New answers tagged

2

The issue is with popcorn ceiling you won't get a good clean surface for adhesive. I would just screw a hanger in the ceiling and patch it with a tiny amount of drywall compound when done. With the popcorn ceiling your landlord will never notice because of the popcorn texture of the ceiling. You can even get popcorn ceiling texture in a can if you are ...


0

The wide spots are where the tape came loose and this could be from a leak or bad install in the first place. I don’t see any damage to the Sheetrock so it probably is not a chronic problem. The crack in the corner looks to have air flow, notice the dark area with lines close to the crack. I have seen this around air plenums many times. From what I see they ...


2

I think that you CAN use most types of fasteners usually installed with a drill but such would be unreasonably difficult! You could get a Tapcon™ screw and hit it with a hammer enough to cause a small hole, then use the screwdriver to turn it endlessly until it drills its way into the concrete. That would wear out a number of screws and take days - ...


2

Unfortunately I don't think you can depend on anything hand installed into concrete, if you want a good hold. Possibly ask a friend if you can borrow their hammer drill ?


1

A hardened masonry nail can penetrate and hold in concrete... but concrete has low tensile strength. The nail might hold in a concrete wall or floor, but in a ceiling, it would likely cause a spall - a big divot - if any weight were suspended. Pre-drilling the nail hole would give a better chance of it holding. Use the nails with caution! Wear eye ...


4

When attaching velcro, my thought process is - when the two items are separated, which one would it be more pleasing to have the fuzzy side or the scratchy side? Using velcro to mount a flashlight? Fuzzy side on the flashlight for sure because it's soft. Normally it ends up being scratchy side on the fixed surface and soft side on the portable piece. You ...


Top 50 recent answers are included