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Are there brackets/braces like this?

There are "outside corner" brackets, for instance Simpson Strong-Tie RTA 16-Gauge ZMAX Galvanized Rigid Tie Angle for 2x Joist/Post Model # RTA2Z|Store SKU # 1000170525, from homedepot.com ...
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Are there brackets/braces like this?

Assuming you want a metal bracket, not injection molded plastic. The trouble with the bracket shape you've given is that it requires welding to fabricate. It can't be created simply by shearing and ...
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Drill hole size for a given screw size in tile

You want the hole through the tile a tiny amount larger in diameter than the outside diameter of the screw body. If the hole in the tile is smaller than the screw the tile will most likely crack as ...
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Do carriage bolts hold their position in soft wood?

A carriage bolt head has several advantages relating to wood. First and foremost, it's a smoother surface. That head is fairly low-profile and ramped. That makes it less likely to snag things or ...
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Do carriage bolts hold their position in soft wood?

If the hole is the proper size, carriage bolts work fine in wood, both soft and hard. You'll generally crush the wood via over-tightening before you'll spin the bolt head in the wood. A friend teaches ...
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How to secure a rail butting up to the wall

Any type of anchor/bracket at one end is not enough, unless there is more support along the length/other end. Six feet makes a good lever. With good wood behind, a couple of good size screws driven ...
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Drill hole size for a given screw size in tile

I discovered small diamond hole saws a few years ago. (Milwaukee Diamond MAX or similar, starting at 3/16".) The SWMBO likes to get decorative flower pots, but some of them lack drains or the ...
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What type of fastener is this? How can I remove it?

Your picture doesn't really show the head clearly, and there's no sense of scale in the photo. Based on the thickness of the builder's pencil line, this is a 16~25 mm washer with something through the ...
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Best way to keep hanging bolts level?

Use a level Draw a line Mark the hole locations Punch the hole locations Drill the hole locations (feel free to use a smaller bit first, then increase to the proper pilot for the lag size) If you are ...
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Best way to keep hanging bolts level?

Put one screw. Hang it and hold it there, having put a magnetic level on top. Level it. If you're pre-drilling; make a mark with a sharpie, take it back off and then do that. If not pre-drilling, and ...
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What type of fasteners for server rack in plywood?

1/4 x 1-1/4 or 5/16 x 1-1/4 or 3/8 x 1-1/4 lag bolts, and washers. Perhaps even fender washers, if you like. Do feel free to use more than 4 total, especially in the top holes, since you are screwing ...
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Best Screw Option for Door Hinges without wood framing behind

Continue the disassembly of the damaged wall and infill the frame correctly. Drill out the holes (to an appropriate tap drill size) and tap for fine thread short flathead machine screws Continue the ...
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How to secure a rail butting up to the wall

If you have good wood behind that drywall and don't want a visible bracket, I'd say that's a good use for a pocket screw. Picture is of a random pocket-hole kit from the Internet, but they all use ...
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Are there brackets/braces like this?

It seems I misunderstood your post with my previous reply. Since you were not able to find the bracket you are looking for as I am certain you did your own research so I won't provide what you already ...
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Nail or screw new plywood on top of old?

Uneven flexing and thermal expansion of the boards, will eventually drive the nails out. Best option is using screws.
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What hardware to use to mount a towel rack with a sliding pocket door directly behind the wall?

There is wooden framing around the pocket door, no? Move the towel bar left/right and up/down until that other end is over wood and screw it into the wood. Sure, you won't be able to use your standard ...
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What hardware to use to mount a towel rack with a sliding pocket door directly behind the wall?

If in North America, Toggler brand anchors will work. They have a plastic sleeve affair that pulls the anchor that’s inside the wall while you set the machine screw. All you need to do is cut the ...
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What type of screws/anchors to fasten a closer to a steel door

In the commercial door sector the instructions are vague, included hardware seems cheap. Use Through bolts or sex bolts the thickness of your door, a machine screw from the other side will fasten ...

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