an apartment with a very high ceiling/wall. I'd like to hang a few DIY Rockwool acoustic panels on it to help fill the empty wall space and to cut the reverberation. These panels weigh about ...
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Chandelier came apart after removing bulb

The light bulb in the center of my dining area chandelier (I assume this is what it's called, it's a hanging lamp) went out. I unscrewed the bulb, removed it, and the lamp itself came unscrewed. I ...
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Can I safely mount a 150lb punching bag to the bottom chords of the trusses in my garage?

I’d mount a 2x4 or 2x6 on the other side of the drywall perpendicular across the chords pictured and hang the punching bag to that. These chords span about 50-60 feet. (Click image to enlarge) If ...
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Changing bulb in light fixture 14' high hanging from a chain

My front porch light fixture is an open bottom fixture hanging on a decorative chain. So there is access to the bulb. But to use a "light bulb changer on a pole" or a DIY plastic bottle on ...
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How to hang from ceiling when stud finder isn't working

I want to hang a fluorescent strip light over my workbench in the garage. The problem is that I don't see how to determine where the joists are; the ceiling is some sort of weird 3-dimensional ...
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What do you call a one-sided cleat?

I’d like to use something like the rope cleat below to hang something from a wall. However, I don’t need the other side of the cleat. Is there such a thing as a one-sided cleat? What do you call it?
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