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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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Where can i find a 2.5" tall T-strke plate?

steel door frames had 2.5" high T-strikes with the screw holes 1 7/8" on center. All i can find are 2.75" T-strikes with screw holes 2 1/8" on center.
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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 ...
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What are these? [Unknown Hardware]

After doing some cleaning over the weekend, I found these left to us from the prior owner of my home. I've never come across these before, but they look to be lag screws within some sort of hangar or ...
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Deck Continuous Rim Joist Connection

I am planning on redoing the surface and the railing of my deck. In the process, I plan to remove the cantilevered portion past the existing beam. This will place the existing 2x10 joists resting to ...
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What is the correct type of anchor bolt for attaching a sill plate to a slab once the concrete is dry?

If you need to install additional anchor bolts after the concrete has cured (and thus can no longer install traditional J bolts), what is the correct type of fastener that can be installed into dry ...
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A very hard to find piece of hardware [closed]

Our new-to-us house has cable-guided retractable solar screens. The cable tension is maintained by a bracket mounted piece of hardware that looks kinda like this: Not even the hard to find hardware ...
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Can I use eye hooks in a cement retaining wall for my garden project? (Support climbing rose bushes against a cement wall.)

Here is a pic of the wall in question. Don't worry about the cracks. I already filled it in and am going to do the stairs when the weather gets drier outside. If you see the strip of soil that ...
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Anyone please tell me what kind hinge (name of the hinge) used in this product?

Anyone please tell me what kind hinge (name of the hinge) used in this product ? Name of the product is SNAP JACK from LIVING WITH JACK company.
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How to identify a nut

I have to replace a nut on an old sliding door that dates back at least 50 years. The nut fits a 7/16 spanner, but that's all I know about it. Unfortunately I can't take the nut off and take it to my ...
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How do I secure an open-backed set of shelves to the wall?

I read this guide on how to anchor furniture to a wall but it assumes that you’ll need to drill through the back of the item, attach something to the inside, and connect this to the wall. I have a ...
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Is sparking in the motor of my drill a concern? [closed]

There is a slight sparkling in my drill. What could be the reason? I received a product and checked for first time by plugging it into the socket. I wonder whether it is common or a serious problem.
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Overcoming non standard drawer pull (handle) sizes

Every drawer pull in my kitchen is 2-7/8" hole center which is certainly not a common size. I found some 3" that I like (thinking mine were actually 3" center) but unfortunately (and ever so obviously)...
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Come along (Hoist Puller) vs Ratchet Strap

Does a Ratchet Strap rated at 10,000 pounds such as this one really have 5 times the pulling strenght of a "comealong" winch rated at 2 ton such as this one? Ratchet straps are much cheaper, and a ...
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How do I remove this Schlage double-cylinder deadbolt with no visible screws?

Does anyone know how to remove this dead bolt that has no screw heads to use a screw driver? Here's a picture below.
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Smallest (laser) holes in hardware stores for eclipse viewing [closed]

Needless to say: this is a question that can best be answered by the crowd in the group, who are regular shoppers at hardware stores. I'd like to view and show the upcoming solar eclipse. I do not ...
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What is the name of this metal bar with holes at the ends?

I need to find a metal part that looks a bit like this: hole for bolt strong metal | | ___|____________________________v_______ / v ...
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How do I cleanly cut threaded stainless .24" rods?

I have tried hack saw, manual bolt cutters, plasma cutter - all of which mess up the thread and make it tough to get the nut on. What's the best tool for this? Ideally something under $50 or ...
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How to repair integrated window screens from a 1930s house?

I'm purchasing a house built in 1937. All the windows and fixtures are original. A fair number of the windows have an integrated screen that pulls down from the top of the window. The tracks are ...
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Where to get a fireplace door retaining clip

I have glass doors on my wood burning fireplace. The doors don't want to stay fully closed and I think the reason why is that the clips that hold them in have deteriorated over the years. I've looked ...
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What is the name for the kind of eye-bolt used to secure bicycle fender stays

I need a part that looks like this: it consists of an "eye"-bolt with a nut and washer which allows this part to be attached to a rod/tube of the right diameter. These "bolts" are commonly used for ...
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Garden swing hardware

I have a garden swing that has broken due to high winds. The part that broke is the part that attaches the canopy to the frame. It looks like this: The broken part is where it screws into the canopy ...
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Seeking clever ideas \ suggestions to pole mount water timer

I would like to mount the timer to a pole, which would be staked into the ground. The timer would sit 10 inches above the ground. I do not have a clear idea what would be a simple effective means to ...
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What did cable installer use to tap onto my service ground?

I have a somewhat mysterious service ground apparently underneath a concrete entryway. All that is visible now is a heavy gauge bare copper wire coming through the cement. When the cable company ...
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what kind of sheet-metal screw do I need for wood to 1/8" steel?

I am trying to attach pieces of 2-by wood to the frame tubes of a conex shipping container. The steel is about 1/8" thick. I probably need screws at least 1/4" diameter to get the strength I need (...
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DIY glass shower door

I have a bunch of tempered glass panels from disassembled patio doors. I'd like to use one of these panes as a shower door. Most glass shower doors are hung with drilled holes or with cutouts in ...
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Shorten bolt with a sleeve of some sort?

I have a reverse osmosis kit, and the faucet has a really long bolt which you use to attach it to your countertop. I can't get a tool up there to tighten it because the sink basin is in the way. I ...
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How can I temporarily secure a wooden countertop to its base with limited cabinet access?

The title is a bit of a doozy, sorry. I'm repurposing an old counter I bought off Kijiji to turn it into a kitchen island / kegerator. The old cuonter top was some terrible, cheap, laminate-esque ...
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How can I tightly join two perpendicular pieces of wood in a loft bed from the inside corner without access to the outer side?

I'm trying to assemble a double loft bed from Ikea (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80160867/), but the problem is that it's 80" wide and the room is 80" wide. This means that there's no ...
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What is the purpose of thicker washers?

I've seen flat washers that have the same diameter, but vary in thickness. How does depth affect a washer? What is the best application for a thin washer? What is the best application for a thick ...
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screw identification:: 8-18 X 2.5 TR SC AB

Our new used stove is missing a couple of fairly important screws. They are apparently a Whirlpool custom design (p/n W10379120), but are described as "8-18 X 2.5 TR SC AB". I haven't found any ...
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Lock type for a door on a large box

I have this large wooden box (2x4's and plywood) that I am making, with a single door (blue) on the front, hinged at the bottom. It might not be clear from my crappy sketch but the door is the full ...
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Hanging bed from cement ceiling

I saw a thread on here that kind of discussed this, but I am trying to hang a queen platform bed from a cement ceiling in a Loft apartment model. It will not be used, just more decoration, although ...
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refresh front door locks without rekeying

My front door has a "Faultless Lexington Handleset with Ball in Polished Brass" (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Faultless-Lexington-Handleset-with-Ball-in-Polished-Brass-HY7731B-F/203187008). As you can ...
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A good way to tighten nuts in very close quarters?

Over time, the hexagonal nuts in my bed frame have loosened. I'd like to tighten them, but the routed access is much too small for a socket head, crescent wrench or even needle-nosed pliers -- not ...
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How can I mount my router to my table?

Some time ago, I bought a second-hand table saw. The original owner had extended the table with a section where he mounted a router. The holes are in the pattern of a Group C router and I recently ...
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Identifying a piece of cast iron hardware

A friend has a very old house, and while exploring it found the following piece of cast iron hardware. It's about 2 1/2" across, has four holes with what seems to be set screws, and a fifth taller ...
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Bolt hole reinforcement? For barrel bolts

I would like to drill a hole in the wall for a barrel bolt, similar to the photo below: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/shutters/ply4.jpg However, instead of having a bare hole in the wall, is there a ...
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Can I use eye bolt to mount kid swing?

I am planning to mount swing (max 100 lbs) using eye bolt like this Is there disadvantage vs. the swing hanger sold by playset manufacturer?
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Vintage Bosch impact drill suddenly lost motor function

I was drilling a hole in the wall with my 1984 vintage Bosch CSB 470-RLE impact drill, when it suddenly gave out. I figured the stone was too hard, increased the power on the potmeter and it worked ...