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  1. Building & Construction
    Hi Everyone - I have some newbie questions if someone has a moment. I'm pretty sure I'm not supposed to use J or L anchors on an existing foundation - is that correct ? I imagine I would have to drill a pretty wide hole. I'm looking for an anchor that would allow me to unbolt the structure...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    My house has concrete walls with a thick layer of stucco on top. I am trying to install an awning that requires 4 anchor bolts. I tried using 4" Tapcon anchor bolts. The awning came with a type of expanding concrete anchor bolts. One issue is that the layer of stucco is quite thick. Maybe 2-3"...
  3. Building & Construction
    I'm building plans for a 20' x 10' greenhouse. I'm wanting to use 5/8" x 10" anchor bolts and I'm not sure how to design it. I have a 2x10 sill plate and a 2x4 wall on top of it. I've designed 3 options for using the bolts but I'm not sure if I'm causing a structural issue or not. Can I? 1)...
  4. Windows and Doors
    Today, for the second time, I've had my bathroom pocket door trap me inside my bathroom. I had to chop my way out because I didn't have anyone on the other side to help take the door off other than my wife to hand me a hammer and hand saw. (Hollow core pocket door.) To say the least, this is...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    Hi, I need to hang a heavy bathroom mirror. I'd say it's at least 40 lbs. This mirror has a frame and the frame has built-in hangers that are designed to fit over the head of a screw. (like this: https://imgur.com/a/xX5Ut) For hanging this, I can't put screws into studs because they don't...
  6. Building & Construction
    I have a 28" x 73" garage entry door that I'd like to replace, for many reasons, but have a few locational problems: The entry door is almost as far forward on the right wall as can be, right behind the vehicle door, whose original track was too low and interfered with the installation of a...
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