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Why not use a plastic receptacle box for an outdoor outlet?

This answer says "... it should be possible to cut into the wall and install a metal box (don't use plastic, please) [for an outdoor outlet]." What are the problems associated with using a ...
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Can metal studs support a 64" plasma TV on a swiveling mount?

Alright, I need a sanity check here. I've been tasked with mounting a 64" plasma TV with an articulating mount onto a metal stud wall in the corporate boardroom. It's the quadruple-threat with no room ...
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If my wall has metal studs, is it better to anchor heavy objects through just drywall or also through the studs?

I live in an apartment that has that has metal studs. I'm considering hanging various things from the wall, including a coat rack that will span 5 or 6 studs. I've seen advice that says metal studs ...
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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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How can I mount a TV when I can't find studs inside my wall?

WARNING: I'm not the greatest handyman. I bought a TV mount the other day, expecting to hang my heavy 40" TV above the fireplace. However, the instructions specifically say to first screw the mount ...
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How do I mount this towel rack that was ripped off the wall?

Hi one of my tenants sent me a pictures of my broken towel rack. What would be the most cost effective fix?
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How do I wire my wall-mounted HD TV?

This image wall-mount setup should give a good idea of the current TV set up on the wall. I wanted to use a SmartStrip to power my TV and all the other devices (receiver, BluRay player, Wii, cable ...
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How can I support a desk without legs or brackets

I plan to build a floating desk with the following dimensions: 75"-79" long and 22"-24" deep. I plan to mount it to concrete wall(see Image). My Preferred material is MDF. The desk intended for use ...
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Mounting a TV on a chimney breast

In our new house the master bedroom is on the upper level and has a chimney running through the room from the living room below. It's painted brick and all 4 sides are exposed (you can walk around it)....
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How do I install this wall mount bathroom sink?

I'm replacing a sink that was on a vanity cabinet and hoping to do as little busting through the perfectly good tile as possible. I heard a rumor that I need to make very sure that the sink is ...
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Is it OK to install a TV mount when it can't be attached to a stud at all mount points?

I have a TV wall panel that can only reach two studs. I was wondering if it's fine to screw the left side and the center on studs, and have the right side anchored in the drywall. My TV is 30lbs with ...
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What do I need to know for wall-mounted desk

I'm trying to build a rather large desk that's going to hold 2 computers 2 monitors and accessories associated with them, and well, 2 humans working all day long and occasionally resting on the desk. ...
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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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Pulley setup to raise a laundry drying bar levelly

I bought a bike hoist which I modified to use to raise and lower a bar that acts as a drying rack for damp clothes in my laundry room. I now have the following setup: The problem is that when I pull ...
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Should I be worried if I missed the studs while mounting my TV?

I think I missed the studs based on how easily the drill moved through the drywall. My LCD only weighs 27lbs and the mount itself is 5lbs (rated to hold 165lbs, and uses 4 8mm lag bolts). I pulled as ...
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Can I hang a TV with one stud and drywall anchors?

I have read several questions on here regarding this topic but my situation is slightly unique. I have a TV mount that is about 20" wide. The studs in my wall are 24" apart. I am mounting a 55" tv. ...
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How can I mount a desk on a wall with L-brackets?

I'm currently planning a new wall-mounted computer desk and intend to use something similar to this as the top: However, my end goal is for a wall-mounted desk, using L-Bracket mounts. I've never ...
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How to attach metal knife rack to tile without ruining tile?

I'd like to attach a magnetic, metal knife rack to a tile back splash in the kitchen of my rental apartment. The tile is glazed white and the attachment points on the rack are small (about 0.9 sq in ...
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Can I use 2x4s to extend studs so I can mount my TV?

I need to mount my 55" TV to the left of the studs. Can I do this simply by running a couple 2x4s off the studs, and then connecting the mount to the 2x4s? While I imagine this can be done for lighter ...
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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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How is a floating desk top supported against the wall?

Example of a floating desk top (courtesy of Phil Curtis): With increased height, it'd be one of simplest standing desk designs, and I am planning to do this at home. But, I am not sure how exactly ...
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How to mount hooks into concrete ceiling that must be able to support several times bodyweight?

I am on the top floor of a loft apartment that used to be a factory. I want to install several hooks or some other fixture into my concrete ceiling from which I can hang gymnastic rings, a punching ...
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Need help mounting a TV to the wall

I'm struggling to mount my 31kg Panasonic TH-P60ST60A 60 inch TV to the wall in my apartment and was hoping someone here might be able to give me some advice. The walls in my apartment seem to be a ...
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Is it safe to hang a 39lb projector screen from a drywall ceiling without using the joists?

Is it safe to hang a 39lb projector screen from a drywall ceiling without using the joists? I'm having a debate with someone over how we should hang a projector from the ceiling. I want to place ...
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Can I use bolts to attach a bed to the walls of my room?

I plan on mounting my bed to the walls of my room. You can say that it will look like a loft bed without the legs. To make it look like it really is floating, I won't be using angle brackets. Instead, ...
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Mounting a window air conditioner on top of a sliding horizontal window

I need to install a window air conditioner in my master bedroom. However, the only suitable window there is a horizontal sliding window. To complicate things more, I need to place it on top, since my ...
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What drill bit size to pilot drill hole into stud for 15/64" lag screw?

I'm trying to install a TV mount that has no instructions. Using my drill gauged plate, 15/64" is the smallest hole these lag screws can thread into. What size drill bit should I now use for ...
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How can I mount heavy stuff on wooden studs?

I want to replace my kitchen cabinets (shoddy DIY stuff, very rough) with some nice floating shelves. I tried to find information on how to mount heavy stuff to wooden studs but all I found were ...
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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 is the proper way to flush-mount an outdoor electrical outlet?

There are many outdoor electrical outlet boxes such that the entire box is mounted to the surface and then a wire comes in from the back. ... but what is the proper way to mount a box behind an ...
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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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Secure TV mount?

I'm not much of a DIYer, but I was thinking about mounting 2 or 3 TVs (not all mine, some my parents' etc), 32", 40" and 50". Obviously I'll be getting a stud finder and using that to ...
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Articulated arm wall-mount (13lb. LCD monitor), 25 gauge metal stud, 3/4" drywall

Looking for a sanity check Could one mount an articulating arm to 25 gauge metal stud behind 3/4" drywall using a toggle bolt instead of lag bolts into wood/concrete? Load is 13lbs., arm itself is ...
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How do I mount this pullup bar?

I bought this pull up bar that is designed to go into studs that are 16" apart Ultimate Body Press My basement walls are only framed out so I can see all of the studs. I started to mount it and ...
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Mount Pull-up bar from wall to wall

Walls are 7-feet apart. For the bar, I am using metal pipe about an inch two inches in diameter. What is the best way to mount an end of the bar to the face of the wall? (PS: Very similar question ...
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Mounting TV on metal studs?

The wall contains metal studs 24 inch apart. On a previous TV, I installed an articulating TV mount (80lbs total with mount) on two metal studs with 4 snap toggles (that's 2 snap toggles per metal ...
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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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Is it safe to mount a 40" TV fitted to drywall using one metal stud and snaptoggles?

My son has just fitted my new 40" LED TV to drywall. He did attach a board to the drywall but when he purchased the board he had assumed the metal studs were 18" apart not 24" so only bought a 20" ...
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TV mounting with long reach

I'm looking to mount my LCD TV (26" Sony Bravia) in an alcove next to a chimney breast. I'd we view the TV from the other side of the chimney breast, so the mounting will need to allow the TV to come ...
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How should I mount a TV to a wall that slants inwards 8 degrees?

I am going to attach a piece of plywood across 3 studs and then attach the mount to the plywood, as described in the answer to Can I use 2x4s to extend studs so I can mount my TV?. However, my wall ...
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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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What are these parts included with mounting bolts?

I have a thing to mount on the wall. These things were coming with it. To figure out how to apply them properly I has to know how these things and their parts are called. There 10mm inscription on the ...
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