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Will removing shelving screws from studs damage the studs?

We live in a newly built home. My husband hung some Ikea shoe bins on the wall and mounted them in to the studs. I am going to paint the hallway and would like to remove the bins and hooks, patch the ...
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How much weight can I hang from a drywall ceiling?

I have a potted plant (approx 5kg/10lbs) that I wish to hang from a drywall ceiling of a window aisle. Unfortunately, I have no idea about what specific kind of drywall plate it is or how it was ...
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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 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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How can I hang a shelf with no visible fasteners?

I just built a shelf for a bedroom based on instructions found at Happy at Home. Problem is: the blog doesn't explain how to hang it! Can someone help me figure out a clean way to hang this shelf ...
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Safely hang a mirror that does not have hooks

I would like to safely secure a mirror to the drywall. The mirror itself is pretty light (probably under 5kg), the weight is not an issue. However, its back surface does not have any hooks or anything ...
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How can I make suction cups stay securely to a tiled shower wall?

I am trying to hang a mirror in the shower and it simply will not stay on the wall. It does not weigh more than a couple of pounds. There are two suction cups. Things I've tried: Cleaning the tile ...
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What can I use to hang a frameless mirror?

I'm looking to hang a mirror on the wall on my bathroom. It weighs about 20 or so lbs. There are no built in hooks on the back of the mirror? What should I use to hang this thing?
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What are some ways to appropriately hang things on a wall?

I just moved into a new house and am at the point where I need to start hanging stuff on the walls. Most of the stuff I want to hang is around the size of a picture frame, large mirror, or diploma ...
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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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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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One out of four holes in this bracket miss the stud - what would you do?

I want to mount some mesh on the wall in my kitchen to increase pan/utensil storage space. The mesh I have acquired isn't too heavy but when laden it will. It's designed to slot and hang on grooves ...
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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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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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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's the best way to hang an unframed poster on a sloping wall without using something that will damage the poster?

What's the best way to hang unframed posters on a sloping wall without using tape or velcro or glue that would damage the poster? Thumb-tacks don't work too well because the poster ends up sagging ...
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How can I hang a large but light poster on a concrete pillar?

I have a large (est. 5'x7') sheet of plastic foam with a poster printed on it. It weighs maybe 3 lb and is reasonably stiff. I'd like to hang it on a solid rectangular concrete pillar about 2' wide. ...
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What kind of fastener should I use to attach a mounting bracket to metal studs?

I want to hang a 26 inch flat panel monitor on a wall that has metal studs. What kind of fastener should i use to attach the mounting bracket to the stud through drywall?
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How should I attach a chin-up bar to floor joists?

I want to mount a chin up bar to engineered I-beam floor joists. Am I safe to mount it directly up into it with lag bolts? If the spacing isn't correct and I span some joists with 2x4s, should I run ...
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How do I hang a chair from a concrete ceiling using a single hook?

I'm putting in a "hanging chair" in the basement and it's supposed to hang from a single hook in the ceiling. The ceiling is reinforced concrete. Now, I'm about 125 kilograms (275 lbs) so I reckon ...
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How to widen rough opening for installation of pre-hung interior door?

We bought all our interior doors at 825mm width (~33.5"), which actually measure 865mm (~35.5") including the frame they're pre-hung in. However, the drywall guy has left us with rough ...
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Can I hang a bathroom shelf with command strips or something similar?

I'm currently living in an apartment that doesn't allow me to put anything larger than a finishing nail sized hole in the wall. I have a small bathroom shelf that I would like to put up that consists ...
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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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How to mount hooks into concrete ceiling that must be able to support several times bodyweight?

I am on the top floor of a loft apartment that used to be a factory. I want to install several hooks or some other fixture into my concrete ceiling from which I can hang gymnastic rings, a punching ...
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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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Is it possible to hang something on the wall surrounding my chimney?

My chimney runs up the center of the house from the basement. Where it passes through the kitchen, there is an obvious bulge in the wall where the wall basically wraps around the chimney. Based on the ...
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How thick should a french cleat be?

I want to use a french cleat to hang some basic open cabinets in my garage. I've seen recommendations anywhere from 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches thick, but nobody seems to be talking about weight. Is there a ...
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How can I hang a framed picture onto a wallpapered concrete wall without damaging the wall surface?

I have a framed picture about two feet by three feet in size that weighs about one pound (not a sheet of paper). I want to hang it onto a wall that is of full-blown hard concrete and covered with ...
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How to hang a baby cradle from a concrete ceiling?

I am considering buying a baby cradle that will hang from the ceiling. We have a concrete ceiling in the apartment and I am not sure that it will be possible to install it safely. It needs to be able ...
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What's the best way to hang this large picture on insulated plasterboard?

I would like to hang this fairly large framed picture on my living room wall. The frame measures 167x75cm, and weighs roughly 8.5kg. Both top and bottom of the frame had snapped previously (while ...
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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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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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Can I hang a swing from 2 by 8 roof beams?

I have a deck where the roof overhang goes out about 5-6 feet. I'd like to hang a porch swing from the roof beams. I'm looking at three person swing (similar to this model). The adults in the house ...
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How can I hang a heavy frame without making holes in the walls?

I live in an apartment, so I don't want to put holes in the wall, but I have a large (2'x3') wire-suspended frame, weighing 14 pounds, that I'd like to hang. The heaviest-duty 3M Command product (the ...
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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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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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Stopping / braking rope in pulley system

I am trying to hang my aluminum canoe in my garage. I previously purchased this canoe hoist, which was a piece of junk. So I decided to build my own pulley system following the same layout as the ...
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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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Simplest solution for hanging 50lb frame with welded hooks

I have a 50lb mirror I'd like to hang. It has an iron frame with two hangers welded onto the curved top edge on the back. Here's a close-up of one of them: The hangers are about 17" apart on center, ...
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Need to allow swivelling/rotating fitting for steel wire

I have a swing-hammock that's hanging from the ceiling (through an I-beam) with some steel wire. Everything is swell except the positioning of the hammock means it should be able to swivel. This can't ...
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How much weight can lag screws hold, or how can I support this piece of slate on a wall?

I am hanging a 42"x60" piece of 1/4" slate on a plaster wall. I am planning on using three 1/4" lag bolts through an oak 1x4 with a rabbet. Can you confirm that this is a good plan?...
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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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What's the strongest anchor for something heavy in double drywall?

I have a party-wall in my apartment-née-condo that seems to have two sheets of drywall installed against eachother. All attempts to find some sort of stud or resilient channel / furring strip have ...
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How do I hang a pot rack in a plaster ceiling?

I am trying to hang a pot rack, and my house is all plaster walls. I have an electronic stud finder but the places it is telling me that studs exist don't seem to be correct - test nails have gone ...
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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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How can I hang a heavy bag from this beam in my garage?

I'm renting a house that was built about 10 years ago. The attached, finished garage is under the master bedroom. It has two large beams running across it, see picture. The larger one is 6.5" ...
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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 kind of walls are these? What hardware should I use to hang up some canvas prints?

I'm looking to hang up some canvas art (already on stretcher bars). However, I don't know what kind of hardware I need to use, because I have no idea what kind of walls they are. They don't seem like ...
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How to hang a chair from the ceiling joists (with attic access)

I'm planning on hanging a chair from the ceiling. From what I can tell the best method is to add a crosspiece above multiple joists, and mount the chair to that using an eye bolt. The problem with ...
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Fixing a poor measurement of drywall toggle anchors

I recently installed two metal drywall toggle anchors (similar to this. My measurements for these anchors turned out to be about 1/8th of an inch off, so they do not line up with the d-rings on the ...
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