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Is it safe to mount a 65" TV to the wall using 1 and 1/2 inch lag bolts instead of 2 and 1/2 inch lag bolts?

We are trying to mount a 65" TV in the basement. The studs in our wall are 1 and 1/2 inches deep, and behind that is concrete. The wall mount came with 2 and 1/2 inch lag bolts, but we really do not ...
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Hit metal while drilling into wall to mount TV

I'd like to mount a TV in the same spot as the condo owner previously mounted theirs. There are 4 existing holes that use Toggler-brand SnapToggle toggle bolts, but they do not align with my mounting ...
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New TV / Old Mount: Bracket Options?

Replacing our 10-year-old TV with a newer TV. The caveat is, I must use the existing wall mount (due to custom stone-work): Now the older TV bracket works well for the 600x400mm VESA dimensions: The ...
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Where can I buy a long bit for lag bolt pilot?

I'm trying to drill pilot holes for 5/16" x 3.5" lag bolts. Based on charts like this one I need a 9/64" hole that is 3.5" deep. Looking around the Internet (always a mistake), the best I can find is ...
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TV mount to 5" door frame instead of stud?

I have a 1906 Edwardian with solid 5" x 5" door frames. I just noticed that (because of stud positions) using the door frame instead of a stud would allow me to install the TV in a better position. ...
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Do lag bolts need to be centered?

I'm putting a 56lb TV on a 20lb wall mount and attaching it to two studs with 5 screws (3 on one stud, 2 on the other). Installing the plate so it is off center would make the rest of the installation ...
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Lag bolt vs structural screw (and length) for TV mount

I'm attaching a TV mount (1/8" thick slotted plate) to a wall that is 1" soft wood (redwood?) paneling over what I suspect are 3.5" redwood studs. The studs seem to be square. The mount takes five ...
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Finding studs behind 1" wood paneling?

I'm trying to mount a TV in our Edwardian (1906) building. The living room walls are (starting from the floor) 8" of solid wood molding, 7' of board-and-batten, 1' of plaster-and-lathe, and a box ...
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What type of clip/clamp?

I have been looking for days for a certain type of clip/clamp and I cant find the name of it. It is basically like this photo below (same size) but flat. It almost looks like a razor blade. It is ...
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I want to mount a table top of 270cm by 40cm how many brackets do i need to place and how what kind of bracket should be used

Table top 270 cm lenght 40 cm breadth A shelf to keep bag 270 cm l 25 cm b To be mounted on wall with angular brackets L shape but i dont know of wich size nd all
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How to find type of wall separating flats in same building

I'm trying to work out the construction of a wall that partitions two flats (maisonette). Most things on the internet deal with internal walls (with wood studs, found with a stud finder), or solid ...
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Mounting Screws in Stucco

Does anyone here have experience putting mounting screws into stucco? I want to mount a light plastic box to the exterior of my home to protect a coax junction. My house's exterior is stucco. The ...
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Hanging 60 lb beveled glass frame in courtyard on a brick wall

The mirror had a frame on it but it rotted off from being outside. I would like to hang the mirror now but need help to know what I need to purchase to hang it. I have a heavy chain that I had ...
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Clean way of Extending Stud for Mounting on Drywall

I am trying to mount hooks onto my walls to hang a crossbar for a photography backdrop roll. The backdrops are 86 inches. However below there is a shelf that slighty jets into the area where the ...
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Bulge in drywall after mounting tv

I mounted my 60” inch tv over my fireplace and a bulge has appeared on both sides in the last few days. I’ve done some searches and it sounds like this is a “nail or screw pop”. My question is this ...
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How should I hang a bent whiteboard?

I have a 4’x6’, aluminum-framed whiteboard that was leaned vertically against a wall for storage, in exactly the way you’re not supposed to. So it’s curved. I have mounted this bent whiteboard once ...
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How close together can I put two drywall anchors?

I was putting up spice racks in the kitchen and I seem to be off by a half cm on one side with the screws. As a result, they're just a touch too close together and I cant get the screws to line up ...
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Is it okay to glue mirror cabinet to tiles ? (IKEA LILLÅNGEN)

I want to buy something like this LILLÅNGEN Mirror cabinet with 1 door: The problem is that I don't have permissions of owner to drill through tiles. Can you advise me, is safe to glue this kind of ...
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Floating desk on concrete block wall

I have a concrete block wall with dot and dab plasterboard. I am looking to attach a wall to wall floating desk to it. I appreciate a number of questions relating to floating desks have been asked ...
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How to find stud when magnets indicate there's one present, but can't find it with a drill

I've got a wall that I'm trying to mount a relatively heavy painting on (~25lbs), and am trying to use magnets to locate the stud. Here's where they stick: I've tried to drill into where I expect the ...
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Hanging a 32 inch TV without snap toggle on plaster

I'm looking to hang my tv on a bedroom wall however there is only one stud on that wall. I tried using a snap toggle but behind the plaster, there's concrete that won't allow the snap toggle to fit. ...
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Mini Split Condenser wall mount on wood exterior wall

We have a wood-frame house with 2x4 studs and half-inch plywood exterior walls. What is the generally accepted best practices for mounting a 80lb mini split condenser on a wall bracket to this type of ...
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Unsure how to hang awning on garage, nor what bolts to use

I bought a light awning set to put on the side of my garage, and it came with the following anchor bolts: My garage has a wooden panel attached to wooden studs inside the wall and I am trying to ...
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How can this mirror be mounted on a wall?

I have this lead light mirror, how would I go about wall mounting it? It presently has no backing of any sort.
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Support for butcher block desk

If I am planning on buying a product such as the one shown here and to support it using a solution such as the braces shown here - How often would you place a brace - Is every stud (~16") overkill, ...
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Mount over-the-range microwave without top cabinet

I am looking to mount an over-the-range microwave above my stove, but there is no cabinet on top. Here's a picture: We originally planned to mount a shelf to the wall above the stove and use the shelf ...
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TV Mount fixtures on hollow wall with plywood

I'm wanting to mount an 18Kg TV using a universal mount with 6 holes. The positions of the studs are not quite right for where we want the TV to go. This part of the wall has been built recently to ...
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How do I reattach a shelf to the wall when it ripped out of the wall?

I had attached a shelf to my wall using the hardware that came with the shelf, but then it came crashing down in the middle of the night and all of my stuff came down with it. The hardware came from ...
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Mounting TV on a weird wall that has some material between the drywall and stud

So I have a strange wall construction in part of my house. I'm mounting an articulating mount, up to 55", in a stud. I took out a cable outlet and box to see the construction because I wasn't ...
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Mounted My Tv and I missed one Stud(Top left corner of mount )

I for sure have 3 of my screws into the stud, but one of them missed the mark and I was wondering how much damage could it do. My Tv is about 35 pounds and was wondering how big of an issue is it ...
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How to screw in a screw that is nearly accessible?

I have an antique coffee grinder and the plate is directly under the container. What tool do I use
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Why is TV size relevant for wall-mounting?

Looking at specifications of TV wall mounts, in addition to maximum weight they are also rated for maximum size (screen diagonal). Why is that? Assuming the mounting holes match and the TV doesn't ...
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How do I install curtain rod mounts correctly if I keep hitting metal?

I am installing Double Bay Window Mounts. If I have measured the correct height, 84", and the recommended width of 3" from the window on both sides why am I hitting metal when I drill the holes? I'm ...
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How do I secure a TV wall mount?

I have a built in area that is 21.5" deep (see attached picture). I'd like to mount a TV, but I've tried finding studs in the back wall and I think there might be one around the center, does not ...
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Power cable for DVD Player too short

I recently wall mounted my TV and put a shelf underneath for my dvd player. Unfortunately the power cable for the dvd player is too short. I've searched and searched for dvd players that have either a ...
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Mounting a pull-up bar on drywall and metal studs?

I live in a high-rise that utilizes metal studs. My roommate wants to hang this pull-up bar above a door frame. Is it possible, and via what options, to hang this without a high chance of ripping out ...
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Coat hook rack above a wall with fuse boxes

The plan I'm planning to build and put up a coat hook rack in my flat. My plan is to simply screw 5 hooks into a solid piece of wood and then mount it on the wall. It should look something like this: ...
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How to mount something with screwholes such that it is removable

I have some hardware that has screwholes but I want to mount it to the wall such that it can be easily removed. Is there some kind of adapter I can purchase such that it can be unclipped easily in the ...
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Is it safe to mount a TV below a window?

I have a spot in my bedroom where I'd like to mount a tv. There is a wall with two closets on each side with a 4' space between them. The space has a built in chest that swings open at the top, and ...
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Mounting a Fireplace Mantel - Steel Studs

My wife and I are in the process of revamping our basement and are hoping to install a new floating mantel over our gas fireplace in the basement. I'm hoping to get a piece of 2" thick, live-edge ...
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What is my 3/8" concrete drill bit hitting in the basement wall and not penetrating when I try to mount a TV?

I have a 48" flat screen TV that I'm trying to mount into a pre-assembled then-installed permanent basement shelves. It appears that the back wall of the shelves was glued onto the cinder blocks. ...
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Prepare rough surface for cabinetry

I would like to make some hardwood file cabinets as the supports for a desk in my study. The problem is that the floor of the study is "softscraped" wood flooring which has very rough texture to it. ...
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Considerations for hardwiring electronics project in wall

What things will I need to consider for hardwiring a planned electronics project into the wall? The plan is a DIY smart thermostat. An LCD touchscreen panel will be flush with the wall. Attached to ...
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Mounting a TV above a fireplace with an unknown stone

Just moving into a new place and I moved the TV in today. I took the old mount down and figured I would use it at the new place so I kept all of the screws. New house has a nice fireplace in the ...
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How to wall-mount to a “resilient channel” wall?

first SE post! MY QUESTION: How do I safely attach an articulating mount (tilt/pan) for a 75" LCD TV to a "sound deadening" wall that uses resilient channels? Thanks to the miracle of the ...
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Mounting mirrored bathroom cabinet to plasterboard wall without usable stud

I have a bathroom cabinet which weighs in at 14.5kg (empty). The cabinet says that the screws should be "into material, not plaster board". The problem is that the horizontal spacing between the ...
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Drilling a hole in a dry-wall backed by concrete or plaster?

I am trying to mount this TV: LG 55UK6300 https://www.lg.com/ca_en/tvs/lg-55UK6300BUB I bought the Insignia 47" - 80" Fixed TV Wall Mount: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/insignia-insignia-47-80-...
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16“ center bracket to 24” center framing

I'm installing a tankless water heater (150lbs static load, 10" deep) I only have one option for installation and it is a 2x3 framed wall with 24" centers. The Top bracket is designed to mount on ...
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Fitting mdf to plasterboard wall

I have some 12mm mdf panels 380mm x 515mm that I want to fix to a painted plasterboard wall, I would like no visible screw holes. I have initially tried simply using "no-nails" a fairly aggressive ...
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Multiple anchors and weight dispersion

I have a large entertainment center that needs to be mounted to 5/8" drywall with metal studs. The entertainment center weighs about 180lbs by itself. In addition, I'll have a tv flush mounted, ...