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How to replace middle picture window

New construction windows typically have a nailing fin which is attached to the external sheathing. This flange is hidden under your siding and molding. What you received seems to be a pocket ...
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How can I bolt a microwave to the upper cabinet if the bolt hole is stripped?

Had the same issue recently. Offering my solution to future readers... I ended up getting a threaded insert nut and screwed it through the existing microwave panel hole. Needed to get a bolt that ...
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2 plus inch gap on garage floor and walls

The 2" gap is created by the code required foundation insulation. What you see is typical, sad but true. To dress it up you could remove about 1/2" of it by scratching it out, (some may need ...
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Hanging Chandelier by Threaded Rod

If the rod is attached by a box stud to the back of a metal box that is in turn fastened securely to the structure it should be fine for 75 pounds. In other words I would regard the back of a metal ...
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Hanging Chandelier by Threaded Rod

You're going to have to remove the box and replace it. No box I know of that is secured to a single stud will support 75lbs. That's almost certainly why they want extra support; they're assuming you ...
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Hanging Chandelier by Threaded Rod

The junction box is not there for mechanical support. It's made to enclose electrical connections and you shouldn't expect it to be mounted in such a way to support more weight than that. What does &...
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Hanging Chandelier by Threaded Rod

The only time I would chance using an existing box would be if it is a fan rated box. 75 lbs is a lot of weight and many boxes are only “tagged” in with 16 penny nails I use the term tagged as they ...
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Hanging Chandelier by Threaded Rod

I suspect the point here is to have a redundancy. If for whatever reason the jb were to rip out of the ceiling there would be a secondary mechanism that prevents your 75# light from falling and ...
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