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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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What's behind my basement drywall

I'm attempting to put up some shelves in our basement. The walls are covered in plasterboard which sounds hollow when you knock it, however I couldn't find any studs with the stud finder, and when I ...
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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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Wall mount desk to wall

So I have a small room that I have my pc setup in. Unfortunately this means the pc is crammed up against the bed and desk legs. It is against a concrete (airated I believe) wall. I want to use L-...
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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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How to repair blind bracket screw coming out of top surface of window frame

I moved into a house with some pretty nice blinds installed already, Hunter Douglas Duette (I think). The blind I'm looking at has 4 plastic brackets (these ones specifically) which are screwed ...
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Best way to remove tv projector mount to access air filter?

I bought a place that has a TV projector mounted to the ceiling. However, the mount is sort of a Y bracket that blocks the air filter from being removed and cleaned. I tried using a 3mm and a 4mm ...
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mantel mount with only 2 studs available

I bought a new home where the TV was mounted directly above the fireplace. The gap between the TV and fireplace was a scant 3 inches. I've since raised the TV to the specs provided by the fireplace ...
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Pulley/winch knot + spring for holding up heavy punching bag

I want to hang a heavy punching bag with a pulley and a heavy duty spring. I currently have four lengths of rated chain attached to a hook, a heavy duty spring attached with a caribiner, then a rated ...
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Mounting TV on Faux Veneer

I just bought a house that has a stone fireplace but the facing was actually covered up with faux veneer. I want to hang up my 65 inch TV on it, how would I go about that? any help is appreciated!
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Can I screw a wall light mounting plate directly into the pine wall covering the junction box?

I have 3/4" thick pine rough-cut paneling covering my wall studs. I'm attempting to replace three dated wall-mount candelabra sconces attached to boxes underneath the paneling. (Picture 1) The ...
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Finding studs behind new build drywall to mount TV

I am a complete DIY novice so please bear with me! I live in a house built in 2019 and got someone to mount a 45" TV to our bedroom wall which is interior drywall. The TV has stayed up for almost ...
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Can I hang a countertop microwave oven under a cabinet with custom hardware?

I want to mount a microwave under a cabinet and I have selected the GE model that will work (the cabinet is quite shallow, so the depth was important). The problem is that GE produces two nearly ...
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How to install kitchen shelves in a wall which conceals a pocket door?

What are methods to install kitchen shelves on a wall behind which is the cavity for a pocket door? There are a few studs in the cavity but I'm not sure if they are thin studs and if they would be ...
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How do I make these Gama Sonic lanterns theft-proof?

Does anybody have a good idea on how to secure these solar lights? I've mounted these to some brick posts in front of my house and a few have been stolen. The first time the thieves were able to ...
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How would I mount a laundry drying rack that doesn't line up with the studs?

Drying rack is going on the wall in the laundry room. It is 24" wide, studs are 16". Well one option would be to mount two rails on the studs, and mount the rack to the rails. Maybe use ...
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How safe is it to mount a TV tight to the wall with steel studs?

I have a 55" TV that weighs about 37 lbs and I want to hang it on the wall. But I discovered that instead of wood studs, I have metal studs and can't drill into them. Is it safe to mount the TV ...
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Advice for mounting exercise hooks to a section of drywall without studs

I'd like to mount three hooks to the wall to enable TRX work and band work. One high (TRX, full weight), one middle (band work, light weight), one bottom (heavy stretching bands, medium weight). I ...
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Using a board when studs don't line up

I need to hang up a track in my garage that will be used to hang bikes. The track is from The Container Store and looks like this. It has holes every 8 inches so that it lines up with studs. I'm not ...
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Can studs be 2-4 inches apart?

While preparing for a TV mounting on a wall, I've read on various answers here that the standard spacing is 16 or 24 inches between studs. I've run into a weird situation where there are 3 studs A, B, ...
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Video Wall Mount in the home

Anyone installed a video wall mount for non-commercial TV. I was thinking to purchase an MV70 Video Wall mount because it is fixed and easy to pull out and push back into the canvas. Your thoughts and ...
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Process in installing a TV

New first time buyer here! Finally got the keys to the new house! Exciting times! Will be going into it pretty soon! I bought a Samsung Frame TV 55” for it. I do plan on hanging the tv on the wall. I ...
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Best way to attach Shelf Brackets on a Drywall for hanging Light Fixture without using Stud?

I'm looking to hang a 4ft T5 fixture for an aquarium to a pair of shelf brackets on a wall. I'm looking to mount it without using a stud if possible, maybe using a toggle bolt or drywall anchor. I'm ...
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Safely mounting television or shelves above breaker box

I am looking to wall mount a television above the breaker box in my garage. It would either be this or storage shelving. Either way, I would like to have an idea of whether this can be done safely ...
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Proper way to mount TV on wall that might be lath-and-plaster?

I have a flat screen TV that I have always mounted on drywall using plastic drywall anchors—eight of those has always held it up just fine and I probably could have used just four. New home is in a ...
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Hanging ceiling hooks from concrete beams above drywall ceiling

I'm hoping to hang two aerial yoga hooks from the ceiling in my apartment (I'm on a middle floor in a ten-story building). I popped out a light fixture to take this picture, and I want to make sure I ...

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