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What is this wall fixture with a locking arm? How much weight is it rated for?

So, I have this thing attached to the concrete wall between mine and my neigbhor's balconies: The arm has a slot in it's base that lets it slide around the nearest axis, and another slot that engages ...
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Can screwing too far (about 1.5 inches) into a stud can weaken it?

I put up some IKEA cabinets (using their suspension rail). I used a 5mm (#10) x 50mm (2 inch). Minus the drywall and rail it probably went in about 35-40mm (1.5 inch) into the stud. After all was ...
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How to hang off of wide circular hole in concrete?

I have a concrete wall with many 2-inch diameter, 1.5 inch deep, perfectly cylindrical holes on it. I’d like to hang some relatively lightweight (up to 10 lbs) decorative stuff off of these holes. ...
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Can I use a 1/8 thimble with 1/16 wire rope?

I'm hanging some items from a ceiling. The hardware stores around me all have plenty of 1/8 wire rope and 1/8 fittings, but when it comes to 1/16 size, aside from the wire rope itself, the only 1/16 ...
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How can I securely hang a very heavy object on wall made of hollow bricks?

I would like to hang a blackboard (it could weigh 160 - 190lbs) on an interior wall made of hollow terracotta brick like this. In the case of solid bricks I see there are a number of solutions ...
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Ideas to hang five polycarbonate squares to ceiling

I have five plastic (polycarbonate) squares that I need to hang / attach them to the ceiling (concrete). They can touch the ceiling, or have little (maximum 2 inches) gap between the square and the ...
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Hang 20lb projector screen on Hardieplank

The siding on my house is Hardieplank cement fiber board. I have a 20lb manual pull down projector screen that I would like to hang onto the side of my house to create an outdoor theater. The studs ...
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Hanging Internal Doors - is a frame made from 2 x 2's strong enough

I have recently removed some light hollow wardrobe doors from a frame made of 2 x 2's and have just had delivered some reclaimed pine doors to put in their place. I want to know if the frame made of ...
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Correct fixture for plasterboard that has another board behind it

I'm trying to put up a whiteboard on a plasterboard wall. I am screwing the holes from one end into a stud, but the other end does not line up with a stud. I therefore planned on using wallmates. ...
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How to tie the optimal cordelette in this specific 7 point scenario?

This is a followup to this question: How to fasten one end of a rope to multiple points so as to distribute load equally? Specifically, I'm following this answer's advice about using a cordelette. ...
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How to fasten one end of a rope to multiple points so as to distribute load equally?

I'd like to hang a cocoon-type hammock device from a few railings overhead. It hooks onto a single point and hangs vertically, as opposed to a traditional hammock that you'd see hung horizontally ...
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Best Option For Securing Lightbox

I’m having some trouble with a light fixture. I have installed a hanging light and it seems that the electrical box in the ceiling is coming out. It has spring clips but they’re not strong enough to ...
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Can I use hollow wall anchors in a lath and plaster wall?

I have a stable enough lath and plaster wall, which I would like to put a box framed picture on. Usually with a box frame picture on to a plaster board or dry wall, or even a brick or stone wall, I'd ...
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hanging 140 lb on wall with metal studs

I am finishing my basement and have metal studs on the perimeter (just in case of any moisture penetration. Planning on hanging an 85", 140 lb flat panel on the wall. The drywall is not up yet, so ...
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How to hang hard to hang picture [closed]

I have a picture frame where the wood is narrow, maybe 1/4 inch. The backing board has sawtooths near the top. If I hang by sawtooth it seems I’ll be hanging on nails, not hooks (most hooks I see ...
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Drill through a pass through header/top-plate to hang pot hanger

I want to install a pot hanger in this pass through between my kitchen and dining room. The product came with some wood screw hooks, and I want to swap them for some threaded hooks and throw a nut on ...
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Metal screw stuck in middle of deep plastic (resin) hole

I was trying to tie something that has a deep hole (around 7 cm). I tried one screw that has stuck in the middle of the hole. I thought that the screw will come to the end but it didn't as its head is ...
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Hanging artwork on plastered brick?

I’m wanting to hang a couple things on my wall (small mirror, picture, light wall hanging etc) but the walls are brick, covered in plaster and paint so i cannot use 3M hooks - pulls the paint off, and ...
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How should I hang a 35 lb pool table light from my ceiling?

I recently purchased a used pool table and light from an auction. I didn't realize how heavy the lighting fixture was until after I got it home. There are three glass refraction globes that weight 8 ...
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I had hot glue holding something up on my wall as I had seen that it wouldn’t take off paint [closed]

I went to remove the object to clean it and it peeled off part of my paint I have white dry wall showing now and I don’t know how to cover it or put the item back up because it is quite heavy and will ...
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What is my wall made of and how should I hang a 50lb mirror?

I plan to hang a mirror weighing 50lb on the wall. What type of anchors should I use? I think my wall is plaster over drywall, but I'm not sure. The house was built in the US in 1952, and the surface ...
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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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Hanging a picture on a very light wall

How do I hang pictures with sawtooth hangers on a very light (i.e. not compact) wall? Some additional facts: Plastic hard wall hangers like these do not work: I wrecked a frame which I hung on one ...
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Can I use a wire rope to support strings of lights?

This is a question borne purely of aesthetics. My wife doesn't want anything blocking the view out of the deck. I'd like to install string lights above the deck. The deck has the house on two sides ...
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Drilling into stone wall with plaster on top

I'm trying to hang a curtain rod. The wall is irregular stone, with plaster covering it. I have masonry bits, a drill, and an impact driver (no hammer drill, though I may be able to borrow one). When ...
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What kind of joint compound over plywood

This question has been asked before: can you apply joint compound to plywood? Article 1 Article 2 A good discussion The general recommendation is not to do it because plywood cannot absorb it the way ...
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Anchor won’t penetrate wall?

I was going to hang a few floating shelves from target and they came with plastic anchors that they said to screw into the wall. Since I don’t have a drill, so I tried that but the anchors stop ...
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Swag hooks in drywall ceiling, steel frame house

I want to hang some Moroccan decór lanterns. Would swag hooks work? The house has a steel frame, so I can't use a stud. It would be just drywall. I'm not sure the total weight of all the lanterns ...
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What size is this wallplug, and then what drill size (and type) would I use for brick?

I'm trying to hang a hose "butler" from Home Depot (Model CHH200HB). It comes with three wallplugs and screws, so should be simple, but there is no sign of what size the plugs or screws are, nor which ...
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How to determine if wall can handle TV weight

I just moved into a new apartment and I’m working through getting settled in. I want to hang a TV over the fireplace (see pic) but I’m not sure if the wall can handle it. The TV and mount weigh 70lbs ...
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Hanging a mirror from its wooden frame

I intend to use four eye screws, pictured, to hang a wood-framed mirror. The mirror is about 44"x32". But installing four eye screws (two on the bottom, one on each side, with a cable running through ...
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Hanging a punching bag in the basement

I have hung a punching bag weighing about 100 pounds in my unfinished basement. I just want to make sure that the setup would not harm my basement in any way. The boards are 2*6 lumber The screws I ...
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Miniature tension rod?

I need to hang a (light) decoration temporarily between two irregularly shaped stone outcroppings. I'm looking for something like a tension rod that I could place between the two stones (and would ...
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Effective way to attach hangables to brick veneer wall?

So awhile back I made a wall with brick veneer for a fake, lighter weight "brick wall" look: Veneer Link I have been trying to find effective ways to hang things from it such as picture frames, a ...
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How to hang a shelf in an invisible manner?

I recently decided to start building my own furniture whenever I could. To start small, I decided to go with a design’ish shelf that right now looks like that: I’d obviously like to hang it on the ...
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How much can I safely suspend from ceiling joist? Which screws?

I want to hang a motorized projector screen on my basement ceiling. I'd like to know how much weight I can safely hang from the ceiling (joists? See picture below. Arrow marks the spot I'd like to ...
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Stand heavy mirror on its corner

I have a heavy square mirror and a shoe bench. I would like to put the mirror on top of the bench, but the mirror on top, but standing on its corner. The mirror is too heavy to hang from the wall. I ...
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Decorative hanging hooks into plaster and brick wall

I'm at a bit of a loss, but I feel like I can't surely be the only person with this issue. We have a number of keepsake / decorative items that need to be hung by a hook. An example is a surprisingly ...
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My basement ceiling\ground floor has a “truss” system. How to hang things?

It looks like this from what I can see: http://andersontrussnc.com/floor-trusses/ So - obviously I can't be drilling an eye bolt into anything I see here. I've heard people talk about sistering ...
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Finding ceiling joists in an old apartment

I'm struggling to find the ceiling joists from which to hang lights in an old apartment. The building is in central Copenhagen and was built in the 1850s, so I can't assume that the joists are spaced ...
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Drilling into outdoor stucco to hang bike

I'm interesting in hanging a bike hook up on my patio outdoors. My outdoor walls appear to be some kind of hard stucco, and I've run a magnetic stud finder over the whole wall and it's all magnetic, ...
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Hanging up large whiteboard in rental property

So my roomates and I got a large whiteboard for studying, it measures 1800x900mm and has a stainless steel border and backing. At a guess it's easily 20kg, and we've currently got a rather ad-hoc and ...
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Hanging 20“ x 16” glass pane

I have a 20" x 16" glass pane (that is somewhere near a 1/4" thick) that needs hanging on a wall. The glass pane is actually a holographic image. I remember seeing a compression/spring mechanism for ...
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Is there a way to hang mini blinds with only 1/2" of space to mount the brackets?

I had all of the windows in my house replaced last week and I just assumed that my fairly new mini blinds would be able to be put back up but once the new windows were in, but there is now only a ...
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Can I hang things from a thick sound proofed wall?

I have a sound proofed room. It's constructed like this: Specifically, the layers of the wall are: studs 3/4" MDF 1/2" air gap (RC-8 channel) 3/4" drywall 3/4" drywall The exterior of the wall is 2"...
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Do command strips work on the ceiling?

I've used these around the house to hang pictures on the wall and so on (command strips is the brand name, sorry I don't know the generic name). I'm thinking of getting a pan hanger in the kitchen ...
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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 to space closet supports with even number of 16" spaced studs?

I want to put up a closet rod with shelf, my closet is 80" deep. The studs are 16" apart. Looks like this: I'm not sure how wide the corner studs are, and it will be pretty awkward to try to screw ...
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Hang item from top chord of 2x6 roof trusses?

The roof truss in question is part of a standalone shed structure in the back yard. Each truss is 2x6, and is composed of 3 planks - each side of the triangle, no center braces or anything. The width ...
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Can anyone identify what brand/company makes tracks for these curtains? [closed]

There are snaps on each end and the plastic "hooks" run along the entire top. I need to purchase tracks for these, however, I can't find the company they are made from.