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  1. General DIY Discussions
    I'm looking to hang a light canvas print in a basement bedroom that contains the circuit breaker. I'm wanting to hammer a nail into a stud that's about 2.5 feet away from the circuit breaker. Is this safe to do or should I avoid this stud in case it's a wire/pipe? To clarify, I'm going to hang...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    The inner side of an exterior wall in my house has, behind the plasterboard, a kind of masonry which I'd like to identify. I attach pictures. It looks like concrete but it's quite easy to drill: I can very easily drill it with a 2mm wood/metal drill bit in a HAND (i.e., not electric) drill...
  3. Building & Construction
    I need to hang a radiator (160cm wide, 50cm high, total weight around 35kg) via two brackets to a plasterboard wall. The wall is external, so that it has studs (about 12mm deep and 50mm wide) behind the plasterboard and then bricks behind the studs. I am lucky enough to have studs in...
  4. 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...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    I'm looking for a simple bracket to mount a really heavy whiteboard on my cubicle wall. I know exactly what I want, but it doesn't seem to be out there. Can anyone help me find or maybe suggest how I could make without a metal bending break? The brackets should look something like this...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    All I wanted to do was hang some curtains. I've got a cheap mounting kit from Target, with screws and plastic anchors and I started drilling a 3/16" hole in the wall. I got about half an inch in with no problem and then I hit something hard. It doesn't feel like metal, but then I have limited...
  7. Carpentry
    Hi All, I hope the following desription makes sense and I can take some pictures tomorrow if it does not. I am renovating a 90+ Year Old home. The stairs to the attic are constructed in three sections (3 Stairs, platform & 90 degree turn, 9 Stairs, another platform & 90 Degree turn, and 3...
  8. Carpentry
    Thanks everyone ahead of time. This is making me feel stupid but I tried to replace an exterior door, just the door. I got the exact same dimensions and I was able to hang the door on the hinges....but it doesn't close :( I noticed that the space between the door edge and the hinge on the...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    I have an old bathroom mirror that was framed by adhering the frame directly to the glass. Hence, when you see it from behind, all you see is the mirror, no frame edge. Here's the dilemma: I can't add hangers because there is no wood for them to screw into. I can't use plastic clips because...
  10. Drywall & Plaster
    I've got some gaps between sheets in my new ceiling install. My question is how much gap is acceptable before I have to pre-fill these before taping? The gaps are generally 1/4" - 3/8". If I need to prefill, what is the best material to use? Rock is 5/8" if that matters. Thanks in advance.
  11. Carpentry
    Hi, I've been stripping, painting and re-hanging some doors in a 50s apartment. For most of them I've been able to strip back the hinges to the bare steel, polish them and re-use, so it's been easy to rehang. But on these big double doors, the hinges are too rusted and crappy to salvage. I've...
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