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Looking for a way to secure round rods in a T configuration [closed]

Looking for a good way to tightly connect two round rods in a T configuration. I figured something like a T-clamp would be the obvious solution and easy to buy, but I have searched rather extensively ...
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Trying to identify the names of ikea hardware

This piece is #124401 they sent me 1, I need 2 and feel it would be faster to just go out and get one myself but I can’t find the name. Any thoughts?
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Need Help Identifying Strap Securing Dryer Vent Hose

I have existing clips or straps (I'm not sure which is the correct term for these) that holds a dryer vent hose in my laundry room. It almost looks like a flat chain where the holes allow for screws ...
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What is this mountable adjustable clamp for a pipe called?

I am looking for the terminology that I can use in order to find one of these clamps to buy online. I can mount it on wood and then tighten it to keep a pipe in place.
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How to disassemble a simple door knob?

I'm trying to fix this wobbly knob. I removed the set screws you see in the video on both sides of the door, but I'm still not able to pull the knob off. It doesn't give even 1/32". Is there ...
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installing a 360 rotating wood panel from the ceiling

I want to install something similar to this image - I need to know what the hardware used is to support the wood hanging from the ceiling and in place on the floor still allowing for 360 rotation
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What type of bolt is only threaded at the tip

I am trying to fix my son's scooter and need a 2nd one of these: I've never seen this style of bolt/screw before: only the first 1/4" or so is actually threaded and the rest is just an ...
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Hardware for suspending wood beams from a wall

I have an idea for some external decor feature on my home. In order to execute on it, I need a special kind of fastening hardware that I couldn’t begin to guess the name of. The closest thing I’ve ...
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What length and gauge screw to attach a 2x4 fence rail to a 4x4 post (face screwed)?

I'm constructing a picket fence and need to attach the 2x4 rails to the 4x4 posts. I've seen some conflicting information of what length and gauge. I'm leaning towards 3" #9 screws. This will ...
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Unidirectional rollers for a bookshelf door

I have a doorway about 4 feet high and a bookshelf that is a bit larger in both height and width than the doorway. I'd like to put hinges and rollers on the bookshelf unit to turn it into a hidden ...
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Can this storm door be repaired

This door is starting to sag, when it closes it hits the other door near the top. It looks like the hinge has worn out. I was at the big box store and I didn't see any replacement hinges so I'm ...
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How to bolt something to a wood member when can't access the back side and a carriage bolt won't do

I need to bolt a solar inverter to a stud wall for three reasons. it needs to be a few inches offset from the studs, so the bolt holes in the inverter won't line up with the studs, I'd feel better if ...
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Sourcing a spacer / rectangular washer to prevent rotation of a carriage bolt in a round hole?

While installing a Curt trailer hitch, I lost one of the provided carriage bolts and what they call a spacer inside a frame tube. After lots of time spent trying to retrieve the bolt, I've decided to ...
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Trying to identify the names of and how to replace Ikea parts

I'm trying to put together an old Ikea table as an extra desk on which to work due to Covid related work from home. It is missing one of the four sets of threaded rods, washer and bolts that it needs. ...
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Where can I find furniture screws that lock into embedded metal parts?

I'm renovating an old box for the MRS. as a bit of a project. It's missing some parts which appear to be the type of screws you get in "flat pack" furniture whereby you screw so much into ...
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When using a VPA (Variable-Pitch Connector) to connect roof rafters to a top plate, how and where do you install hurricane ties?

When a VPA to attach rafters to a top plate, it seems there isn't room left for your normal hurricane tie to be put in place: The part of the VPA that nails on to the top plate obstructs the ability ...
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Suggested power-tool and attachments to remove rust from a BBQ pit [closed]

Please suggest a good cordless power-tool and the appropriate wheels/attachments to do a good job of removing the rust from this BBQ pit? Please include links to the specific items if possible.
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How should I mount shades with these brackets?

I have some up-down shades which don't have any instructions. The are made by Allen-Roth, which is just a Lowe's house brand. For the life of me I can't see how to mount these! The metal bracket ...
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Are there different tiers (good/better/best) of door hardware?

We have a new house (3 yrs old), and have been having problems with the door knobs all coming loose and sliding around. I thought it was something we were doing, but talked to a couple of neighbors, ...
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Installing cabinet hinges backwards?

I have a frameless cabinet hinge like this that I bought for a closet-like piece I am building. However, I quickly realized there was a problem; the hinge is designed so that the door lays flat in ...
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Using drywall screws for electrical boxes?

I am installing the following items: and I am using regular 1 1/4" drywall screws to secure them. Is there any concern in regards to shear strength or rot that would make me regret using drywall ...
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Is there hardware that lets a swinging cabinet door pull open a sliding shelf?

Under my kitchen sink, I'm installing a floor mounted sliding shelf, so that I can slide out the trash instead of reaching underneath. The cabinet doors are swing-mounted, and I can't change this ...
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Automatically catching mechanism for drop leaf table

I need to build a changing station. We have a great location for it between two walls in our bathroom (they are only about 4 feet apart). The table will span from the one wall to the other. We need ...
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Using UK toggle light switch in the US?

I have been looking for a specific type of light switch for my home inspired from an architecture tour I took many years ago in France at Villa Cavrois. Unfortunately, it seems this is an almost ...
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How can I unscrew the faucet nuts in the tight space behind my sink basin?

My bathroom faucet is dripping, and I would like to change the washers in it. The problem I am running into is the placement of the nuts holding the faucet valves in place: This is the underside of ...
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What is a “Y” shaped bolt called?

I am trying to recreate a folding artist's stool shown on the Mr. Rogers show. It requires a Y shaped bolt, which I can't find anywhere. I have been searching for "Y bolt" with no luck. Does it have a ...
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Are there clips or “cotter pins” which can't get knocked out by accident?

My tractor has several R-clips, like this one: These are used in various places. The problem is that they tend to get knocked off by branches or longer grass / brush and get lost. I've tried ...
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Stapling hardboard

I'm reupholstering a dining chair that has a hardboard seat base. My manual upholstering stapler doesn't stand a chance against it. Most staples don't even penetrate the surface. I know I'm not ...
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Hidden/Floating Hardware for Solid Wood Alcove Shelves?

I would like to install some thick pieces of wood to form alcove shelves or a built-in bookshelf. They will be tied into studs on the left and right. Minimal support in the rear, against a false wall....
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Is there a term for this carriage door stay?

My 1929 garage has several side-hung carriage doors that are held open by a neat stay system where a metal bar slides through a bracket and then a notch in the bar rests on the bracket. Pulling the ...
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What is the name of this Allen-head furniture fastener?

I have a couple of boards that are parts of a table I am assembling, and I wish to know the name of the metal piece of hardware circled in red, below. I would have thought it was called a bolt, but I ...
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Overhauling and painting upvc door handles

I wish to overhaul some of my exterior door handles in uPVC frames. Handle images What paint do I use to "touch up" the scratches and gouges in the white paintwork? How to I fix the loose handle ...
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grade 5 bolts not marked if galvanized?

I went to a local building supply company - one that tends to have a better selection than the big-box places - seeking some Grade 5 carriage bolts. They pointed me to bins of galvanized carriage ...
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Keywords or Names for this Part

I am trying to embed a load-bearing anchor in a 1-inch foam sheet. The most natural solution would be some kind of threaded plastic pair that fits together, with one end being able to have a rope ...
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Identification of shelf brackets

I have a steel sheet metal cabinet that uses the pictured brackets to hold up shelves. It has a runner in each corner on the inside, with slots which the brackets fit into with a little tooth on the ...
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How to install window screen without screen track

We had wooden Marvin double hung tilt-pac windows installed but all without screens. However, there aren't any screen tracks. On the exterior trim, there is a groove/corner on three sides that would ...
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What are pros and cons of magnetic and mechanical door latch?

There such small latches that can be screwed up to cabinets wall and door. There two types: magnetic ones and mechanical (with a spring). Like this (magnetic): And this: Magnetic ones seem to be ...
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How to clean the emergency drain tube on a Samsung Ecobubble washing machine?

Today my Samsung Ecobubble 8.0kg washing machine came to a halt mid-wash and reported the error SE/5E. Some googling told me that this was a problem with the drain, and that the filter should be ...
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Adjustable-height, side-mount, heavy duty casters? Need to move a heavy air compressor

I have this 900-lb air compressor on a wooden base I built. At the time I built it, I was able to move it around using a pallet jack. But now it's in a room that's too small to accommodate the pallet ...
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Replace door knob with lever handle on rim latch door

I have 1950s solid wood internal doors with rim latches. I want to replace the door knobs with lever handles. The doors are 33mm thick, with narrow (95mm) rails, and have rim latches. I've been ...
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Name of door/cabinet knob that operates two bolts at once

I've seen knobs that when twisted operate two bolts, however I can't find them online because I don't know what they are called. An example might be on cabinet where a knob in the center of one door ...
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Broken Slide Stop Clip

In removing my desk drawers, I broke one of the 12 clips when I squeezed the top, it snapped. Where can I find a replacement? Is there a name for this type of clip?
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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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Can I fit a 90" dining table plus 8 chairs in an 11' ford cargo van? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out what size van I need to move a 90" dining table plus 8 chairs, the 2 table legs can be detached from table top for transport: The van has 11 feet of cargo space Height of ...
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extend height of wooden railing [closed]

My house has a loft with a wooden railing. The railing is only 30" high - apparently allowed because builder called it "unfinished storage space", or not "habitable" space, which means it could ...
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Gate hinge position/location

Which side of this cabinet/gate hinge should go on the cabinet door? I believe the long-side. https://www.natman.com/detail/841-ornamental-reversible-t-hinges-n881-904 Further, should the hinge pin ...
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Proper name and origin of tiny drill bit

Many years ago, I acquired a pile of tiny, drill-bit-like items that I use to make practically invisible holes in drywall to hang lightweight stuff from. They are indispensible, but I don't know what ...
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Hardware for a barn/sliding door that cantilevers into free space when open

I've salvaged an old door from a neighbor's demolition to upgrade the door of my small laundry closet. I thought it would be interesting to mount the door as a sliding barn door, both as a visual ...
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How do I drill through a metal screw in my cabinet doors?

I'm in the process of adding hardware to my bathroom vanity and as I have gone to drill the holes in the doors, I am hitting metal. It's hard to see what it is, but I believe it's a screw or a piece ...
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How can I stop a toilet seat from rapidly loosening?

The seat on my toilet always works itself loose. It has plastic thumb-screw-style nuts that tighten on to bolts on the underside of the toilet. The left nut works itself loose over the course of a ...