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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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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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Mounting a projector underneath a soffit containing ductwork

I’m looking to install a projector in my basement and the most ideal configuration would be to mount it to the ceiling with a ceiling mount. However, the “sweet spot” location for hanging (in ...
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How might I attach pieces of lumber between two garage ceiling joists for the larger goal of mounting a punching bag to the lumber?

I'm extremely new to home improvement and am seeking some input from people far more experienced than myself on the following project. In short, I want to install a punching bag in my garage. The bag (...
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Does spacing of screws matter for the holding strength?

I'm attaching a TV wall mount which is shown in the image to external studs that I will install in front of the wall. Does it matter for the holding strength which holes on the TV mount I use, those ...
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Is it safe to use a wedge expansion bolt in concrete blocks?

I want to hang a Rogue P-4 pull-up bar from a wall. The wall is concrete block with .5" of strapping on it, and 1" drywall over that. The pull-up bar is made with 1" steel tube. ...
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How to fix broken/loose clips in the holding bracket of Conair 134 wall-mounted hair dryer

I have a Conair 134 wall-mounted hair dryer, which is working perfectly but has two broken clips in the holding bracket so now the dryer is very loose when put back in the bracket. Is there a way to ...
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Tv will be off center if mounting to studs

I’m trying to mount my Samsung Frame above our fireplace. The placement of the studs makes it so the tv would be about 1 1/4 inch off center if I hang it with the included mount anchored into a stud ...
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Increasing the distance from the wall of my pull up bar

I have the following chin up bar that is too close to the wall when using my new set of rings. What is the best way to increase the distance from the wall? Can I simply add two vertical 2x4 (at each ...
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Hanging chandelier with wire support

We're trying to install a chandelier and the instructions are generic (not for this specific light). I have hung chandeliers before but they always utilize the center threaded piece that holds the ...
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Mounting screws into thin plastic decoration

I'm trying to mount a smart doorbell on a doorframe. The problem is that the latter runs a decorative "pillar" made out of thin plastic (see photo) with a gap between the plastic and the ...
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Install a 4x4 between two walls to hang heavy bag

I want to install a 100 lbs heavy bag in my finished garage. I don't want to cut into my ceiling and also my daughter's room is directly above the garage so I'd rather not disturb her. I was wondering ...
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How can I repair a 1/2" hole partially into one of the king studs of my bathroom door frame?

I was trying to mount a shelf above the door in my bathroom. I used a stud finder before starting but apparently wasn't able to locate any studs and decided that I could use a toggle bolt I had on ...
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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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How can I keep these hook mounting screws tight?

I have four hooks from ikea and one periodically has the main hook part come off the screws that attach it to the mounting plate. Should I use adhesive to ensure the screws won’t come loose, or ...
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Displaying heavy antique wood doors

I'm trying to display 3 antique wooden doors that I've acquired but not sure the best way to display them. I definitely do not want to drill into the doors. Optimally I'd just rest them on the floor ...
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How to attach a blind to a wall when I need extra clearance?

I recently bought a Venetian blind, which comes with 3 mounting brackets. My plan is to screw these to the wooden window frame. The issue is that the glass panel has been replaced by double glazing a ...
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What length bracket is required to hold 1.25“ thick wood shelving with 11” depth?

I have heavy wood shelves about 1.25" thick and extend 11" from the wall, with differing lengths ranging from 34" to 100". I've noticed that even shelf brackets that are even 5-6&...
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Installing Hammock Chair from Ceiling with Metal Joists

I’m mounting a hammock chair to my ceiling using 2 eye-bolt plates rated for 160 lbs max load. The plates came with 4 screws meant for wooden joists, but after drilling a pilot hole, I realized the ...
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Wall Mount TV to Drywall with Backing (Without Studs)

I've been a very long time lurker on this forum and decided to jump in and post my first question! I'm a total newbie with DIY and live in a condo. I've been trying to mount my 55" tv that weighs ...
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Attaching video doorbell to stucco over rigid foam insulation

To the right and left of my front door are 6" deep protrusions/doorposts covered in stucco. I'm pretty sure (from another home installation project) that these posts are not really doorposts but ...
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Roof mount a schedule 40 PVC pipe, looking for angled/adjustable roof flange

I bought a telescoping flag pole kit from Harbor Freight and am using it for a small anemometer. The kit comes with a piece of schedule 40 PVC pipe that the pole slides into. I'd like to mount this ...
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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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