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Anchor bolts are the language of love....



Until recently, I foolishly assumed that since the laundry area shelves and brackets were 1.5 inch thick solid wood, that they had been properly anchored to the wall by the previous owners.

Long story short, they weren't! :angry-cussingblack:

 They are now, and I'm extremely grateful that no one was hurt when one of the brackets holding up a fully loaded shelf pulled itself out of the wall. :pray: 

Everyone, please check to make sure your shelves are secure! 



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    • Palimpsest


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      That is really interesting.  I wish we could send this part to Shrader with his devotion to colloidal silver.  

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    • formergothardite


      11 minutes ago, catlady said:

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