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Blinds inside mount on double windows

Moved into a new house and have to install blinds on all windows. Some of the windows were single, and I was able to mount the blinds on inside to the wooden frame. However, we have a few of these ...
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Wall is ripping after tv mount

We mounted our tv last night and now today there are 2 places where like the wall is cracking. Should we be concerned. We mounted to the studs.
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How to orient dryer receptacle when NM comes down, dryer cable comes up, and recepticle only has knock-outs on bottom? [closed]

I got a NEMA 14-30 for a new electric dryer circuit, and the receptacle I got was this Leviton surface mounted one: The receptacle has black plastic on 4 sides (shown in the image) and the other two ...
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Would a metal lath wall support a piece of wall-hung furniture?

I live in a building built in the 1950s, and thanks to a kitchen renovation project (being done by professionals), I have a much clearer understanding of the interior wall construction. It's a mid-...
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Remounting a pullup bar that is slightly off level

I mounted a Rogue P4 Pull up bar system on my wall. I used 6 x 1/2" x 4.5" inch lag screws to fix each post to the wall. I did my best to make each post leveled. However, in the end, one of ...
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What is best way to mount 4x4 post to vinyl siding?

I would like to replace 1 side of my deck with a privacy screen & need to attach a 7' 4x4 post to the vinyl siding on the house. It will take place of the current 3' railing post (see the pic) ...
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I was installing a TV mount in a new office on a partition wall and ran into some issues

After I got the measurements of the mount brackets to mark the holes and marked, I then used my stud finder, found some, marked them and made some pilot holes. It quickly became clear the newly added ...
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Broken ceiling junction box in a condo

I've recently removed the light fixture in my kitchen / breakfast area in a condo (ceiling is NOT drywall, as far as I can tell). I got a new fixture that I want to install but it weighs around 6 ...
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How to vertically center-align a new TV to a pre-existing wall-mount

I'm replacing an old TV with a new one and I want to wall-mount it using the old mount. In the new TV, the location of the VESA fitting isn't exactly where it is in the old one. I'm using the Barkan ...
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How do I mount a pendant light with only a cord (no chain or metal tube)?

I would like to hang a glass pendant light to replace a light in my house. The box is good (I never had a problem with the old light and it looks fine on inspection) but I can't quite figure out how ...
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Installing sliding door shades

I recently moved into a house with sliding doors in the back of the house. In the garage I found the sliding shades that normally go with sliding doors, but I do not see any way to mount the rail to ...
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How can I mount something heavy on a wall that's too hard to drill more than 1/2 inch

I am trying to mount a wooden trellis on my living room wall. The house was built in 1890 and later remodeled. Most interior walls are standard drywall with studs, but the exterior walls seem to be ...
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Mounting a TV on a wooden wall stud with ~42cms of extension

I'm trying to mount a TV to a wall over a bed, and the best option we seem to have is a wooden stud in the drywall on the right side of it. Because of this, we want to use a mount that we can extend ...
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Building a trackless, sliding projector mount [closed]

I have a neat little motorized projector screen that disappears into the ceiling space when I'm not using it. It's mounted 50 cm from the wall, so it drops down just in front of my 47cm deep console + ...
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Attaching dresser mirror with metal rails

Does anyone have experience with the mounting a mirror using the type of rails (Rite-View®) and brackets shown in the pictures below? It seems fairly straightforward but I have a few questions: What ...
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Best way to mount tv on cavity wall?

I have a TV that is 65" and 24Kg and I am wanting to mount onto my wall. My wall appears to be stud & plasterboard (potentially dot & dab?) with breeze block behind - cavity between, of ...
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Chandelier lamp mounting

We had some work done in a room with a chandelier lamp. To get it out of the way, they raised it up using a couple of plastic cable ties through its chain and left with it like that. I figured it was ...
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Mounting TV with plywood backing

I am trying to mount my Tv and I am using a 1/2” piece of plywood to make it centered. The TV weighs 78 pounds and not 100% sure about the mount. The mount is a full tilt extension and extends up 5.2” ...
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Mounting gym equipment to drywall frames with metal studs

I have recently mounted a folding squat rack to dry wall framed with metal studs. Following another thread I mounted 2 2x6 horizontally across the length of the wall and attached to each stud with ...
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Need to affix an outdoor boiler to an external wall that has started to come away

I have a situation where an existing boiler that was fixed to an external weatherboard wall has started to come loose. The weatherboard had some dry-wall or something affixed first to which the ...
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Gluing Magnetic Knife Rack/Holder/Strip to Inside of Backpacker-Style Wooden Food Locker so I can remove it later

I don't like having my cutlery loose on the floor of my food locker, so I bought a magnetic strip for my knife, fork, dessert spoon, teaspoon and chopping knife. Now I just need to affix it to the ...
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Mounting TV to drywall with no "gap" inside the drywall?

I have an interior wall in my 1970 condo unit which I'm trying to mount a heavy TV to. I recently had some construction folks round who installed a wooden stud for me in the wall, however they have ...
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DIY wall anchor for speakers and stands

I have a pair of speakers that weigh 5.4kg/12lb each. They're mounted on a pair of DIY speaker stands. The stands are basically 2 pieces of oak connected with threaded rod that's covered by painted ...
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Is it okay to hang a heavy object on a kingstud?

I'm looking to mount a monitor on a wall near to a window. I've been able to identify some studs in a wall, but it looks like they skipped a stud when they got close to a window. The final stud should ...
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Stud seems too shallow, what is going on? is mounting a TV safe?

I am mounting a TV above my fireplace and I am getting a bit anxious about the stud we are going to attach the mounting system on to. After struggling for a while to find the stud we used a thin nail ...
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Hang heavy frameless mirror with broken mount

I have a heavy second hand mirror (100cm wide, 12.5kg) but the mounting bracket screws have pulled through the thin chipboard (5mm) backing piece. It is frameless with a decorative mirror edge. Does ...
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Stringer - Running 2x4s on top of the dry wall connected to the wall studs behind

I need to mount two vertical strips (blue color in the picture below ) which will hold shelves that can support roughly 400lbs of weight in total. I want to mount this in the center position of the ...
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Why is my floating shelf falling forward? [duplicate]

Here's what the shelf looks like: I tried putting two screws in the wall but when I hang it on keeps falling forward, like it's too top heavy...The screws are quite firmly in there but the shelf just ...
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Undermount Sink Attachment Options

I'm installing an undermount sink into butcher block countertops. The threaded inserts provided with the sink require a 3/8th drill bit (according to the instructions). However, I'm not able to get ...
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Trying to mount TV in apartment and there is a metal plate behind the wall

I'm in a 12 story building (8th floor), built in 2020, and just attempted to mount my TV in the living room. I used a stud finder to mark the studs and began drilling into them only to realize that ...
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Column rad feet on non-column rad

One pic shows the experiments I'm doing with supporting a type 11 radiator (160cm wide, 50cm high, total weight around 35kg) using universal column radiator feet. The other pic shows the detail of the ...
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How to mount a WiFi router on wall without using nails?

My landlord isn't allowing me to make holes on the wall, and my WiFi router on ground is not giving much coverage. So is there any way I can mount a WiFi router to the wall, a little bit above the ...
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Should I use lag screws or expansion bolts for an aerial mount point on a joist?

I would like to install a mount point on the ceiling for my wife so that she can continue doing aerial work. This is the mount point I want to install: Aerials USA Stainless Steel Mount Point As you ...
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Is my 75” TV Mount Falling Off?

I recently mounted a 75” TV into timber studs through plasterboard. The Mount feels very solid, but I can now see a little bulge and cracks in the plasterboard under the bottom mounting bolts. The ...
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How to hang a ceiling fan in a metal gazebo

I assembled an hard-top gazebo which has steel loops at the inside peak. I wondered how best to hang a ceiling fan. The flat part is 3 1/8 inches: The gazebo is designed with a roof above the ...
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Mounting Shelving on Basement Wall with Plastic Moisture Barrier Sheeting

So I have an older home, built in the 60s, and recently had the basement waterproofed. The company that did the waterproofing installed plastic sheeting vapor barrier on all the walls. They also ...
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What is the best way to attach wood studs to existing steel studs?

I'm facing this problem in a friends apartment in MA. His studs are 24 on center which met code requirements when it was built. I had planned to go with a piece of half inch ply, but it seems 3/4 is ...
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Drilling in a corner right next to a wall

Background In the kitchen I have an 80cm wide recess that perfectly fit with my 80cm wide x 72cm tall cupboards I got as a gift when moving in. One of the cupboards stands on the floor in the recess ...
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How can I mount a 55" TV on a wall with 5/16" paneling?

We have a 55" OLED TV 55 C9 and its wall bracket go together in the box. However I need to mount it on the wood paneling wall which is 1 cm thick and there is a distance around 2 inches space ...
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What type of wall mount is this (composed of spring, metal piece, and screw)?

The walls in my office have grooves built in for hanging chalkboards, and I see that one chalkboard in the office has already been hung using a mount composed of a spring, a metal piece, and a screw (...
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Pull-up bar above double door's wall, safety

Question Is it safe to use a wall mounted pull-up bar above a double wide door? The image below shows the door in question. Notes Above the door, there are 3 cripple studs above the door, as indicated ...
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Can I mount a TV stand on drywall on only one stud?

I have a TV stand pretty similar to this one It weighs about 20 kg (44 lbs). I also have a TV that weighs about 10 kg (22 lbs). Now because the TV stand is too low, I'd like to mount it on the ...
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Mount 50" TV into shallow studs

I'm trying to mount a 50 inch TV (25 lbs) over a fireplace using a Sanus tilt mount. The previous homeowner had a TV mounted over the fireplace so I assume it's doable, but I'm not sure what the size ...
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Will existing holes in drywall compromise ability to bear load?

I'm hanging a 19 lb mirror onto a wall using two plastic drywall anchors, each rated at 35 lb. However, I botched some math and accidentally drilled two holes (1/4" diameter) and placed drywall ...
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How to install security cameras on ceilings?

I would like to know how to install or mount a camera on the bottom face of this hollow black box above the shop door. The word "Alabsh" is written on the black box as shown in image. The ...
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unistrut channel on wood post

I am mounting my meter/distribution panel & RV panel on a 6x6 post (opposite sides). I was thinking about mounting Unistrut channel to the post for better support across the back of my main panel ...
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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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What is this triangle shape thing that holds the bottom of shade to the door

I am wondering what is this triangle shape plastic thing that holds the bottom of the shade to the door? I need to buy multiple of them but I don't know the name.
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Deck Framing Support for Pergola

I am installing a 12' x 12' pergola on top of my deck, it's a PVC kit but uses wood inside the PVC. It uses 4x4 posts. I am re-doing the decking so I can make framing modifications. I was going to ...
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Mounting bracket best practice for cabinet against wall

I just received a (nearly) floor to ceiling Wayfair cabinet that needs to be mounted to the wall to stay secure so it won't tip over. At this point, I installed a 90 degree metal bracket with 2 screws ...
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