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As noted by other answers, you will do much better by attaching to the supporting members underneath the shingles. The shingles serve their purpose well but are not suited for supporting attached things. However, this answer differs to focus on the flag mount as part of the issue. They are discussing how to increase the resisting force (which is good and ...


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The inserts were your weak spot. The shingles on the side of the home will be about 3/4" thick as a norm, not seeing exactly what you have and were you installed it on the siding, since some places the shingles are thinner. To install the mount, it would be great to find the studs as Ed Beal recommends, but it is not possible in some applications. Depending ...


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You need to find framing members to screw the bracket to (studs) most homes built in this era have a sub siding and then the exterior siding. For the best strength close to a corner or window frame may provide multiple studs the width of your bracket, if not a single stud on one side with the other side screwed into the siding. The side that you connect to a ...


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The plumber could have dug that down further. You can hit that with a lawn mower which should not be the case. Given that there is a concrete slab there, it is the best and cheapest option.


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There are many ways to do this and which of them to choose depends on many things including what tools are available and the skill of the person using the tools. Back when I was a carpenter I would choose to use a reciprocating saw but this takes a decent level of skill to use to both get a good cut and also not hurt yourself. Upside, will cut through nails....


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