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Why is my ceiling protruding here, is it safe to drill?

I want to screw this 3.5 inch screw into my ceiling in the red area. My stud finder indicates the red area is a stud / joist. I'm not sure why the ceiling is protruding here, should I avoid this area ?...
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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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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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Mounting Pullup bar above door. Inner wall studs do not extend above door

I want to mount a pullup bar (rouge jammer) above a regular 30 inch wide door in my detached garage. I ran my studfinder above the door inside and could not find a stud. Upon opening up the drywall, I ...
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How can I mount a monitor to a wall without drilling into brick?

I'm looking to mount a larger computer monitor in my wall, running a little app to help me track buses. However, most of the walls in my apartment are brick, so traditional mounting is not an option. ...
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How should I mount a hanging closet panel with no wall for its hang rail?

I am planning to install a new closet system in my second bedroom using one of those "hanging closet" kits - the kind where you secure a cleat to a wall that side panels hang off of. The ...
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Mounting a floating breakfast bar

I'm making a breakfast bar out of a piece of spare worktop. It is 110cm long and cut to 50cm deep, with a width of 28mm. It will be fixed in a corner of two masonry walls, and the current plan is to ...
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How to hang a TV on a drywall with no studs and no room for toggle bolts?

I am hanging a TV in a narrow wall space that has no studs behind it. I have verified there are no studs behind the drywall by using two different stud finders (a cheaper and a more expensive model). ...
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How to attach a TV mount to a resilient channel wall?

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 this answer, I learned that the bizarre ...
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Stone fireplace -- how to plaster over / mount TV?

we are moving into a new home an finding ourselves in a bit of a pickle re: living room/fireplace. Based on the living room’s layout, our tv will need to be mounted above our fireplace. The problem is ...
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Mounting a 10" x 5" box on siding

I'm trying to mount a Tesla Universal Wall Connector outside the garage. I have Hardie Plank siding with 7" reveals. The wire box (aka piece of the charger that gets mounted to the framing) has ...
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What am I drilling into in my century building's exterior wall?

I am trying to mount a TV to a wall and am having a difficult time determining where the studs are and what I'm drilling into. I live in a brownstone apartment and the wall is on the side of the ...
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How to drill/mount items on terracotta brick walls?

My basement walls are plaster over terracotta block. I understand this is a fragile material, so I was wondering how to go about drilling into it to mount horizontal wood beams for wall paneling? I've ...
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Wall Shelves mounted on wood in garage

I want to take the ugly standing shelves in my garage to place wall shelves up and give me floor space back and make the garage look nicer. The previous owner put a lot of screws in the that wall, ...
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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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Hanging Picture on MDF Wall

I have a wall that has a herringbone pattern done in MDF on top of drywall. The MDF is secured with brad nails into the studs and Liquid Nails. What is my best option for hanging a large picture frame ...
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How to mount a key holder with a sawtooth hanger on the back?

I have this small wooden decorative key hanger with two hooks on the front (back side pictured below): It has a sawtooth hanger on the back. I have been mounting it with a couple of nails (e.g. as ...
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What type of ceiling is this and how can I mount a hook to it?

I’m trying to mount a ceiling hook above a table (to hang a lamp) but can’t drill more than about a quarter inch into the ceiling. To try and figure out what kind of ceiling I have, I removed one of ...
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All-purpose brackets for mounting small devices (tablet) on the will with an existing (small) opening

I have a small hole (~1.7"x1.7") in a lath & plaster wall where previously a home security system was mounted. I would like to place a tablet (iPad Pro Gen1) on the wall at the same ...
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Can i mount this to metal studs?

I mounted my TV (about 62lbs) to my apartment’s metal studs using zip toggles. Wondering if I can do so for this wall-mounted work bench too. It weighs about 95lbs. Product link
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How to mount floating shelves on plaster and lath walls via keyhole mounting system?

I bought a floating shelf which came with drywall anchors and screws. The shelf has keyhole slots on the back so it's supposed to slot in and rest on the screws. That being said, I live in an old ...
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Can I screw French cleats into metal shed’s metal studs?

My metal tool shed has these studs (not sure if that’s the right word here) and I’m wondering if I should install a plywood backboard or just screw cleats directly into the studs. The wall you see ...
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How can I 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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Is 3/4" plywood sufficiently strong to mount an 85" television?

Most of the answered related questions seem to be for smaller sized TVs. So here's a similar question with slightly different condition. I have a 85 inch TV I want to mount on the wall, so it will be ...
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Mounting tv above gas fireplace? [duplicate]

We have long wanted to mount our tv in the basement above our gas fireplace. I assume the gas fireplace insert sits inside the existing hearth with a brick chimney outside. We do not use the fireplace ...
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Are these screws / anchors good enough for mounting this decorative shelf on drywall?

See the images below. Are these small screws suitable for mounting this on drywall? If not, what should I be using? I have two of these decorative shelves that are intended to display a few kids’ ...
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Should I use a single stud mount or a mount spaced 12" or a mount spaced 24" inch?

I am trying to mount a 49 inch TV but I am having some issues. In the image provided, if I mount TV between studs 1 and 3, some part of the TV goes out of the area. I am struggling to find a TV mount ...
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Install Solar Light + Panel to side of house that has Vinyl Siding?

I bought a led solar motion activated light and I am wondering what is the best way to install it on a house that has vinyl siding. I seen a few possible ways Drill holes directly into the vinyl and ...
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Wall mounting a TV with flat / sideways studs?

I'm trying to wall mount a TV and the stud finder shows that the studs are 4 inches wide. I found an access panel to get a peek behind the wall so I've included a picture, and this is what I see. Can ...
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How can I mount a large TV over wall molding?

I want to mount a TV but the trim on the wall is protruding. Would it be possible to use 2x4s going vertically on each side (where the blacks dots are) and then attach the mount to the 2x4s? Thanks in ...
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Where can I find/how can I make metal screws with black heads? [closed]

I have built some shelves that I specifically want to use black screws and washers for. Finding black metal washers was nearly impossible so I used some metal spray paint to make black ones. That ...
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How to fix misaligned floating desk frame?

I am a new "DIY-er" and have recently taken upon myself the project of building a floating desk with the intent of expanding it later on (i.e., adding shelves, mounting monitor racks, etc.) ...
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What should I be thinking about when securing copper pipe to a cinder block wall?

I am an amateur but have had to do a lot of maintenance on my (very low-income) parents' old kit house in the past few years, and can do most simple jobs with the right instruction. In their basement ...
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Mantle Brackets on Brick Fireplace Wall

I have a fireplace wall that is 8’8” wide. The brick stops at 62 1/2” high and then there is a small stud wall above it with 3/4” pine penny gap that’s flush with the face of the brick, all the way up ...
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Need advice for what to do with this gap in mounting block

This summer, I noticed that there were a lot of wasp near the mounting block and spigot coming out of the siding of my home, which suggested to me that there was probably a wasp nest behind there. Now ...
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What mounting solution should be used to mount this wine rack?

My mother wants to hang this wine rack on the wall, but the product was not originally designed to be mounted. How can she securely mount the wine rack so that it sits as illustrated in the photo? It'...
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Can I mount a large projector screen to metal studs with just screws?

What is the best and easiest way to mount my new projector screen to the wall? I was thinking of snap toggles not in the studs, but then someone said I should try to use snap toggles in the metal ...
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Sliding window part broken

Does anybody know how is it called this part? Is taken from a sliding double pane window that I have no idea about what brand/model it is. I found them broken, both the upper and the lower. It goes ...
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How do I mount a TV with clock type mount?

The distance is 20 inches between 2 holes.
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Mounting dance pole to 55mm joist [closed]

I'm setting my up partners dance pole under our house. I was either going to bolt 2 cuts of 90x35mm timber to either side of the existing joist (which is around 90x55). Then bolt the pole anchor to ...
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Can't work out what type of wall my bathroom has

I want to attach a bathroom cabinet above the sink in the image. The house is a UK terraced new build from 2020. This particular wall is one I share with my neighbour's house. However when I tap it it ...
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What's the name of this tube insert for mounting tubes perpendicularly to a surface with hidden bolts? [closed]

I want to build a couple of cat scratch posts that can be mounted perpendicularly to a wall and used by cats as steps. I was thinking about using PVC or thick cardboard pipes/tubes, and how I could ...
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Mounting doorbell camera on brick facade

Unfortunately according to the mounting template, one screw hole would be in the brick and the other would be in that mess of polyurethane non-sag sealant. I'm not sure what my options are as I don't ...
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Which lumber size to use for towel rod mount?

I am a complete novice for any DIY work, but I wanted to hang up a towel rod on a 30" strip of drywall (example). There is a stud in the middle, and at each end, so I thought to install a plank ...
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Mounting table to the wall--HELP!

I'm trying to mount a folding-out table to the wall It's a bit of a beast at 44 lbs but doesn't have too many wall anchor spots: 5 in total. I'm a little worried that the anchors won't be able to ...
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Rubber knockouts to fit this junction box to allow single low voltage wire to pass?

I am passing a single low voltage wire (actually 18/8 sprinkler) through the interior of the garage to the exterior near the roofline, and then running the wire under the eaves. The exterior is ...
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How to mount something on very old cedar shake with no available stud underneath

I have a 110-year-old house with possibly original cedar shake siding. It's been painted a LOT during its life and is in good condition. I'd like to mount an address plaque on it in a location where ...
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Hacking an IKEA Bathroom Sink/Cabinet (ENHET / TVÄLLEN) - Possible?

Is there any way to "hack" this ENHET / TVÄLLEN combination so that you could have a long benchtop sitting on the cabinet (extending for a meter to the right), and then cut out a hole in the ...
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Mounting a board to a tree without screws [closed]

I'm looking for suggestions on permanently mounting a board vertically to a tree but without drilling into the tree or harming it. I was looking for some type of bracket or strap that would withstand ...
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What are my ceiling mounting options with this kind of ceiling (old building)?

I live in a condo that was converted from a building from the turn of the 20th century, so the ceilings look like this: These are not tongue and groove planks. There is a little space between this ...

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