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What is the name of these hooks?

I made these hooks by myself using wires (galvanized steel wire) but I need to know if such hooks have a name and if they can be found anywhere to buy. The first hook looks similar with shower curtain ...
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Best place to screw in eye hooks for string lights?

The wife has asked me to put up some string lights (2 x 45' lengths weighing 9 lbs/strand) over our deck in the backyard and I'm looking for the best way to hook it up to the house as I don't have any ...
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What type of wall mount is this (composed of spring, metal piece, and screw)?

The walls in my office have grooves built in for hanging chalkboards, and I see that one chalkboard in the office has already been hung using a mount composed of a spring, a metal piece, and a screw (...
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Hanging a 20lbs lamp from a concrete ceiling, what to be aware of?

I’m trying to drill a hole into the concrete ceiling in my apartment to first insert a hook, then hang the lamp through. The lamp is a plug-in btw. Just wondering what are the necessary tools and ...
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Hanging an egg chair between two joists

I want to hang an egg chair from my ceiling between two joists that are 24” apart. I have no attic access. Can I put a metal plate with a welded u ring in the center of the plate across the two joists ...
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Are wall anchors necessary for hanging a small speaker?

I'd like two hang a pair of speakers on my wall. They are 6.8lb each. It is designed to hang on two screw heads spaced 1.5in apart. (Photo below) I'm looking for recommendations on hanging. I have ...
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Old diamond metal lath plaster ceiling strength for supporting heavy loads?

I am an avid DIYer and have been renovating a space in an old commercial space from the 1950s. It is a hodge-podge of various building materials over the years. In our space is, from what I gathered ...
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How to hang a canvas art using these nails?

Just received my canvas wall art, and it came with the following parts: I have never in my life seen that kind of wall hanging kit. What are those nails? They seem unnecessarily thick... What are ...
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What's the best way to hang frames and shelves on plaster walls?

I live in an old house (about 90 years old) with plaster walls. I have all kinds of trouble hanging things up in the plaster, so I mostly just use 3-M Command strips whenever possible. But there are a ...
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Can I install an L-Bracket at an angle to match the direction of the load (for a Hammock)?

I am wanting to hang a hammock on my deck from two large wood pillars (similar to those on a pergola, though these are permanent). I cannot simply install hooks as I also need the hooks to stick out ...
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How do I hang curtains on a cutout like this? [closed]

I have this cutout and was wondering how I would be able to hang some curtains without them looking out of place! I was thinking putting a curtain and rod on the upper part before the cutout but wasn’...
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Can I hang this heavy and deep cabinet on this wall safely?

Do you think it possible and safe to hang this cabinet on this wall with no support below it? It is 38 x 90 x 100cm and weighs something like 30kg, It is intended to fill it with dishes and such so it'...
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Mounting a projector underneath a soffit containing ductwork

I’m looking to install a projector in my basement and the most ideal configuration would be to mount it to the ceiling with a ceiling mount. However, the “sweet spot” location for hanging (in ...
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Tv will be off center if mounting to studs

I’m trying to mount my Samsung Frame above our fireplace. The placement of the studs makes it so the tv would be about 1 1/4 inch off center if I hang it with the included mount anchored into a stud ...
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Hanging curtain rods - metal stud above window?

I live in a new construction and want to install curtain rods above my full height balcony door and windows. I’d like to hang them half an inch above the window but my stud finder has a metal mode ...
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What should I do with the wires before I put a cap over the hole left by my (broken) electric smoke alarm?

We have a wired smoke alarm system. We've lived here 9 years and I have no idea if they work or not, so I installed battery-operated ones in pretty much every room. One day the wired one upstairs was ...
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Hanging a large ceramic plate

I have a large ceramic plate that I wanted to hang in my kitchen. It is 22" in diameter and it's circular. It weighs almost 15 lbs. Is this a possibility? I don't see any plate hangers out on ...
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Suspending many lightweight acoustic panels from a plaster ceiling

I have a collection of fairly lightweight acoustic panels that I want to suspend from a plaster ceiling (see mockup images below). My question: What is the best way to attach them? Here’s the shape of ...
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How can I safely install a frameless melamine wall cabinet that has a thin pressboard backing, and no hanging rail?

This frame-less wall cabinet is melamine with a thin press-board backing, and it has no hanging rail. The press-board backing is set back from the rear of the cabinet about 5/8". The cabinet ...
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Safe mounting of decorative hook with small holes

I have a few of these hooks I'd like to mount, but I'm having trouble figuring out the right way to secure them. I determined the holes are a bit wider than 7/64 inches by passing that size drill bit ...
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Displaying heavy antique wood doors

I'm trying to display 3 antique wooden doors that I've acquired but not sure the best way to display them. I definitely do not want to drill into the doors. Optimally I'd just rest them on the floor ...
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I need “silver” colored wire to run through chain for hanging lamp to connect to ground where it mounts to ceiling

I bought a "Brushed Nickel" ceiling fixture to hang over my dining table, but it did not come with a long enough chain or wire. I found the chain & two strand "lamp" wire in &...
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Anchors for concrete - what to use on a concrete ceiling?

When it comes to concrete, besides metal anchors like lag shield we have the plastic ones being: wall plug, plastic anchor and ribbed anchor. Is there any other (non-metal) anchor that can be used on ...
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Install wood panel in concrete ceiling

I would like to install a 30 x 60 inches wood panel (1 inch thick) in the ceiling. Not sure how much this wood panel alone would weight. Looking for suggestions of what kind of wood to use. The idea ...
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Installing Hammock Chair from Ceiling with Metal Joists

I’m mounting a hammock chair to my ceiling using 2 eye-bolt plates rated for 160 lbs max load. The plates came with 4 screws meant for wooden joists, but after drilling a pilot hole, I realized the ...
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Proper sized screws to attach whiteboard on wall

I need to attach a 120 x 200 cm (47.2" x 78.7") whiteboard to a concrete wall with some plaster on it, and the whiteboard arrived with 4 screws which seem kind of small to me. I will be ...
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What hardware would I use to attached this tight to a wall?

This plaque has two screw holes in the back. I would like to mount it tight to my wall, but I don't know how to attach it to the wall.
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hanging multiple picture frames of different sizes in line and with equal spacing

Im putting up a picture wall of multiple picture frames of varying sizes. The first picture below gives a very rough idea of what im trying to achieve, all in line at top where two are inline. I didnt ...
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What screws to use to hang bathroom mirror cabinet?

I have bought a bathroom mirror cabinet which has a mirror on the front door. The door has hinges on its left. There are 4 screw holes on the back near the corners. The box did not come with any ...
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Drop ceiling tile direction

I am replacing old drop ceiling tiles and I am bit worried about the current grid layout (which came with the house). The tiles are 2*4 and the current ones are fairly light. After reading ...
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Hanging hooks in a weak wall

I used to have some (guitar) hooks which were screwed into a brick wall, but 2/3 of them have fallen out. My only guess is that (since they are all at the same vertical height) they all went into a ...
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Can I safely hang pegboard between studs, rather than across them?

I want to hang pegboard in my shed, which has exposed wooden studs (2x4). Most instructions for hanging pegboard say to screw them to the outward facing side of the studs (the 1.5" side) to span ...
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What wall anchors should I use to hang a frame on plastered breeze block?

I have a fairly hefty wooden calendar 2.5kg (5.5lbs). It has two hanging key slots in the back to hang it from. The keys are about 5mm wide on the narrow bit with a depth of 10mm. I want to hang on my ...
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How to repair holes in wall and properly mount a clothes pole?

We just moved into our house and tried hanging up my wife's winter clothes. Once we had both sides of the racks filled up the whole thing fell down. We had a handy man come out, and we figured out ...
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Attaching a motorized flip down tv mount to my apartment ceiling

I would like to attach a motorized flip down mount for a 50” tv to my apartment ceiling. This is the exact mount. My apartment is a new building that was built 2 years ago. It was built with post ...
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Hanging a wooden venetian blind in a square bay

I have recently purchased some custom fit wooden blinds to fit to a square (or box) bay window. I followed the measuring guide diligently, and now the blinds have arrived it is time to fit them. What ...
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How to hang porch swing safely

I have a 5ft long porch swing I want to hang on an 8' wide porch. The rafters are set at 2', 4' and 6' so I can't bolt directly into them. Is it safe to screw a 2x6' board across the rafters, screwing ...
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How can I secure a table that is hanging off the wall via four screws (2 on each side) from slipping away?

I have just installed a table that sits on four screws. Two of the screws are a little tilted and I want to avoid having the table slip off them. If I could redo this, I would probably use some ...
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How to use or adapt this artificial plant?

I bought some hanging artificial plant that looks very much like this: Notice the plant stem is oriented the same way as the plant itself, that means if I plant it in a pot it won't hang at all ...
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What kind of fastener do I need to attach this securely to the studs in my garage?

So, my wife bought my daughter a "Home Gym Yoga Hammock" which is basically a large swing that she'll do exercises in. The intention is to hang it from my garage studs so she has a place to work out; ...
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How to change the bulbs in this hanging light fixture?

There is an UN-removable circular plastic part stacked to the glass ribs that is smaller than the diameter created by the bulbs inside. Therefore the lantern cannot slide off over the bulbs, Nor can ...
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Porch swing Supports

Trying to hang a porch swing but the overhead structure isnt conducive. Joists are all 2x6 that run perpendicular to the direction I need to hang the swing. I’m thinking of putting a couple 4x4s in ...
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Securing a large screw hook in drywall without an anchor

I have a large-ish screw hook in some drywall that is only supporting a dustpan and hand brush. The hook is not in a stud. As-is, the weight is not too much and the solution works. However, I am ...
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How to install a door in a load bearing basement wall that is only 80 inches high

I would like to install a door in a load baring wall in my basement that is only 80 inches from the floor to the joist. It's an old 1940s home where half the house has joists running east west and ...
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Finding ceiling joists overhead

I am trying to find some ceiling joists to hang a punching bag from. I have hit one joist, I got it because the track from my garage on the same parallel. I drilled a hole, hit wood, and verified with ...
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What kind of wall do I have, and do I need anchors?

I have a 36"x60" 30 lbs frameless mirror that I want to hang up on my wall, but I can't seem to find the studs! I've tried using a magnetic stud finder with no luck. I've drilled multiple holes in my ...
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How can I hang a shelf off of existing screws in brick wall?

Recently moved into an apartment, and setting it up. I need to hang a projector and a video game console off of a brick wall in the home. Ideally, because it's an apartment, I don't alter the wall. ...
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What is this hinged metal hardware with an eyelet?

Does anyone know what this is? I think its something related to picture hanging, but not sure. Its about 4-5cm long
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Hang indoor swing chair BETWEEN two ceiling joists

I purchased one of those indoor hanging swing chairs for kids, specifically this one, which is meant to be mounted in the ceiling with a single eye bolt. I want to hang this in a 38" space, between ...
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Can I mount my hangboard on a wooden ceiling beam?

My main worry is that I am 180 lbs and this would have to support my weight

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