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Do I need to find a stud if I’m hanging something on my wall?

If possible, it’s a good idea. But with hollow wall anchors, you can place most wall hangings anywhere you want, between...

 

What type of stud finder should I buy?

There are two different types, including electronic and magnetic stud finders. Electronic stud finders measure the capacitance in the wall, which is...

 
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I want to hang a picture without a stud support. What type of anchor should I use?

The different types of hollow wall anchors are rated to hold different weights. In general, expanding plastic sleeve anchors can usually only hold...

 
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What do the marks on the head of a bolt mean?

No marks is the least hard. Three marks is a medium hardness. Six marks is the hardest...

 

I need to replace this bolt on my car engine, what bolt do I use?

Automotive bolts are usually a fine...

 

Do you have a screw for an electrical outlet cover?

In most cases they are a 6 –...

 

I have looked for a specific size screw everywhere, but I can’t find one that is the right size. Can you help?

Let’s look to see if it’s a metric...

 

What does a lock washer do?

It helps to tighten the grip of the nut. If the screw needs to maintain lots of torque or if it’s going to vibrate, you should consider using a...

 

I have a bolt that is not threading in properly. Can I fix this?

Yes, a thread repair kit allows you to retap it, put in an insert and rebuild...

 

What do I use to hang a plant?

For small to medium size hangings, there are kits that include a toggle and a decorative hook. These often have screws so that you do not have to...

 
 
 


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