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Is it advisable to mount an outdoor air-conditioner on a wall with brackets?

I heard somewhere that mounting an outdoor air-conditioner unit in townhouses is not recommended, since vibration may propagate through the wall on adjacent units and thus disturb other tenants and ...
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Mounting heavy items with no studs

I purchased this wine rack even though I'm skeptical on the strength of the L Brackets. I do not have studs in my wall but purchased these heavy duty anchors for 3/8 inch drywall. Any thoughts on ...
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Can this 35lb mirror mount on this wall?

To mount a 35lb wood framed antique mirror, I got 4" long concrete screws on recommendation from someone. They're 200lb load screws. The wall is above a fireplace and has half an inch of plaster ...
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What the heck are these L-shaped screws and how do I use them to hang my vanity mirror

I ordered a 50-pound mirror from Greece that is supposed to be wall-mounted. It came with no instructions and these things. There are holes on the top left and top right corners of the mirror that ...
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Can an electrical subpanel be directly mounted to a hvac supply plenum?

Can an electrical sub panel be directly mounted to an HVAC supply plenum. I usually see and have installed the disconnect or sub panel to the actual equipment on a wall near by or used some sort of ...
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Notch more than 25% deep on a load bearing wall stud. Help!

I hired someone (so much regret) to mount a tv for me and they notched the studs of the load bearing wall for the cabling. I don't have a picture of the notch but I have a picture of the mounting and ...
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Can we safely hang a ceiling fan from our vaulted livingroom ceiling?

We have a tiny 1920's bungalow that's changed shape over the years, and we'd like to add a high efficiency ceiling fan to our living room in to replace an existing (lightweight) chandelier. The ...
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How do I design a quasi tamperproof shower curtain rod mounting point for eldery with Alzheimers?

Question I am seeking another solution to keep a shower curtain rod from falling easily. There were other posts that mentioned drilling and mounting. I would prefer, if possible, something that is ...
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Can ceiling light mount box be used to attach ceiling fan?

As Montreal is going to welcome the humid summer, I am planning to install a ceiling fan by removing the ceiling light. I have selected the fan that I want from Amazon. Here are the photos of the ...
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Mounting a tv on a sandstone wall

I just bought a new TV for my bedroom, and I want to mount it on the wall. The only problem is that the walls of the house are made of sandstone and if i mount it directly to it, it won't hold. I was ...
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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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How to get broken screw out of wall anchor

I am putting up a single shelf on a wall with some antique redwood interior paneling, so my goal is to keep the walls as in best condition as possible with minimal additional drilling done (if any). ...
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Hanging an antique clock on drywall (no studs available) using rope

I have an antique clock weighing 10.2 kg (22.5 lb) all told. The only available space on which to hang it is drywall, and I can't find any studs whatsoever. Also, the clock is made out of fragile ...
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Why did a bulge appear after I mounted a wine rack to my wall?

I'm new to 'DIY-ing' and this evening I mounted a wooden wine rack to my wall. I used a stud finder, made my marks and when I drilled the hole on the left hand side it felt like.. nothing.. no stud. I ...
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Double-stick magnets for wall / ceiling mount [closed]

I'm looking for magnets that will double-stick to the wall or ceiling, and will also double-stick to the item that I'm attaching to the surface. The idea here is that I'd like to attach USB-powered ...
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Should I fasten brackets to the wall or desktop first?

I have a 20"x60"x3/4" piece of knotty pine with three coats of lacquer. I have two big support brackets. This will be a minimalist desk, should I mount the brackets to the sheet then mount the ...
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Unable to screw completely into plug/anchor

I am attaching curtain rail holders into a wall for installing a door curtain. I have drilled four holes (two for each bracket) with diameter 6 mm and depth 50 mm, in a wall which appears to have ~12 ...
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Alternative to large edge standoffs [closed]

Are there small alternatives to the large edge standoffs used to mount glass and signs such as the one in the picture below that you can grab at a local hardware or crafts store? Looking for ...
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How to handle expansion of wood when attaching a bed to the walls of a room

I would like to carry out a similar project as the one described in this thread(Can I use bolts to attach a bed to the walls of my room?). I have seen several similar projects but they do not seem ...
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How to keep a sink and pedastal solidly together?

We have a "half bath" - a small room with a toilet and a sink on the first floor. The sink is made of two pieces, the basin and the pedestal, both of porceilian. The pedestal hides the water and drain ...
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How can I mount cabinetry to metal furring strips with shallow depth?

I'm trying to mount IKEA Besta cabinets and a 55" tv to my condo wall. The drywall is 1/2" and is attached to a concrete wall with 1" depth metal drywall furring strips spaced 24" apart. I was ...
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Mount 55lbs tv on 2x3 studs

So I am going to mount a 65" tv weighing approximately 55.347lbs using an omni mount (probably this one: http://www.omnimount.com/products/tv_wall_mounts/full_motion/ulpc-x/). It supports a max ...
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Minimum non-combustable mantel height then TV over fireplace

What is the minimum non-combustable mantel height over a flush mount linear fireplace. Then what is the minimum aditional height to the bottom of an off the wall momounted TV? I have a family room ...
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“Clip” projector directly to ceiling without “arm-mount” [closed]

I would like to install a projector to my living room ceiling. As the ceiling is relatively low, however, I'd like 1) to have the projector "standing" there upside down (in contrast to a mount that ...
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Mounting / Support requirements for an oversized book case

I am building a large bookcase, 12 feet wide by 5 feet high. Not a problem if it sits on the floor but the twist is that I must raise it up 18" due to a wall to wall hot water baseboard heater and ...
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Mount TV in stone facade or drill through to chimney block?

I'm mounting a television above my fireplace mantle. I know about the heat and neck strain issues, and they are outside the scope of this question. I am looking for an answer as to whether the stone ...
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Wall Mounted Bed and Desk

Hello and thank you for taking your time to review my situation. I am having some questions regarding how I would go about mounting a bed and desk to a wall. My goal is to have them solely attached ...
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How do I use a headboard intended to mount on a wall onto a bed frame instead?

I bought a headboard online without realising that it does not have legs. It's just an carved wooden plank that has holes on the back for it to be hung on a wall. I live in an apartment and I do not ...
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How to attach PEX pipe to plaster walls in laundry room?

I replaced the iron pipes serving my clothes washer with PEX. PEX was chosen to allow flexibility in the placement of the pipes during demolition of cabinets, etc. I had been thinking I'd build new ...
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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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Semi-permanent installation of 4x8 wall paneling suggestions?

I'm in the process of redoing my home office. I work from home and do a lot of brainstorming/design work so I'm wanting to put floor to ceiling dry erase boards along 2 walls. I've decided on these ...
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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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What is the best way to mount a tankless water heater to a concrete wall?

I am planning to replace my hot water tank with a Noritz NRC98-DV tankless hot water heater. The best location to mount the new heater is in the basement on an outside concrete wall. The heater will ...
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Mounting large tv to drywall

I have a 50-inch tv weighing in at 15kg/33lbs, that I want to mount to a drywall. Ideally, I would like to be able to use a mount that can flip the tv out at a 90 degree angle. I have not been able to ...
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How should this vintage wall-mount sink be mounted? Does not fit standard cast iron brackets

I'm planning to wall-mount a vintage 'Standard' victorian cast iron sink similar to the one in this question: Antique Cast Iron Sink Wall Mounting Support and Weight Issues?. That sink has two bolt ...
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Where can I find a replacement bracket for my glass counter top?

Sorry if this is obvious but I'm having a hard time contacting the manufacturer so I wanted to ask here. I'm trying to replace my mounting brackets on a bathroom sink I have and was wondering if ...
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How can I install an air conditioner in a window with a very deep exterior ledge?

Our NYC apartment building has very deep exterior ledges, extending around a foot beyond the window, but 2-3" below the window frame, so a window AC can't rest flat on it. How do we appropriately ...
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How do I remove molding with out damaging the molding or the wall?

I am installing wood flooring in my bathroom and want to remove the molding without damage.
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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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Mount pegboard to wall

I am attempting to mount a pegboard(the type you climbed up in gym class http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-pine-maple-peg-board) to a drywall covered wall. Originally I thought lag bolts into the ...
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TV mount is 16.5“ wide but stud centers are 17” apart. Is it still safe to mount?

I am not able to install the mount by positioning it on the exact center of the studs. Is it alright if the holes are slightly off-center on the studs? The mount I am installing is this one, and my TV ...
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Question on installing ski rack on on 36" wall space

I am trying to install ski rack on 36" wall space backed by 2 studs. To utilize maximum space, I think putting 2x4 wood board on wall fastened to 2 studs, and install ski rack on top of the board. ...
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Anybody have experience in hanging a huge clock?

I need help with hanging this giant clock on the wall. Its huge and heavy. I believe its 4-5' in diameter and it weighs about 160 pounds. I figured building some sort of brace for it would be best as ...
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Making a fake wall to mount a tv, easy as it seems? will the fake studs be able to carry the same weight?

The fake wall is strictly aesthetics but there are 5 studs on the actual wall, then we will be attaching 5 more "studs" kinda like this. But it will be from the floor to around 3/4th of the actual ...
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Mounting bookshelf in Closet

I have looked at closet organizers and just decided on a nice bookshelf to put rods on a 10' closet. Given the width of the bookshelf I am thinking of mounting it to the wall to give it the height ...
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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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I need to Mount a 55" Sony TV on a Wood paneling wall w/no studs

My wife and I rent a duplex in an old neighborhood of Honolulu, HI. We have talked about mounting our 55" XBR-55X810C Sony 4K TV since we bought it, and yesterday we bought a mount on a whim. It's a ...
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What's this bracket?

Has anyone seen this type of bracket before, or have suggestions on what it might be called? The drawing is upside down for the intended usage - basically I want the U-shaped piece on the underside of ...
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Possible to make suction cups work again after being unused for a few years?

In the shower of my old apartment, I had a shower caddy with suction cups mounted in my shower. I then moved to a new place, and the shower caddy was never remounted in the new shower. After being ...
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Will my wall stand up to fairly heavy pine planking on the inside?

I have just purchased yellow pine tongue-and-groove lumber for the interior of my home. As I moved the wood in 16' lengths into to house to acclimate, I noticed the extreme heaviness of each piece. ...