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How to safely hang this bathroom mirror and medicine cabinet

While opening the medicine cabinet last night I felt it move away from the wall! When I took off the cabinet it appears that the person that installed it just drilled screws into a horizontal sheet of ...
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How to hang plastic framed artwork?

This is a piece of mass-produced, commercial art. It came in a frame that's about an inch deep (it sticks maybe an inch off the wall, like a canvas wrapped around a wooden frame does). There is no ...
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Best way to keep hanging bolts level?

I've got a piece of plywood attached to the wall from which I am going to hang this server rack. back of rack: plywood: The rack is heavy ~50 lbs and I am trying to figure out the best way to hang ...
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What type of fasteners for server rack in plywood?

Got a rack with weird/large holes. I have put a piece of plywood agains the wall to hold a server rack. This guy: https://www.tripplite.com/smartrack-10u-low-profile-switch-depth-wall-mount-rack-...
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Hanging coat hook with keyhole slot

I purchased some coat hooks about a year ago and have only just around to installing them (decorating takes time haha). They are hung with keyhole slots on the back of them: The problem I have is, I ...
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Which fixings will hold a boxing bag from garage joist

I fitted a 5ft punch bag to a joist in my garage. I used the rawl plugs and screw provided. I drilled 6cm deep by 1cm diameter. Bashed the plugs in and tightened the fixing. The bag stayed up for 15 ...
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Screw hole too big now in stud for hanging cabinets up. What can I do?

My holes are now too big in the stud I was going to use to hang up my ikea cabinet. What options do I have to still try to use that location? I needed to have it I installed there because my other ...
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What's the weight loading capacity of a ceiling wood beam?

I'm trying to install an electric hoist (70 pounds) to the wood beam at the ceiling I'd like to know how much weight this structure can stand. I attach an image to give a better idea of my project.
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Does a brick sleeve anchor need to go all the way in?

I want to hang a heavy piece of art (~8 lbs) over the bed, so I want to make sure that it is very securely attached. I was going to use a toggle bolt, but after drilling the hole in the wall, it seems ...
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Hanging on metal studs

I want to add shelves and storage to my closet. The idea was to install battens along the wall and then lay the shelves on top. I only have thin metal studs to work with. On the left wall I only have ...
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How can I support a clothes rod on hollow drywall?

I hung up two brackets with a rod. One bracket has one anchor. This has been up for quite a while, but the other day, the other bracket fell down. We tried putting it up using an anchor (this one) but ...
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How do I hang a heavy brass bar shelving system onto a mirror backsplash?

I have a heavy brass shelf unit I need to screw into a mirror backsplash. We have tried twice and cracked the mirror both times. The shelf unit consists of brass posts that screw into the mirror at ...
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What fixings for this mirror?

What fixings go with the back of this mirror? Are they meant to be used with a special type of hook? The mirror weighs about 4kg. SOLUTION I sort-of went with the cup hooks solution but found these ...
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Gap between toilet and a "glue" on the wall

I don't know anything about plumbing, but recently I moved to a new apartment and noticed that there is a slight gap between the hanging toilet and some kind on a white glue on the wall. Check the ...
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Trying to hang a heavy mirror and dry wall anchors won’t go all the way in

I’m trying to hang a heavy mirror (about 17 pounds) and it came with a few drywall anchors. The problem is we just drilled the first hole, and the anchor won’t go all the way in because there is what ...
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Which nut and bolt to attach wood to metal?

I need to attach a "plank of wood" to a metal bar, shown as the two bolts C in the figure below. This problem arises while designing a proper way for hanging a chin-up bar. Notice in ...
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How to hang lights from vinyl siding?

I have a couple of townhomes that I want to run some industrial outdoor string lighting - thick gauge. The problem is there is nothing except the house to hang these from. As I get into the yard I ...
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Can a chin-up bar be supported by just two of the four intended mounting points?

I would like to hang a chin-up bar on a drywall. So far I'm lucky. I measured that the studs (dotted in the image) are 16″ apart. The distance between the two lower holes in the frame (grey area in ...
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Identifying material on masonry wall

The inner side of an exterior wall in my house has, behind the plasterboard, a kind of masonry which I'd like to identify. I attach pictures. It looks like concrete but it's quite easy to drill: I can ...
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How to hang a ceiling fan in a metal gazebo

I assembled an hard-top gazebo which has steel loops at the inside peak. I wondered how best to hang a ceiling fan. The flat part is 3 1/8 inches: The gazebo is designed with a roof above the ...
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What hardware do I need to hang this cabinet on a wall?

My mother-in-law brought us a very nice cabinet that weighs 30 pounds and is 20"W x 32"H x 4"D. She got it from her parents, and we suspect it was sitting on top of another piece of ...
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Can Command Strips be stacked for wall clearance?

I just want to know if 3M Command Strips (specifically the two-piece "velcro" type) can be stacked atop each other to provide extra wall clearance. To be clear: I am not trying to increase ...
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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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