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shelf without drilling

Postby naanwar » Fri, 26 Jul 2013 9:42 am

What are the options to install a simple shelf on a concrete wall without drilling?
Needs to withstand about 2 Kg.
The DIY shop's website did not offer a solution.
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Postby the lynx » Fri, 26 Jul 2013 9:57 am

Ikea has many designs of wall-leaning shelves for you to choose.

Apart from that, I don't think one can install a proper shelf on a wall without drilling.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:19 am

Sounds like somebody is making a man cave in the bomb shelter. :wink:

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:26 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Sounds like somebody is making a man cave in the bomb shelter. :wink:


My thoughts too. I hope not the poor maid/tenant though...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:44 am

Agreed, but on the other thread about the bomb shelter filter, he wants to be able to run his PC in there or something. I think that would be overkill if he was putting his maid in the windowless cave. I would probably convert mine to do the same if I had one.

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Postby naanwar » Fri, 26 Jul 2013 1:04 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Agreed, but on the other thread about the bomb shelter filter, he wants to be able to run his PC in there or something. I think that would be overkill if he was putting his maid in the windowless cave. I would probably convert mine to do the same if I had one.


Nope. Not a man cave. I wish! bomb shelter has been converted into a food pantry and luggage storage

Getting a poor signal from my wireless router which is next to the broadband fibre's terminal point in the back of the condo. 2 vents in the bomb shelter. one vent connects to the maids room. So relocating the router into the living room by snaking the Ethernet cable through the maids room and the vents.

The shelf is for the wireless router.

so nothing exciting...boring stuff.

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 26 Jul 2013 2:59 pm

Why do you need to have the router on a shelf? Fix it with few zip-ties to the shelter vent cover.

PS. Home / power plug + access point / repeater not a good solution? With wifi you will not utilize the fiber's potential anyway.

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 26 Jul 2013 3:52 pm

x9200 wrote:Why do you need to have the router on a shelf? Fix it with few zip-ties to the shelter vent cover.


Or you could use those hanging racks used in showers.

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 26 Jul 2013 4:28 pm

x9200 wrote:Why do you need to have the router on a shelf? Fix it with few zip-ties to the shelter vent cover.

PS. Home / power plug + access point / repeater not a good solution? With wifi you will not utilize the fiber's potential anyway.


while part timiing some where .. in a famous furniture maker's Big boss home, in SG, did somethng like that, and the guy went "ah, cannot, my IT guy says Routers must be placed straight up or signals will go haywire .. fix it properly .. "

Yah, it was hidden out of view and with enough ventilation too

Oh, to OP: make sure you have enough ventilation or your router may fry .. ;)

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:44 pm

naanwar wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Agreed, but on the other thread about the bomb shelter filter, he wants to be able to run his PC in there or something. I think that would be overkill if he was putting his maid in the windowless cave. I would probably convert mine to do the same if I had one.


Nope. Not a man cave. I wish! bomb shelter has been converted into a food pantry and luggage storage

Getting a poor signal from my wireless router which is next to the broadband fibre's terminal point in the back of the condo. 2 vents in the bomb shelter. one vent connects to the maids room. So relocating the router into the living room by snaking the Ethernet cable through the maids room and the vents.

The shelf is for the wireless router.

so nothing exciting...boring stuff.


Sounds like overkill and you'll still have less than top notch wireless speeds. Instead, acquire a pair of powerline ethernet adapters, available all over Funan, and then buy a second router. You set a static IP address on the router, kill DHCP and plug it into the powerline adapter. Voila.. great wifi at both ends of the condo.

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zip ties

Postby naanwar » Sat, 27 Jul 2013 2:29 pm

x9200 wrote:Why do you need to have the router on a shelf? Fix it with few zip-ties to the shelter vent cover.

PS. Home / power plug + access point / repeater not a good solution? With wifi you will not utilize the fiber's potential anyway.


THE BOSS in my household shut the zip tie idea down....She kinda told me this "You can come up with a solution better than that!!"....

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Postby naanwar » Sat, 27 Jul 2013 2:32 pm

nakatago wrote:
x9200 wrote:Why do you need to have the router on a shelf? Fix it with few zip-ties to the shelter vent cover.


Or you could use those hanging racks used in showers.[/quote

This simple solution may fly with the THE BOSS as long as the hanger is "Cute".

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Postby naanwar » Sat, 27 Jul 2013 2:33 pm

ecureilx wrote:
x9200 wrote:Why do you need to have the router on a shelf?

Oh, to OP: make sure you have enough ventilation or your router may fry .. ;)


Yes - Thanks. I have been warned that these routers do get hot.

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Postby naanwar » Sat, 27 Jul 2013 2:38 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
naanwar wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Agreed, but on the other thread about the bomb shelter filter, he wants to be able to run his PC in there or something. I think that would be overkill if he was putting his maid in the windowless cave. I would probably convert mine to do the same if I had one.


Nope. Not a man cave. I wish! bomb shelter has been converted into a food pantry and luggage storage

Getting a poor signal from my wireless router which is next to the broadband fibre's terminal point in the back of the condo. 2 vents in the bomb shelter. one vent connects to the maids room. So relocating the router into the living room by snaking the Ethernet cable through the maids room and the vents.

The shelf is for the wireless router.

so nothing exciting...boring stuff.


Sounds like overkill and you'll still have less than top notch wireless speeds. Instead, acquire a pair of powerline ethernet adapters, available all over Funan, and then buy a second router. You set a static IP address on the router, kill DHCP and plug it into the powerline adapter. Voila.. great wifi at both ends of the condo.


Thanks. I researched your solution and in the HardwareZone forum there were lot of complaints. I guess it depends on the electrical wiring in the house. I will research this once I settle down and see how it goes.

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Re: thanks

Postby nakatago » Sat, 27 Jul 2013 2:41 pm

naanwar wrote:This simple solution may fly with the THE BOSS as long as the hanger is "Cute".


Maybe you'll see something in Daiso or Ikea then. :wink:


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