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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...

 

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...

 

I’ve broken the head off a bolt. Is there some way I can get it out?

You should use a bolt extractor kit. It has a tap and an insert with a left-hand thread so that it can be turned to remove the...

 
 
 


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