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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?

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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Sizing System for Screw Heads?

I am restoring an old lamp with a shade that attaches with sort of a hose clamp thing held on by a small machine screw. The screw was stuck so I ended up breaking the head off assuming it would be ...
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What is this nut called and can it be removed and reused/replaced?

Can anyone tell me what this nut is called and how to remove it in a way I can return the mechanism to normal working order? Also, what kind of special tools will I need? The first photo is of the ...
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How to keep screws in a hollow door

I have a hollow core interior door. The screws for the handle keep pulling out. To fix this I've used the biggest screws that will fit. I've tried a couple of different types of glue, and I've tried ...
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Replacing cabinet hinges but plates don't have matching screws

I'd like to replace my cabinet hinges with soft-close hinges. I've read about overlay measurements, cup-depth, etc. I purchased a couple hinges to test and discovered that the new hinges have much ...
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What is this stake in my yard and can I remove it?

My child has been swinging in our front yard (NC, US) and worn away the grass, revealing this metallic stake (* See photo, note the acorn top for scale*): I gently tried to pull it up, but it is ...
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Hardware recommendations for heavy beam mounted to wall

I am forging 3 mantel brackets out of mild steel for a 99"x 9" x 4 1/2" old barn timber that weighs 90 lbs. What type of hardware would you recommend to secure it to the studs? Each ...
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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

Update: Unfortunately Chamberdoor does not sell hinges even though it's pretty simple to replace them. They do sell the Z Bar but with shipping it's almost $100. These hinges were not sold at either ...
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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 ...