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Hanging Large Framed Prints on Plaster

What REALLY works for hanging pictures on old plaster walls--the kind with cement not too far beneath a skim coat of the white stuff (technical term). I bent four nails "specifically designed" to ...
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What size Screw/Nail should I use for a 6 lb painting in drywall?

I am sure you experts get tired of questions like these, but I'm a complete newbie when it comes to hanging things on drywall. I ordered a piece of framed wall art, which is listed at 6 lbs. If I'm ...
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What can I use to hang up grocery bags?

I'd like a good solution for hanging up grocery bags and other miscellaneous things on the wall. Basic hooks would do the trick, but some things like to slip off it (like too many grocery bags). To ...
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Why can't I drill deep enough into my wall for wall anchors?

I am living in a condo and have a problem to put anchor in the wall (drywall? I don't know th exact type of the wall). when I drill it doesn't go deep enough to put anchor completely in, so it can't ...
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How do you hang something on sheetrock if you have metal wall studs? [duplicate]

How do you hang something on sheetrock if you have metal wall studs? The item is a very heavy shelf, so anchors aren't going to cut it.
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How should I affix a flat horizontal object to a vertical chain?

I have a wooden plank (like a flat swing seat) and a hanging chain (or two, like a swing). Instead of screwing an eye into the plank I want the chain to continue downwards through a hole in the plank, ...
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Construct 3-Sheave Pulleys for Hanging Objects from Rafters

I am trying to create a system of 2 3-sheave pulleys (along with terminal pulleys) that can hoist my hanging plants up to my rafters, such as here: I am happy with my general design but what I am ...
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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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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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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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How can I securely hang a mirror on a visible chain?

I have inherited an art deco style mirror. It is not in good condition but it has sentimental value so I would like to hang it. It is small but feels heavy for its size - around 35 x 55cm, 5kg. It ...
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Hanging clothes on a line between concrete pillars without drilling

Question says it all: I'd like to hang a "light" load (say 30 t-shirts/pants) between two concrete pillars, without doing anything permanent to the pillars, like drilling (they are public property and ...
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Will gently hammering thumbtacks into my wall help them stay better?

So I'm thinking about fake-upholstering a wall in my bedroom in my apartment to create a focal wall without having to paint. I don't want to drill holes 'cause I'll be moving out of there in like 9 ...
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I need to screw into my wall but halfway in, it hits something hard

I tried in different spots on the wall but same thing. Is the whole wall like that? I live in a concrete building but not soundproof. I am able to use screws on other walls.
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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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What is the purpose of these attachments on my picture frame?

Sorry if this is a dumb question. I'm trying to hang a picture and I was wondering what these metal attachments are on the back of the frame. There are two of them. Am I supposed to use them for ...
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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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What knots/hitches should I use to attach a log to a screw eye?

I have a log that I want to hang against the wall, creating a small shelf. I'm attaching the logs to two iron screw eyes using 1/4" hemp rope, for a rustic look. Here's a diagram: The screw eyes don'...
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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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Toggle bolt stuck in the ceiling with mounting plate

I bought 3 LED flat panel ceiling lights from Costco. 2 panels installed perfectly. One one panel, 3 toggle bolts are installed perfectly, but 1 toggle bolt is stuck and I cannot screw it into the ...
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What tack like options are stronger then blu tack?

I want to use something stronger then blu tack as a non permanent option to secure things, such as christmas lights, paintings, small mirrors etc. I mean non permanent in the sense that it does not ...
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Difficulty closing front door

Hi I have a new home and the front door is difficult to close. They have run the doorbell wire along the inside of the upper frame (as seen in the pic) and the door rubs against it. I’m worried that ...
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Metal bracket to hang stringer below joist?

I need to hang a stringer (basically another 2x8) right below my deck joist 2x8. Look like this photo Can you tell me what kind of hanger / bracket is it in the red circle? The article is from here ...
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Can I hang over-the-door organizers from exposed drywall?

One of the walls in my laundry closet is open into the adjacent closet between the ceiling and the raw edge of the top of the drywall (about a foot gap). Is it safe to use over-the-door hooks to hang ...
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How can I hang small weights from a drywall ceiling in a way that's minimally destructive?

I need to hang some plants (small, a few pounds max) from the ceiling but I don't want to go the usual toggle bolt or the drywall anchor route. These create holes that are too large for the kind of ...
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Best solution for file folders of custom wooden desk drawer?

A few months ago, I bought a wooden desk. I want to put file folders in one of the drawers. I bought this file folder frame set (the kind you build) for file folders from Office Depot, but they don'...
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Joist hangers “droop” when installed?

Whenever I use hangers I end up with something that looks wrong. Hangers have two sets of screws. One, the "flat" screws, drive into the wood your hanging onto. The others, the "diagonals" drive into ...
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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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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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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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Can I hold a Hammock up with Star Pickets?

I would like to hang, my Hammock. Unfortunately the new property doesn't have any handy trees etc. So I thought I could perhaps secure it to some star-pickets. The ground is quiet sandy, and I don't ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Re-using Stud hole in wall

I have a guitar hanger that I didn't put together tightly enough so it loosened over time, and I want to tighten it and hang it again. It was put into a stud and I was wondering if I could reuse the ...
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Is there a tool to model rigging

Say I want to hang a shelf to the ceiling: Given that points A,B,C,D are fixed on the ceiling, and points a,b,c,d are fixed connection points on the shelf. 1) Is it possible to control pan and tilt (...
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How to mount handrail to drywall over concrete

Any help how to hang the railing back up on the stairway. It is townhouse wall with drywall and concrete behind it.
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What can I use to rigidly hang a lot of flat/paper artwork on a wall?

I have dozens of pieces of unframed artwork. I would like to hang them on the wall, in a way that is somewhat easy to rearrange. I'd like them to line up horizontally, and to be against the wall so ...
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Hang a floating mantel

We recently replaced an existing fireplace mantel and my wife would like me to re-purpose the old mantle as a high mounted shelf in our soon to be occupied nursery. The original install was a 1x1 ...
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Where do you buy a whiteboard? [closed]

I'm a math student, and I just entered grad school. I have a studio apartment, and there's one bigger-sized wall with no windows. I'd like to put a large whiteboard or chalkboard on it. Where would ...
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Should I reinforce the cupboard back before mounting it to the wall?

I have a cupboard/shelf that is like a bookshelf with a back and sliding glass doors. It weighs 10kg without the glass and without anything in it. I want to attach it to the wall and have read about ...