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Cantilevered pillar TV mount extension

My fireplace is flanked by 24" depth bookshelf niches. I want to install a flat-panel TV so that it is flush with the fireplace, so 24" off the back wall. I'm aware that "full extension&...
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Mounting TV to unusual existing mount

I have problem with using a TV wall mount left by previous owner. Remaining is a wall plate part with a single lug (3 1/8" long, 1/2" hole). I never saw something partial like that. Usually ...
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Mounting heavy mirror that has a angled beveled frame

I would like to hang a large heavy mirror (5' x 3) that has a bevelled frame as shown in the picture below. The back of the mirror is made of 1/8" wood which I don't will be able to hold the ...
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How can I temporarily support a PVC pipe in use as a delivery mechanism? [closed]

I would like to use a PVC pipe to send candy to kids 10 feet from the door on Halloween. I'd put candy in the high end and it would come out the low end into the kid's candy bag. I could use help in ...
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How to mount multiple mirrors on a wall

I have eight 30x30cm mirrors that needed to be mounted side by side on a wall. I tried different types of adhesives, but the result was not good, mainly because the wall is not smooth. Are there any ...
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What is the best way to ensure new air conditioning units stay level?

We live in Northern Illinois (-20F in Winter + 1-2 ft snow to 100F summer) and have two a/c units which are now 30 years old and it is time to replace them. They are located on the north side of our ...
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TV Wall mount permanent bracket arcs forward

Last night I installed the TV mount bracket on the drywall with two stud support. This was my first ever D.I.Y. lol. Meanwhile, it looks all fine and everything is in place but I noticed that the ...
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Is it possible to have a projection screen mounted vertically to the wall (not ceiling, not floor)?

All I see are projection screens that are mounted to the ceiling, or pull-up (floor, desk). I'm interested in installing it vertically, on the wall. So I can pull it to the left (or right, depending ...
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Exterior electrical panel mounting and wiring into house

What are the proper fasteners and method to mount electrical panel onto exterior of house? Also have two knockouts at bottom of panel for bringing circuits into house. What size hole is recommended ...
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Hanging a new ceiling fan - space around junction box

Need help determining if I'm following the right steps, or if I need to get an electrician to install a new junction box. I had an old Hunter fan/light combo. I am trying to replace with a House of ...
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Recommendation for mounting transfer switch to vinyl sided exterior wall

I need to mount a Generac automatic transfer switch to my house beneath the meter base. The construction of the wall I need to mount to is (from outside inwards): 30 yr old vinyl siding (for which I ...
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Screw not fully screwed into drywall anchor

I used these drywall anchors. They went into the wall just fine and are flush against the wall. However my clothing rack requires 16 screws, and I think I didn't measure and drill perfectly well, so ...
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Fix 40 kg TV to plasterboard and OSB wall

I need to fix a 65 inch TV to a wall that is made of plasterboard on 18 mm OSB. These are fixed on with metal stud/rails at 600 mm intervals. My worry is the OSB isn't thick enough to hold the TV on ...
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Mounting Quartz slab on drywall or cement

I am thinking of mounting a quartz slab (3/4" thick) that extends to the ceiling behind my 36" range top and range hood (chimney style). I was wondering if it is secure enough to mount it on ...
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Mounting a television on an older stone fireplace in a semi-remote cabin?

I have a stone fireplace in a cabin that I'd like to mount a television screen on. While I’d love to pay someone a reasonable fee to do so, the cabin is in a location where contractors are few and far ...
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Can I mount electrical panel on exterior of bedroom?

I am reading that the meter cannot be mounted on exterior of bedroom wall but what about the panel? This corner of house is a straight shot from the pole which is where the meter and a disconnect will ...
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Best way to hang a server rack in the attic

I am building a little home network, and bought a 6U server rack. Right now, it's sitting in the attic, and I am trying to think how to best hang it up. I am pretty new to this, and I am bit concerned ...
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how to add 'bikeport' to 7x7 plastic / resin shed

I have a 7x7 resin / plastic shed. How can i add a 'bikeport' to side? Especially how to attach it to the current shed. Was thinking about getting one of those plastic fences and taking the planks ...
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My kitchen cabinets were mounted with drywall screws. How can I better secure it to the wall?

The kitchen cabinets in our apartment were hung with drywall screws which has been flagged to us as a safety concern because they might not bear the load when the cabinets are fully loaded with dishes:...
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How many studs do I need for ~60 lbs TV + soundbar

With the TV mount bracket I have, I can get it in 3 studs. If I need 4 studs I will need a bigger TV mount. My TV is 56 pounds and my sound bar (attached to TV) is 5 pounds. So I'm wondering if 3 ...
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how to install the mounting bracket for ceiling fan

I need to install a ceiling fan, but when I looked at the fan box to hang the mounting bracket, I cannot find the screw to hang it. i have a metal mounting bracket which I like to screw to attached ...
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Mount Heavy TV onto re-patched drywall

My contractor just installed our new 65 inch TV into our wall. The problem is it's about one inch too high. There are now 9 holes drilled into the wall, and only 2 holes is into wood. The rest is with ...
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AAC (aka Aircrete, Thermalite) wall + IKEA ALGOT shelf weight load capacity

I got some IKEA Algot shelves tall uprights. The PDF manual can be found here. The installation instructions say: Hang the wall uprights from the mounting rail, correctly space them and then ...
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What type of wall do I have? (Mounting pull-up bar to side of house)

Before I commit to lining up at Home Depot, I'd like to know what type of wall I have. I plan on installing this pull-up bar and doing dynamic exercises (swinging muscle-ups) as well standard pull-...
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Best way to attach trellis to brick

What is the correct way to attach a wooden trellis to brick? Should the mounting bolts (screws?) go into the brick or into the mortar between the bricks? What is the best practice? If it matters and ...
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Can I pull this low voltage mounting bracket out?

So my builder put in a low voltage mounting bracket, and I want to pull the thing out to put in a Powerbridge unit. Does anyone know if I can just pull out the mounting bracket, or is it screwed into ...
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How close (vertically) can I safely relocate a lag screw in a stud?

I'm mounting a pull-up bar (see image below) by means of 3/8" lag screws in wooden studs. I messed up one of the top holes (missed the center of the stud - the bolt went in partially & then veered ...
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Which mounting screws to use for Ikea Hoppvals?

I recently bought these Ikea blinds (HOPPVALS). To my surprise when I opened the package there was no mounting screws to use or any recommendation of what kind of screws would be the appropriate ones ...
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WALL MOUNTED PULL-UP BAR

I've recently purchased the pull up bar featured in the first of the attached images. As far as I can tell my walls are concrete, they may be brick work, but a month or so ago I mounted a shelf using ...
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Is it safe to mount a pull-up bar on an exterior stucco wall?

I live in a house built in the mid-60s. I bought a wall mounted pull-up bar (this: https://www.titan.fitness/strength/strength-accessories/pull-up-bars/titan-wall-mounted-pull-up-chin-up-bar/400510....
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Help with mounting a TV over a window

I would like to mount my television over a window. I identified this mount; Chief OB1U It looks like it will do the trick, except that the opening of my window is approximately 60" high and the max ...
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HELP! Need advice for Bike Wall mount

So the first installation of my bike mount, I failed miserably because the wall isn't completely straight above the door and has a slight angle to it. I thought it'd still be able to hold up my bike ...
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Mounting mess up - need advice

I was asked to mount a bar to suspend cookware from in a kitchen. The plan was to use toggle bolts and mount it above another suspended cookware bar. I began drilling my 5/8" hole through the ...
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What's the mechanism to maintain this shelf stable

I want to know what's the mechanism to maintain this shelf stable even when they tilt the wall-bed: I would like to build something similar myself (not for a bed though). I researched about gimbal + ...
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Securing a Whiteboard against the Wall

I've hung a reasonably sized whiteboard (72" wide by 60" tall) to the wall, but it only has two mounts at the top. One screw I've put in a stud and the other with a heavy duty drywall anchor. There ...
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Installing pipe pullup bar between beams

My apartment has 8x10 beams running across the ceiling spaced about 64" apart. I realized recently that this would be a great place to install a 1" galvanized pipe with flanges at the end to be used ...
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How to make sure wooden bar is stable enough to mount hammock chair?

I would like to mount a hammock chair like the one below to the roof of my balcony. Or rather put a rope around a wooden bar (see the next photo) just like I were mounting it on a tree branch. However,...
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What is the best way to mount a flag on shake (shingle) siding?

I have a house built in 1955 with shake siding that has been painted. I had a flag bracket mounted on the front wall with flanged anchors, and it held up for a little over a year (I'd take the flag ...
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How can I safely mount a pull-up bar on a suspended stud wall?

Wanted to install a pull-up bar in my room. I'm building it out of steel pipe. I want to attach the pipe to a wooden board, and mount the board on the wall. I feel like this would provide better ...
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Invisible mounting hardware for a particular kind of wall unit

I'm looking to build my own version of this wall unit: https://retrorenovation.com/2012/05/10/barzilay-multispan-vertical-storage-system-valuable-scandinavian-modern-wall-unit-design/ I think I know ...
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Installing a shelf in the bathroom

I am trying to mount the following shelf in my bathroom: Backside of shelf: The current screws I have for the shelf: Close up: My question: Are those the correct screws? Do they fit? Seems really ...
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Mounting WLAN router, switch, 2 Raspberry Pis and a power strip

Hardware I would like to mount Router: AVM FRITZ!Box 7590 Switch: Netgear GS116E-200PES 16-Port 2 * Raspberry Pis (3 & 4) various CAT.7 cables Powerstrip ??? (ideas are welcome, should be related ...
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Can I mount my hangboard on a wooden ceiling beam?

My main worry is that I am 180 lbs and this would have to support my weight
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Name for a T-shaped piece of hardware with a screw hole in a “shaft”

What is the name of a hardware piece like on the drawing, with a thread in the hole? I need it to mount a guide wheel for a sliding door, like on the picture below: UPD: replaced the picture with a ...
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Should crown molding go over stone fireplace?

I understand this is somewhat (design) subjective, but I have no reference to what is common practice when it comes to this type of application. I'm going to be running (foam) crown molding with LED ...
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What is a good material to block all light from a window with?

Blackout curtains have always disappointed me because they let in far too much light. Both through the fabric itself, and around the edges. I would like to create a window covering for my bedroom ...
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Safe to screw on a paper towel holder way above socket?

I'm probably overthinking it, but I'm trying to mount the SimpleHuman horizontal paper towel holder. It turns out that the best place for it is in the middle of the inner wall (5.1 inch wide) but ...
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How to mount these anchors?

In the mounted object (pull-up bar) there are 4 holes and in the kit there are 4 such anchors. One type has a metal sleeve, there's decent gap between internal bolt and the sleeve - it moves freely, ...
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What are these parts included with mounting bolts?

I have a thing to mount on the wall. These things were coming with it. To figure out how to apply them properly I has to know how these things and their parts are called. There 10mm inscription on the ...
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Anchoring shelves on hollow wall backed by brick

I'm working on hanging an Ikea Lisabo shelf. Earlier, I put one on a wall without much trouble using snap toggles, which are great. However, this second shelf, on a different wall, is giving me ...

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