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post #1 of 12 Old 10-05-2019, 01:56 PM - Thread Starter
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Cool tip- made my day!

Cleaning up some of the wire birds nests around here. Always a pain in the butt to get the key holes to line up for mounting. Found today on you tube. Piece of paper over whatever. power strip here. Pencil or chalk over the two. I used my pool table chalk. Worked great. I was actually excited. All the times guessing and not being quite right are over. Sorry if you are already were aware of this. Sometimes it is the simple things.
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-08-2019, 10:26 AM
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Nice. Seems obvious, but I've never done it.
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I use that method to hang pictures and other things.

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Sorry, a bit dense here, but intrigued. What was the problem this solves and how do I do it?
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Sorry, a bit dense here, but intrigued. What was the problem this solves and how do I do it?

Line up the mounting keyholes (on the back) of something. Making a "template" by rubbing the pencil or chalk on the paper. When finished, you use the piece of paper to mark the two mounting holes on the wall, desk, etc..Use a nail or awl to poke a hole through the paper onto the mounting surface. Holes line up perfectly.
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Line up the mounting keyholes (on the back) of something. Making a "template" by rubbing the pencil or chalk on the paper. When finished, you use the piece of paper to mark the two mounting holes on the wall, desk, etc..Use a nail or awl to poke a hole through the paper onto the mounting surface. Holes line up perfectly.
Oh I get it now ha ha. Never tried this before but yeah, pretty good solution. Great idea man cheers!
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Ah! thanks. Now it makes sense.

It didn't at first since I don't normally wall mount, and I do recall most stuff already include a paper template for this (which may be a part of the box). Though this makes sense long after you buy it and the box and instructions have been long recycled away.
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And all this time I have been using a tape measure, like a cave man!
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Tape measure works, but some of us require measuring a million times because we just can't seem to make marks the right distance away. This is a more graphical way.
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It’s impossible to screw up the distance between holes using this method.
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It’s impossible to screw up the distance between holes using this method.
Especially handy with something that has 4 holes like the large surge protector in my added picture.
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Or holes in a weird pattern
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