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Anyone put a 17" LCD screen on a Plasterboard Wall?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by w3dal, May 9, 2005.

  1. w3dal

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    Hi All,

    Bought a 17" LCD screen at the weekend for the bedroom and managed to get the LCD bracket for half price - :thumbsup:

    Looking at the instructions it says not to fix the bracket to a plasterboard wall.

    This is a pain as i was planning to fix it to a plasterboard wall.

    Has anyone actually gone and fixed there screen to a plasterboard wall without any problems?? I was planning on using some special wall plugs and decent screws.

    Thanks

    Dal :thumbsup:
     
  2. SteveW70

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    I have recently hung two 17" LCD's on plasterboard walls.
    They were only standard straight wall type ones mind you.
    If you were using a fancy swivel arm type bracket then the leverage might cause a problem !!!
    Just make sure you use decent metal redi-drive fixings and you should be fine.
     
  3. w3dal

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    thanks for posting steve....

    thought it would be ok. There not that heavy!

    Dal
     
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    I have a 26 inch on plasterboard, although I am using the timbers as extra suport.
     
  5. w3dal

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    dont know if ill be able to find the timbers - dont even know i i have them.

    Its a new build and not that impressed with the quality so far.......

    ill give it a go and hope for the best. its not very heavy!

    Dal
     
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    Hello Dal,
    I hope your "stud wall" has timbers in it or make sure you're not in the room when its windy outside - LOL.

    Seriously though if you do some gentle tapping on the wall you should be able to find where the timbers are.
     
  7. w3dal

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    cheers mate. its the wall between the lounge and the bedroom.

    i shall have a go when i get in.

    not used to all this DIY - LOL
     
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    No probs, you're welcome :smashin:
     
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    I mounted my Sharp 32" LCD onto a plasterboard wall. I found two upright supporting timbers and screwed a bit of 1/2" plywood to the uprights, then screwed the bracket to the ply. It's rock solid - touch wood - and shows no signs of falling off yet! :smashin:

    Here's a pic.....
    [​IMG]
     
  10. w3dal

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    that looks wicked fella....

    Dal
     
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    I think the instructions refer more to the use of plasterboard fixings than mounting to plasterboard walls utilising the timbers ;)
    You can get BIG plasterboard fixings used for fixing curtain tracks to flimsy ceilings though, or even put bolts through to the other side if it's not gonna look too 'orrible :)
     
  12. w3dal

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    cant do that fella, well look rubbish in my lounge - :thumbsup: ]

    ill get some decent wall plugs and screws - its not a heavy screen.

    Dal
     
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    Some new houses have plasterboard secured using dabs of plaster on the brickwork. Why cant you drill through the plaster board and plug a wall plug into the brick/block work?

    Rajibear
     
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    needs to go on the wall which is plasterboard. this seperates my bedroom to my lounge as i live in a flat
     
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    sod wall plugs, you want plasterboard fixings, the metal ones that screw in before you screw into them, not the ones you drill and just push in chap :)
     
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    I'll go back to my original post (No. 2) LOL
     
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    Thats the case on an external wall but this is an internal wall and will probably be just plasterboard on a timber frame (stud wall) :smashin:
     
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    thanks for all the help guess. cant tell where the timeber wood is on the wall....

    I assume i can get these metal redi-drive from good old B&Q??

    Thanks

    Dal
     
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    A lot of new houses/flats do not use stud work in the conventional sense, the plasterboard panels slot into a galvanised metal framework, which bolts to the floor and ceiling joists. The panels are then taped and filled on the joints. No wood to provide extra stregnth :mad:
     
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    David,

    I would say your spot on. lets hope it will hold my screen!

    Dal
     
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    Hi Dal,

    If you cant find any timber or metal studs to screw into then redi-drives will be fine.
    Just make sure you buy the decent metal ones and yes i'm sure B&Q will sell them. :smashin:
     
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    thanks Steve and the others for your advice. plan to put this up on thursday night. ill pop a picture up on here when its done to show my handy work - :thumbsup:

    Dal
     
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    I've recently rented out an apartment and did loads of plaster board fixing. I would definitely recommend you use either of these two fixings [​IMG] and obviously use the heaviest duty ones possible to be on the safe side. If you think there might be wooden battens you could try a stud finder but in my opinion they're not great. You'd be better off knocking then use something like an awl to push through the plaster board to see if there's wood behind. The small holes you'll make can be easily filled in and it's a lot better than a smashed TV!
     
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    thanks for all yout help and info

    I think i have got the correct bits for putting the bracket up - will post back when its done. should be doing it tonight.

    Thanks

    Dal
     
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    Here is the finished article on the wall with the cables all nice and tidy.

    Thanks to all for there help and advice on how to put this up onto my plasterboard bedroom wall - :thumbsup:

    Dal
     

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    Oops, a bit late with this reply, but as a person about to move into their second timber frame house..... I have found this little beggar invaluable for all wall mounting:

    http://www.stanleytools.com/default...=77-110&SDesc=IntelliSensor®+Stud+Sensor

    Less than a tenner in ASDA!


    Finds the joists in the stud walls easily. I have mounted my 8 foot Draper manual screen by screwing one side into a joist, and the other side into one of those metal fixings mentioned earlier (the large, metal hollow screw that you screw into the plasterboard, then screw a normal screw into it).... No problems ever in 3 years, and it probably weighs far more than a 26" LCD. And that includes yanking the screen down really hard, as can often happen once a good few beers have been sunk.... "Let's watch something mindless & violent!!!! :D
     

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