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Replacement of door catcher [closed]

I could not find a number, or email or parts department for the door catcher. This company sells them but doesn’t want to help get right parts. Saucer not looking so good! Well I had to buy dowels and ...
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Help determining bolt specifications to find a missing nut

I lost the nut that tightens to bolt for the handle of my garden hose reel. I have been to 2 hardware stores and to Fastenal, but cannot find a nut to fit the threads. The nut and bolt hold a hose ...
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Search for doorknob

I want to replace this broken doorknob and just assumed it had a wrap-around plate until I took it off. Can anyone tell me the name for this style of doorknob so that I can find a replacement?
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Anchor identification for custom shelving

Rookie hardware question: my father built our kids some custom shelves and gave me several sets of these wall anchors/bolts to install them. I know this is a wall anchor system but looks significantly ...
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What is this cabinet part called?

The face of my cabinets are supported by these pieces. The drawers (which are suspended on the front) were overloaded and the clips broke. What is this part called so I know what to search for? I've ...
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Hardware for removeable fencing section?

I have a fence around my backyard. On the one side is a standard gate. The other side currently has no access. I have a section that I secured just with a few screws so that I could easily unscrew it ...
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How do I change a drawer pull if the screw is concealed?

I have a hutch with drawers and a secretary desk/pull down desk and am trying to change the hardware on the drawer pulls. It was straightforward to change the pulls on the actual drawers (the screw in ...
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What is this piece of hardware called and how do I get more? [closed]

The circled piece slides onto and fits around the aluminum bar. The top of the piece contains a screw to tighten and hold onto the aluminum bar; the bottom contains a hole that fits a piece of twisted ...
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How to remove this 1940s door hardware from the door?

I have a set of 1940s-era door hardware that seems to be broken so I'd like to remove it from the door. I have removed the knobs and latch but the cam is too big to fit through the holes on either ...
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What type of pin is this?

Does anyone know what type of pin this is? Pictures shows pin alone and pin in use for attaching a bucket to a loader adapter. It has a hole for a cotter pin.
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Who is the manufacturer of this tilt and turn window handle?

I have these tilt and turn windows that operate in 3 positions - 0 degrees (closed), 90 degrees (open towards the inside), and 180 degrees (window tilt inward). The handle does not close properly on ...
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What is this cabinet “bolt” called?

been tuning up some cabinets at home and realized that the reason several aren’t hanging straight are because they are missing the “bolt” pictured below. Been searching several different queries ...
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What is this 12" long, 3/16" dia, double arm hardware item?

About 12" long, 3/16 diameter. I tried google image search but nothing came close. Looks like some kind of hardware store display arm, but am trying to find the specific application name to find ...
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Do handles on exterior steel doors need sealed from rain?

I have a storm door on my front door, but not on our new mudroom addition. Do I need to worry about rain water getting behind the handle and rusting the hole that was cut in the door?
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What hardware should I use to mount outside window screens?

We recently moved into a home with many double hung windows. The previous owners originally had screens with plunger pins (see below), but they said it became a maintenance issue (I guess because ...
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What hardware should I use to connect a 4x6 beam to the top of a 4x4 post for a swing set?

What hardware should I use to connect a 4x6 to the top of a 4x4? Edit: To assuage some confusion, I already have a bracket for the a-frame end, the aptly-named swing set bracket. What I need is a ...
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I'm trying to match a bolt and a nut [closed]

If a 5/16 inch nut is too small, and a 7/16 inch nut is too big, what size nut do I need?
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Is this pocket door hardware missing a piece to lock the nut?

I have a pocket door that was installed about a year ago and that frequently sticks. The contractor who installed it has made about three repair attempts. He will do something to it (I haven't been ...
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How to fasten an automatic door closer to a hollow core door

I want to add a door closer to the door from an interior hallway to an unheated garage. When I bored a hole to attach the bracket to the upper part of the door I discovered that the door is hollow. I ...
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inside security door [closed]

EDIT: Sorry, I didn't realize I couldn't ask this question. It is in a commercial type setting (it is a non-profit and seperates a living area from another area). I need to know what kind of door ...
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What is this mirror hardware called?

One of the clip thingies that holds my bathroom mirror up broke, and I'd like to replace it. It's the kind that works with a hole drilled through the mirror, though, not the clips, which are all I can ...
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How do I remove the laminate/sun mica from my old computer table without damaging the plyboard underneath?

I have an old computer table, made of plywood panels with wooden sections here and there. It has been in the family for some time now, and I don't wish to discard it. I wish to remove the laminate / ...
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How to secure blum cabinet hinge (Blum 74559)

I have a Blum 74559 hinge that's falling off the door due to heavy use. This hinge is originally part of an Ikea kitchen system. The original installer didn't use any screws to fasten the hinge to the ...
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How can one lessen noise from a drop bar latch?

I live in a historic 18th century American home that has "drop bar latches" as door hardware on the interior doors. Although this is possibly a reproduction of a best guess at the original ...
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Framing Question - Connection of end of rafters and joists to a beam replacing a load bearing wall

Context: Working on an addition. I am replacing a load bearing wall with a 5.25" x 14" x 18.5 ft PSL beam. The beam will carry the load of the roof with point loads at the end of rafters ...
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What size gaskets/washers do I order to repair this frost proof/free outdoor faucet? (Dripping from the spout)

UPDATE: I found it! Its a Boshart 0865P-080 (080 is for the 8" size) I will add a screenshot of the info sheet I found online, and another photo of the faucets handwheel front, which is where ...
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A device that can see through hollow wood panel to find a hole in plaster covered wall? [closed]

The Question Looking for a device that can see through a 'hollow wood panel section', to find a hole drilled in the plaster covered wall behind the 'hollow wood panel section' ? Behind the plaster the ...
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What is the name of this hardware connector?

I am looking for the name of the part below. It is a metal connector that has a vertical threaded shaft into which a bolt can be screwed. The base has holes around the shaft that allows the part to be ...
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What is the name of this type of clip that holds a window screen to a window frame?

I've tried searching Lowe's for screen window clips but didn't see the type of clip that holds my screen to the window. The existing ones are very rusty sometimes to the point where I have to use ...
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What's the type of this bolt/nut?

What's the name of this bolt/nut combination? It accepts a 3/16 hex on both ends and is used frequently in assembling this play set. The thread pitch is 1/4-20. The nut is hollow, allowing you to put ...
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trying to identify some hardware

Does anyone know what these are? Found them on the street near a power pole that had recently had some work done. thanks
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Identify this sliding door hardware

Now that I've been able to remove the doors from the track, I see that the hardware doesn't look as much like Hettich 7000-series as I originally thought: Hettich's double track (part 7003) has a ...
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How can I mount a mirror tight to vertical shelf standards?

I have a closet full of these shelving standards that let you place adjustable height shelves. The vertical support bars have two columns of holes, which the shelves lock into with some prongs on the ...
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What is this screw-bolt officially called?

It's similar to a bolt and a screw. It's used to lock two sliding cabinet doors together. I don't know the name and I've searched for various combinations of words, but can't find anything. Please ...
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How do I prevent the bolts in my snow blower rotor from breaking?

We got about 12" of snow today and my snow blower lasted only 30 minutes before shearing off one of the 1/4" bolts that holds the rotary blade in place. This is the second time this has ...
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What are these washers?

I'm rather intrigued by these washers: What are they called?
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What is this item?

I'm buying a house built in 1949. This item is located outside near the front door, door bell and mail slot. Anyone know what it is?
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Screw with mixed threads?

I changed a deadbolt lock on my front door, and in the pile of old parts, there was a weird screw with 8-32 threads near the head and wood threads at the end. I'm just curious: what is the name for ...
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is there a way to prevent my pocket door from rubbing where the door handle goes?

I was attempting to reuse a door when I installed my pocket door for my bathroom. As I installed the handle, I noticed the door is rubbing in the middle of the jamb. Where my guides are at the bottom, ...
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What is this piece of hardware?

My wife wants to know. Her sister has a giant bag of them. She thought I would know, but I don’t. The outside diameter of the finely threaded side is 27mm.
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Specialty screws for reinforcing wooden shelf supported by pins

This is a 6 foot tall MDF + Veneer shelf unit. Adjustable shelves with pin holes. Most are supported as shown. The shelf I am remounting uses screws in the pinhole and the dovetailed inserts in the ...
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DIY for these plant hangers?

I know this may be outside of the usual topics but here goes. Is there a DIY for theses types of plant hangers? The one in the picture is $4 each, and with over 20 plants that would be at least $80 in ...
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Connect 3/8-16 bolts at 90 degrees

I'm finding that I am needing to connect two standard 3/8-16 (coarse) bolts at a 90 degree angle for mounting, like an elbow fitting would do. I need to be able to thread them in individually, because ...
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Where to find non-standard drawer pulls?

I'm in progress on a kitchen refresh and my drawer pulls are non-standard size (4-7/8" center-to-center). I never thought it would be this difficult to find brass drawer pulls that fit this size. ...
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What type of black metal can be used as furniture hardware?

I want to build a liquor shelf similar to this: I've seen metal piping and flanges like this at my local big box store, and it usually comes in two flavors: galvanized steel or black iron pipe. The ...
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Hanging microwave without above cabinet

I am looking to install a new microwave in my kitchen since my old one just died. My new microwave is a Whirlpool over the range microwave model #WMH53521HZ. My old microwave had a bizarre mount where ...
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Cleaning and lubing vintage door hardware

Which cleaner/lubricant should I use to restore this vintage door hardware? It is likely 100 years old. E.g. regular machine oil or gun cleaner/oil? Lock: Hinge:
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Identifying old cabinet latch

I bought an old piece of furniture with two cabinet doors. One of them is missing a catch, and I am having a hard time identifying it. The overall dimensions of the latch are about 1" x 0.5"....
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Remove knob from this door handle (F605-245)

I have, what I believe, is a Schlage interior door handle with a privacy lock (you engage a push pin with a narrow wire or whatever fits to disengage the lock from outside the door). The push button ...
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Needs to fix this bed, this lock is keep on turning, did not tighten up, can anybody guide me?

I was trying to fix this lock but its not working, out of four one was intact and it locks right away, I am looking for new locks or to fix old locks.
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