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Can I use toggle bolts to mount a tv on a barnwood wall?

No, you can not mount the TV the way you have described. Since you want the TV to articulate out from the wall, most of the force will be pull-out instead of shear. The barn boards are not attached to ...
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TV mount on wooden studs - what screws to use

I agree with unhandledexcepsean--I would use lag bolts for larger TVs. Some flat screens will be fine with the wood screws through the drywall into the stud not using the plastic expanding anchor. I ...
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How can I fix this loose chandelier mount?

With another floor above try removing the plate on the face of the box and see if there are some screws that are loose you can tighten, if no screws , push the box up is it hitting something? That ...
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Mounting 65” TV to 3/4” OSB

Rather than OSB, I'd use two lengths of 2x4 placed horizontally and screwed into the studs. Then attach your TV mounting bracket to the 2x4s with properly sized screws. While it will probably work, a ...
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What lag bolts to use when mounting 65" TV to drywall using plywood?

The plywood plan sounds fine. The lag bolts through the plywood into the studs need to be long enough to go through the plywood, through the drywall, and engage about 1-1/4" to 1-1/2" into the stud ...
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Can you hang a heavy punching bag where a ceiling fan mount is?

Ceiling fan boxes only have to support 35 lbs. ceiling fans (according to NEC), unless they are designed to support more. In which case they will be marked with the amount they can support, up to the ...
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How much weight is safe to hang from a 1/2 inch thick maple board mounted to the wall?

I would use a T-nut on the back. If you are using softwood, you can usually pull the nut flush by tightening hard. With hardwood this probably won't work, instead, counterbore with a Forstner bit just ...
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Are snap toggles a good way to mount a TV to metal studs?

Use a different bracket An articulating arm on a single stud is a bad idea. Maybe if it's mounted very well in a wood stud with four 1/4 inch lag screws, maybe. Definitely not on a metal stud and ...
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Can I mount this weight lifting rack to 3 studs instead of 4?

If the manufacturer can't help you out with specifics for your 24" OC studs, then I'd suggest running 2x4" or 2x6" horizontally across the wall at each level where there are to be bolts ...
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Mount for a drill with 50 mm collar

You don't want an SDS plus chuck, that drill is going to be mostly for drilling masonry. You could get an adapter to use regular bits with the SDS chuck but it's not what you really want. There ...
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Articulating Mount 65" led TV - 1 stud

Plan 2 (solid plywood) for the win. That kind of weight (with extra leverage) would be terrible in just drywall with a single stud. Speaking of leverage, if you can consider making the strip of ply a ...
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Drilling, hit metal running vertical floor to ceiling

Quick version: You have metal studs. Install tips below. Long version: This is a good question with a lot of detailed information; kudos. Perhaps I am missing something, but the information ...
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Help mounting tv above fireplace

Studs above a fireplace are often placed flat instead of on edge against the brick/chimney. This is done so the wall can be thinner in that area. So I think you are you are right in saying you think ...
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How to mount TV on brick

Feedback: sounds like a good idea. But I suggest you use as big fasteners as possible, as your moment on them will be quite high...the load being so far from the anchors themselves. Something at ...
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How to Hang TV on SIP wall

Just mount it to the wall with short lag bolts. 3/4" OSB is a solid mounting surface unless you soak it with water. Since you did not specify drywall thickness, you basically want a lag bolt ...
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Okay that TV wobbles when articulating wall mount is extended?

If the TV weighs less than or equal to what the mount is rated for, it should be fine. However. You could upgrade to a sturdier mount rated for yet more weight, (increasing the safety factor) and ...
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How to secure 20 lb light fixture install?

I'd try for mounting into a joist. There's one joist that the box is mounted to, so might luck out and have one very close to where you want the lights and be able to put an eye screw into some wood. ...
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How to secure 20 lb light fixture install?

Toggle bolts. Put them in the drywall on either end. There's no chance it will pull out. Let me expand on this by telling you a true story. I bought a house that had been reposessed by the bank. I ...
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How do I mount a 70" TV to wall when the studs are in the wrong place?

Most every mount I've seen has several holes through which it can be secured to studs. This is to account for different stud spacing, as well as allow for several lateral positions so that the TV is ...
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How to hang a projector screen (cloth) with a few inches away from the wall?

I would fasten a "furring strip" (a piece of perhaps 2x2) to the wall at the top of the screen. Make it the same width as the screen, but screw it into the studs inside the wall (NOT just into the ...
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Seeking clever ideas \ suggestions to pole mount water timer

I have a battery powered timer that is similar to what you have and it looked not so sturdy so I purchased a hose hanger like this and drilled 2 holes for the hose to enter and exit. The small storage ...
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TV wall mount problem. (Studs too far apart)

The best way to deal with this problem is to first mount a suitable piece of 3/4" plywood on the wall such that it spans to studs where it can be securely attached. The TV mount can then be mounted to ...
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Suggestions for properly mounting 4' shop light

Replace that goofy Edison socket with a coverplate for a receptacle. Now you have a dual receptacle that is switched by the garage light switch. Hang the lamps by chains. And then plug their plugs ...
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Mounting Computer Under Particle Board Desk

While there's no problem mounting things to particle board as others have described, 1/2" is just too thin to work with. I would mount another board under your desk using construction or wood glue, at ...
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Bulge in drywall after mounting tv

You do not need to be concerned, assuming that your lag screw is anchored into the framing. That's a result of a pre-existing gap behind the drywall. Maybe some insulation or a wrinkle in the vapor ...
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Help mounting tv above fireplace

Most important You need to look at the requirements of your TV mount. If you're mounting into the 1.5" depth of a stud on the flat instead of the 3.5" depth of a stud on edge, your mounting bolts ...
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How much weight is safe to hang from a 1/2 inch thick maple board mounted to the wall?

Thanks for the help and suggestions. I ended up using carriage bolts. They were readily available. I will use the suggested T-nuts on the next one. I slightly counterbored the back-side - first ...
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Can I mount a large TV on flat studs with lag screws?

Yes, that's fine, assuming you pilot properly. You'd ordinarily only be going that deep into lumber anyway. Pre-drill slightly smaller than the screw shaft diameter (not the threads).
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How to install skinny cylinder surface mount ceiling light?

The one thing you cannot do in the US (Canada's electrical code is very similar to the US's and I'd imagine is 100% in agreement on this), is to install this without an electrical box by putting some ...
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How can I reinforce my outdoor fan mounted to 2x8 so it doesn't wobble?

There's a concerning lack of a junction box here, for the first thing. Install a fan rated junction box connected to the framing.
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