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Cost for Plasma on Wall

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by themmings, Dec 13, 2002.

  1. themmings

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    Has anybody had first hand experience of how much builders tend to charge [£] to prepare a plasterboard wall for hanging a plasma to its wall mount bracket.

    I ain't gonna be responsible for pulling half my living room wall down and smashing my new £5+k toy all over the floor.

    I can't even spell DYI - let alone do it :D

    Tim
     
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    Depends on how much work it involves , I usually give an estimate first. The last one I did was about £500 , that included hiding the cables.
     
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    Thanks installer09:

    Can you give me an idea of what you had to do to the plasterboard wall to prepare it for hanging?

    Tim :D
     
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    Depends on how the wall is constructed , is it dry lined or a timber framed wall? the last one I did was dry lined so I used long fixings that went through into the main wall , then I ran all the cables down the cavity. If it is timber framed and you are very lucky the uprights may be in a good position to fix to, if not I cut out a section of plaster board and fit cross members between the uprights in the desired position.
     
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    Installer09:

    Not too sure.

    It is an outside wall - seems like plasterboard and if you tap it you can definately hear a difference when you pass over some kind of beams.

    Tim

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    If its an outside wall it will be drylined , usually plasterboard is just stuck on to the wall with blobs of plaster , these are what you can here when you tap on the wall and your not getting a hollow sound , maybe . Difficult to say exactly though with out inspecting it.
     
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    There was a whole thread about this somewhere. I used one of the suggestions for my drylined wall. Got a length of 14mm dowell, cut 8 of 10cm lengths of it. Drilled just over 10cm into wall, filled hole with "no more nails". Hammered dowell in. Left to dry, then screwed wall mount into these. Once it was all set, I managed to pull up my entire 115kg (!!!) weight off it with no problems, so had no qualms about 35kg of plasma :).

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