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Securing a glass set of shelves to a glass wall

If we let OP do the parenting and focus on attaching a tube to glass in a harsh outdoor environment: Get a security anchor base plate AKA "cable lock anchor". The linked one is just an ...
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What's the best fastener for natural stone?

You should consider using a chemical stud anchor. If you've ever been to something built inside a cave you've probably seen these. A chemical stud uses an epoxy to hold a fastener into the material. ...
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What's the best fastener for natural stone?

Here's a partial answer: Tapcon's customer support answered my question saying that they are not for use in stone, only concrete, block and brick.
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What's the best fastener for natural stone?

Tapcon™ screws, as their name implies, work by cutting (tapping) a thread into a predrilled hole in concrete. I wouldn't expect that to work well, if at all, in a less granular material, but I have no ...
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Securing a glass set of shelves to a glass wall

silicone. that's how aquariums are put together, sheets of glass are joined with silicone at the edges. You can always test it yourself: silicone each of those three pieces of glass to the wall, and ...
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Securing a glass set of shelves to a glass wall

Ignoring the context and answering the question strictly as asked, consider attaching it to the ground instead of to the glass wall. It's hard to discern materials from the photo, but the legs look ...
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How much weight can panel wall support?

Depends a TON on what's behind the panel. The house I bought had two "out rooms" on the other side of the garage. Both had shelving installed and had been used by the previous homeowner for ...
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Is this enough stud to attach drywall to?

If it were me I would put the 2x4 in there. Otherwise your screwing into the very edge of the sheet rock. One 2x4 won't break the bank. If you have 2x4 scraps you could use them as well. It's not ...
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How to mount cabinets on concrete wall

When you mount things on wood (plywood over concrete/brick/block/etc. or into studs): You can remove and replace easily. If you want to replace in the exact same spot, use a slightly larger screw ...
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What's the best fastener for natural stone?

If they are available in your area, Fischer has some universal plugs: https://www.fischer-international.com/en/products/standard-fixings/plastic-fixings/universal-plug-ux which are specified as ...
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Fastening vanity with a stud near the corner

You can definitely put a screw there, but pilot for it so you don't split the rail. Don't use lags. They're absurd overkill. Use a 2-1/2" or 3" construction/drywall screw. That's all even ...
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Fastening vanity with a stud near the corner

There are strong hollow-wall anchors such as toggle bolts that you can use, the kind that install a metal widget inside the hollow wall for the screw to anchor to. One that I've used before that has ...
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What is the fastener type and spacing to sister the top chord of a new 2x4 scissor truss onto an existing conventional horizontal ceiling truss?

I have done exactly what you are proposing. A big question is are the new trusses pre-engineered? If they are, and the company building them understands what you are doing, they will provide you with ...
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What is the fastener type and spacing to sister the top chord of a new 2x4 scissor truss onto an existing conventional horizontal ceiling truss?

If the new truss is completely replacing the old truss there really is no requirement that you robustly connect the two. You mostly want to make it so that the new truss can't move out of position ...
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Is this enough stud to attach drywall to?

I would not sweat it. When drywall is run on long walls, it is stopped in the center of the studs, never perfectly, and that is only a mounting surface of 3/4", when you have 2 sheets meeting on ...
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What's the best fastener for natural stone?

Drive Pin Anchors aka Hammer Drive Pin Anchor Set I've never been able to shear them, but must be drilled out to remove. From https://www.grainger.com/product/11K342
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