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What's going on here? Nails for screws?


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Old 05-05-23, 05:19 PM
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What's going on here? Nails for screws?


This is inside my closet. Sticky white coated metal shelving brackets are normally screwed in place. This looks like some kind of nail. Can't imagine how they're designed to come out. What's the tool/trick?
 
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Old 05-05-23, 05:27 PM
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And do they sell just the hardware anyone know? I have plenty of the metal shelving but the brackets and support arms is all I need to add a few more shelves in my closets
 
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Old 05-05-23, 07:56 PM
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Lol these aren't cheap either. I can wait though. I know I've seen these parts all over town before garbage pickup.

Gotta still figure out the nail part if anyone knows. Forgot to ask while I was at home depot
 
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Old 05-05-23, 09:15 PM
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They are likely similar to these: https://www.homedepot.com/p/ClosetMaid-Pre-Loaded-2-in-H-Wall-Shelf-Brackets-with-Anchors-for-Wire-Shelving-2-Pack-26620/100146343

You may need to get an awl, pick or small flat screwdriver and try to pry the nail out. If you don't mind destroying it, use a sharp chisel to carve the plastic anchor away from around the head of the nail. Then once you expose the head of the nail you should be able to get a sidecutter or small prybar behind it.
 
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Old 05-06-23, 08:24 AM
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Why do they make them work nails, and in my case half are installed conveniently with screws? And how are they intended to be removed? Using chisels and pry bars doesn't seem intuitive
 
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Old 05-06-23, 02:25 PM
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Yeah using tools is so archaic.
 
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Old 05-14-23, 05:10 PM
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I'm now a closet shelving pro. Idk why they mixed and match hardware, prolly just did in in separate jobs but these nails are WAY easier in fact than screws and their nylon inserts. Just need a suitable pry tool like I have and a small hammer. I've just never used reusable nails like this.
 
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Old 05-14-23, 05:18 PM
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Oh, and this tool is one of the coolest tools I have. Well worth the $100 or so I spent years ago on it and have only used it a few times so far but very useful
 
 

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