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Outdoor lamp installation without outlet box

I am replacing my old outdoor lamp. The new lamp has an X-shaped mounting bracket. However, my outlet does not have an outlet box (see pic), or may be there is one but the stucco has covered it. There ...
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Tilted header repair ?? for 200lb 13 ' x 18 ' Awning from > 1 ton wind effects to lag bolts

I am a happy owner of a 13'L x 18'W motorized canvas awning over the rear deck. However, after 6 to 8 yrs of continuous use under the sometimes inclement weather, when it was not retracted (...
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OK to not vertically center TV wall mounting plate?

I have recently purchased this TV which I am hoping to wall mount (with an articulating arm): https://www.lg.com/us/tvs/lg-55UK7700PUD-4k-uhd-tv Per the specs, the TV is compatible with VESA 300x300 ...
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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 to attach steel cable to threaded rod [closed]

I am trying to get an industrial look to a desk unit that has threaded rods (M20) at the corners, using steel cables. I want to get an 'X' using the cables, but not sure how to attach the cable end to ...
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Any idea what I'm drilling into?

I'm trying to mount a TV in my basement. House was built in the 60's, and the basement used to be a bomb shelter, from what I've been told, but most of the cinderblock walls were taken out. I'm trying ...
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Mounted tv too high, OK to use same studs to remount?

I mounted a tv (60") on my living room wall too high. The heavy-duty mounting bracket uses large screws that required that I drill a 7/32" hole into the studs and used a socket wrench to tighten them ...
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Spring/Coil tool that will add pressure/force to support holding object in place

I need a tool that will add pressure on a board to be able to support keep it in place. The design of the tool needs to allow other objects, the yellow board in this case, to wedge easily between the ...
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How to mount TV to basement wall under stairs?

I have a 55" TV I'd like to mount on a basement wall, which is located under the stairs. The area under the stairs is actually accessible, and I've gone back there to see what's available. It looks ...
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How can I mount a TV with widely-spaced studs and weak wallboard?

I’m renovating an old house and I plan on mounting the 42 inch lcd television over the fireplace. The house studs are mostly on 2 foot centers and are rough cut 2x6. However around the fireplace there ...
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How can I temporarily attach anti-bird spikes to a window air conditioner?

I'm trying to stick on anti-pigeon spikes on top of my window air conditioner and want a non-permanent solution that I can take off when I put it into storage. Is there something I can use that's ...
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Ceiling mounted punching bag without compromising structure or floor above

This question is regarding the safest way of installing a heavy punching bag of 100 lbs from the basement ceiling. Above the basement ceiling is a wood floor. The goal is to sleep soundly at night ...
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What anchor type should I use for mounting a pull-up bar installation into concrete?

So yesterday I got a pull up bar at a really good price. Now the only thing I got to do is to mount it to a solid concrete wall. Since a nearby shop offers only a few different anchors, I bought two ...
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How to mount metal box to wooden beam?

I'm using a custom Wiremold ceiling fan box to surface mount a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan onto a wooden beam. Problem is -- the Harbor Breeze mounting bracket does not have compatible screw pattern ...
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Wiremold Ceiling Fan Box not compatible with Harbor Breeze mounting bracket. How to fix?

I am surface mounting a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan directly to a wooden beam using a Wiremold Metal Ceiling Fan junction box. The wiremold box has two #10 screws which go from the back of the mounting ...
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How to mount a power strip without holes to the wall

I got a power strip (this one) that doesn't have holes on the back for mounting to the wall. I had figured I'd use Command Strip adhesive and be done with it, but it has little grippy feet on the ...
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How to run 10 AWG ground wire along basement wall?

What would be a sturdy and efficient way to mount a single 10 AWG solid core ground wire along an unfinished concrete basement wall (connectors, fasteners, etc)? I'm connecting a server rack ground ...
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Unexpected wood behind drywall

I'm installing a speaker wall bracket (Q Acoustics 2000WB) onto drywall. It has five mounting holes. Photo from https://pricespy.co.uk/product.php?g=603554 I'm running into some wood immediately ...
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Mounting a bike repair stand to a workbench

I am trying to mount this bike repair stand to a workbench. I am not very handy, but I love to learn and hope to get handier starting now.... It came with no instructions. Guy at Home Depot suggested ...
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How to install an AC bracket without a windowsill

These instructions call for anchoring the AC bracket to the window sill, right where it meets the stool: However, my windows don't have that layout, here's a picture of what mine looks like: How ...
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Can 1/2" drywall support recessed 7lb speakers? [duplicate]

I recently purchase some JBL SP8II wall-mount speakers that I would actually like to use in the ceilings. However these speakers don't come with a between-the-studs support of any kind (there is a ...
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How to detect concrete or brick behind plasterboard

I'm trying to hang a 4Kg electric guitar on a wall that sounded hollow however when I drill in after just under 4cm the drill head hits what sounds like either brick or concrete. I've bought expanding ...
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Mounting an in home network cabinet without two studs, maybe use plywood?

first post, I need some help. I am attempting to hang a 12u network cabinet in my laundry room. The problem is I only have one stud to use, maybe an additional corner stud, but the other stud is ...
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Ac Induction or Broken Wire?

I'm making a DIY wall mounted pull-up bar (I'm too tall for the normal kind, and can't fit a commercial wall bar due to a sloped ceiling) and I just mounted the heavy duty brackets I'm using, but I've ...
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How do I mount a power strip to the smooth metal support structure of a banquet table?

I bought a heavy-duty power strip from Walmart which I would like to mount to the metal support structure of a banquet table. This is the power strip: https://www.walmart.com/ip/49557487 This is the ...
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Building a “floating” platform

I am planning to build a "floating" platform that needs to be able to hold at least 200kg (440 lb), the problem is, I can't attach it to three walls, as there is an exit on the third wall. My question ...
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Vintage help: How to install a 1902 pedestal sink

My wife found this gorgeous vintage china Trenton Potteries sink she'd like to install in a bathroom. It's big (32"X 22") and we're trying to figure out how to support it. It has no holes in the back ...
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Mounting TV on Thick Drywall + 1" Stud + Concrete blocks

I am trying to mount my 55" TV to the wall in our basement. It is an old (~1930) semi-detached house and I am a mounting it to the shared wall. As best as I can figure out, we have 1.5" drywall ...
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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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Hanging a punching bag in the basement

I have hung a punching bag weighing about 100 pounds in my unfinished basement. I just want to make sure that the setup would not harm my basement in any way. The boards are 2*6 lumber The screws I ...
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Hanging a TV on the wall when it partially overlaps a window [closed]

I have a new 55" TV that we currently have on a stand. I have two young children and I'd much rather have it mounted on the wall. This will add security to it and keep it a bit father away from greasy ...
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How to drill a hole near a wire in a wall?

I am mounting a mirror in my hallway. I have plaster/lath walls and am planning on drilling a hole to insert a toggle bolt to hang the mirror on. I marked the location and was ready to drill when I ...
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How can I hang a large mirror on an uneven (warped?) wall?

I'm in the process of trying to assemble an exercise room in my home. Of the four walls, only one is continuous without any windows or doors so I've chosen to make it the 'mirror wall' and fill the ...
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Wall mounting to 300 (w) x 200 (h) VESA specifications

I'm trying to mount my new LG C7 which has VESA 300 (w) x 200 (h). I purchased this wall mount which clearly states it is compatible with said VESA mount. https://www.invisiontvbrackets.com/...
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How to temporarily mount a large object on the side of my house?

I have a large, wooden snowflake I made that I'd like to mount on the side of my house this winter, but I don't want to put nails into the siding. The snowflake is about 3' across and about 15 lbs. ...
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How to attach a security camera to an existing box?

Our house was wired for security cameras, when we moved in, and I'm now getting around to install the cameras on some of the corners. However, the cameras and the separate mounts on sale today all ...
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Drywall finish for projector arm

I'm working on a projector theater project. I have the drywall up and have a projector mount drilled into the stud/joist. Problem I'm running into is "how can I finish the hole in the drywall where ...
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Problem mounting TV wall mount / possible cracked stud

So, I attached a TV wall mount to the wall yesterday and everything went fine right up until the end. The wall mount is attached with 4 lag bolts in a square pattern with two each on two adjacent ...
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Projector mount with 2 or 3 screws

so I just brought a new projector mount but the screw spacing on it is too wide for our studs. I’m just wondering What the best way to mount this is. The mount will hold a 8kg projector btw. Thanks ...
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Is it possible to mount a countertop microwave under a cabinet?

Is it possible to mount a countertop microwave under a cabinet similar to how an over the range microwave is installed ? There are floating shelf brackets that appear to allow this. Is there a ...
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How to take out a screw on wall

I tried hammering the screw a bit to loosen it. Any suggestion? I'm thinking of getting something to saw off the holder and hammer the screw into the wall.
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Mounting tv using wall studs, cant drill more than ~1 inch

Hello so I am trying to mount my tv using a rosewill RHTB-16001 and trying to drive in the pilot holes to be able to screw in the lag bolts. Following the manual using a 1/4 inch drill bit I drilled ...
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How much does a degree tilt impact the height of the centerline?

This might be an engineering or mathematics question, nevertheless giving this a shot here first. There seems to be a clear way, or at least in regards to distance a few, quantifiable explain where to ...
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Can a toilet paper holder be mounted to the side of an MDF bath vanity?

I have a one-arm Delta toilet paper holder that I want to mount to the side of our daughter's bathroom vanity which is made of MDF. The vanity side is 3/4 inch thick. I am not sure if MDF is sturdy ...
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Mounting a 23kg 55" tv to stud wall on full motion mount?? UK

I've read so many forums and advice pages about this but have seen nothing definitive! I have a 23kg 55" tv and a full motion mount that claims it can hold 40kg+ I think my walls are plasterboard ...
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How much weight can wood paneling hold?

I recently moved into a house with wood 1/8 inch panels in the basement. I am planning to mount by TV on the panel (approx 60"), but I'm not sure if the wood paneling can hold that much weight. I ...
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Mount a fully articulated tv mount with only one stud

Here is my issue. In my house I have a recessed area that perfectly fits my 60" LED TV, the issue is that the stud I would use to mount is directly center of the recess and radiates 16" On either side ...
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How can I mount a large, heavy, half-inch-thick sign on a wall WITHOUT drilling through it?

I'm trying to mount a large sign - roughly 7.5 feet wide by 2.5 feet high - that's made of some kind of very hard plastic on a wall (drywall with wooden studs). For a number of reasons, I don't want ...
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How do I mount a TV bracket to a plasterboard/drywall ceiling?

I'm really just looking to confirm what I assume is the best way to do this. I don't know what the total weight will be but the bracket is rated for 30kg (66lbs), so let's assume the TV is the ...
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Alternative ways to quickly attach/remove a hang beam for suspension training workouts?

I've drawn few ways that straps or carabiner + straps + cam buckles could help hang a pipe from the 2 ceiling clips lag-bolted into the concrete ceiling slab. Updated scratch work: The reason for ...