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Troubleshooting why my hammock fell

If you can get to the far side of the wall, I would suggest using an EYE BOLT like this, along with a big chunky washer to spread the load as much as possible. If the far side of the wall is ...
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Why does the rest of the circuit go off when my new light switch is on?

I believe your dimmer is usable as a 3way, but your circuit to the light it controls is not. The black from the dimmer and the 2 other black wires should be tied together. The red from the dimmer ...
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Troubleshooting why my hammock fell

Looking at the presumed material the mounting bolt was going through, and the length of the threads on the eye screw, the eye screw was barely getting to the framing that really mattered. I would ...
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Troubleshooting why my hammock fell

That eye screw is adequate (barely), but only if it's piloted properly, and only until movement wiggles the hole big enough for what happened to happen. Proper piloting into softwood is just slightly ...
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Do both sides of a frameless shower door need to be supported by studs?

If you have access to the other side of the studless wall (e.g. it's a bedroom or hallway), it would cost you far less to simply remove some drywall, add a stud or blocking, repair the drywall, and ...
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Do both sides of a frameless shower door need to be supported by studs?

Your #2 post shows not available to me, but the #1 that is semi frameless will be able to be used. Any semi frameless, or slider with vertical metal on both ends supports the weight. You will need ...
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Is my light switch box grounded and how to use the ground wires properly

You've got a brown Bakelite, non metal, switch box that doesn't need to be grounded. The two cables coming into the box have bare copper grounds crimped together. The best way to connect a switch ...
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prehung door does not fit in frame after shimming hinge side of the door

You shimmed your door too tight. You didn't do anything "wrong" other than not understand that doors do not snugly barely fit in door frames. That opening barely fits your door (which is ...
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Home Preparation For Air Conditioner Installation

To check the insulation efficiency Without AC running you should have about 15-20 dgr Delta between outside and inside. For example outside is 85F the inside should be about 70F, to know you have good ...
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