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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 ...
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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 ...