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Can I hang this heavy and deep cabinet on this wall safely?

It looks like the cabinet is intended to sit on top of a base cabinet. You are right to be concerned about the structure of the cabinet. You can add a discrete support below it. In addition to the ...
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Screw hole too big now in stud for hanging cabinets up. What can I do?

I would be considering two options: using larger screws into the stud. gluing a dowel into the hole in the stud, even drilling out the hole to 6mm or 8mm and then, once the glue is dried drilling a ...
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Will removing shelving screws from studs damage the studs?

As long as they are normal screws and you unscrew them they won't compromise the studs or their integrity. If you rip the screws out (with a hammer for example) that could compromise the studs. If ...
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Will removing shelving screws from studs damage the studs?

I think your husband just wants the shoe bins to remain where they are and doesn't want to buy new ones.. LOL. Removing the screws will not damage the studs even if they were load bearing. Patch the ...
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Hang indoor swing chair BETWEEN two ceiling joists

You've hit on three viable options. I'll make some notes on each so you can decide. Run a cleat across the gap Requires perhaps the most damage to the finished ceiling, but simple and fairly easy A ...
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Hang indoor swing chair BETWEEN two ceiling joists

I vote for the solution of providing blocking in the attic but will suggest a technique which is very much easier to install than some of the other answers here. A side on looking picture will get the ...
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Hang 20lb projector screen on Hardieplank

Mount a board on the wall and then mount the screen on the board. Get an 8 foot cedar or pressure treated 2x6, you can then use timber screws to mount it to the wall insuring you hit the studs. You ...
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Safely hang a mirror that does not have hooks

Mirror clips are made for exactly this purpose. Plain or fancy as fits your decor and/or budget.
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One out of four holes in this bracket miss the stud - what would you do?

Two screws (of adequate length) are plenty here. You won't pull them out with a dozen cast iron pans. Use the largest screws that comfortably fit the holes and penetrate framing lumber about 1-1/4&...
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Securing a large screw hook in drywall without an anchor

Cut a 1"x 4" board just long enough to fit between the wall on the right and garage door on the left. Attach each end with 2 1/2" screws into the studs of said wall and door frame. Screw hook, ( ...
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How to widen rough opening for installation of pre-hung interior door?

I'd just replace your trimmer studs with half-thickness boards. Easy, clean, effective. Keeps things centered. Since these aren't load-bearing there's no structural concern at all. Use a nail puller ...
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What is this hinged metal hardware with an eyelet?

It's a "fangs" style fastener- I use similar styles to hang junk in my cubicle. The teeth latch on to the foam board in my cubicle walls, or it could also be used to grab the foam backing of a picture ...
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Can I hang this heavy and deep cabinet on this wall safely?

@Ralpharama- Use concrete screws (Tap-Cons) specifically the larger diameter screws that use a 3/16th inch concrete bit. You won't have to use as many screws so less drilling. Also use the the Tap-...
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Can I hang this heavy and deep cabinet on this wall safely?

@ojait's answer has good info about getting things attached into the wall (I'd rent a rotary hammer for this.) In order to make things a lot easier and get a good sturdy support I would suggest ...
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Safely hang a mirror that does not have hooks

If that mirror has a wooden frame you can attach picture hanging brackets. the frame looks to be about 10mm thick which is plenty.
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Screw hole too big now in stud for hanging cabinets up. What can I do?

Continuing from Solar Mike's excellent answer: Use a longer screw. However, one must be sure that there is no electrical or plumbing behind that point that could be penetrated by the longer screw. ...
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How can I make suction cups stay securely to a tiled shower wall?

You could definitely just silicone the suction cups to the tile. This is kind of permanent in the sense that you will not be rearranging this, but not so permanent that you are hurting the tile. To ...
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Safely hang a mirror that does not have hooks

If the mirror doesn't weigh much more than 15 pounds, you could use some Command picture hanging strips (such as these or these). They're easy to install and relatively inexpensive.
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How to hang a ceiling fan in a metal gazebo

I would drill suitable sized holes and fit 4 or even 6 rivnuts in M6 or M8 size. Rivnuts are easily found and once the hole is drilled, you nut them up and they collapse on the far side like a rivet. ...
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Screw hole too big now in stud for hanging cabinets up. What can I do?

There's a further option not mentioned above, and one that may suit someone less handy: Use a solid wall anchor or threaded insert. Using an anchor or insert would allow you to continue to use the ...
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How can I make suction cups stay securely to a tiled shower wall?

The best approach I have found is to make sure everything is clean and then apply a small layer of petroleum jelly to the suction cup. It helps to create an air tight seal.
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Can I hang this heavy and deep cabinet on this wall safely?

I'm a 62 year old (2nd gen.) custom cabinet shop owner and have a ton of experience in cabinets. I strongly suggest you really look at the back of that piece before you do anything. All the fasteners ...
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Can a chin-up bar be supported by just two of the four intended mounting points?

#1 relies on the unknown integrity of this device when supported by only the two lower screws. It may not be designed to do that. #2 doesn't offer anything at all. While hollow-wall anchors can carry ...
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One out of four holes in this bracket miss the stud - what would you do?

Centre the top and bottom holes to the stud and use drywall anchors for the other two if needed. A stud is only an inch and a half wide, A screw right at the edge of a stud not much use. Could try to ...
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How to hang from ceiling when stud finder isn't working

Assuming you really want to use a joist... The outlet you show is probably mounted to a joist. Remove the cover and you should be able to see the joist on one side or another. Then measure over 16 ...
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Stopping / braking rope in pulley system

If the canoe is getting in the way, can you not put a second pulley wheel with the cord over it off to the side so you can pull the cord from the ground? Then you can just use a standard cleat.
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Safely hang a mirror that does not have hooks

I mounted a similar mirror to a wall by drilling symmetrically-spaced holes through the frame (about one per six inches of frame perimeter) and screwing the mirror directly to the drywall using ...
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Safely hang a mirror that does not have hooks

Another option is a french cleat. You really, really, don't want mirrors to fall off the wall. They shatter and explode and if there is any biological unit in the area they are likely to get cut (not ...
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Can I hang this heavy and deep cabinet on this wall safely?

These plastic anchors can support up to 435 pounds (green) in concrete. Just make sure to use more than one :) If you choose something like a Tapcon screw then it really gets impressive: Just be ...
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How can I support a clothes rod on hollow drywall?

Wall construction matters a lot for this project If you don't know how your wall is built, you have to find out. To hang such a heavy item securely you must use different techniques if you have brick, ...
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