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Cheapish wall mounting brackets?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by torrent, Jan 3, 2003.

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    I can't believe the price of these things. How can they justify £300 - 500 for what is essentially a simple bracket. I appreciate that it has to hold 30Kgs of screen but even so.

    So, does anyone have a good resource as to where I can purchase a universal (as in generic, not the manufacturer) wall mounting bracket at a reasonable price?

    Thanks
     
  2. jmack

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    nexnix do the unicol bracket its about 130 i think i paid
     
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    Thanks, that looks like what I am after. Are these safe to fit to plasterboard walls?
     
  4. jmack

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    not straight on to plaster board no.
    find the studs hopefully they will be in the same place as the holes on the bracket.
    there a few threads on this if you look
     
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    Just because it is plasterboard doesn't mean it is a stud wall!

    Most new houses have a breezeblock construction for the load bearing walls, and then the plasterboard is glued to the breezeblock using plaster as glue around the edges of the board. It you have a solid sound when you knock the wall every 12-16 inches, you have probably got studs. If the gap is any larger then no studs, just a 20mm gap between the board and the breezeblocks.

    Kind Regards,

    James
     
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    OMG what a blimmin' nightmare.

    Thanks for the info. I never realised I would have to take a degree in Audio and Video Electronics as well as become a construction engineer just to install my Plasma. :)
     

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