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help needed!! mounting plasma to studded wall?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by loxster, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. loxster

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    hi all,
    is there anyone out there who can give me ideas on how to mount a 37pv500 to my false wall safely?

    i thought maybe i could take a section of the wall out and reinforce the spars,when the skirting bds are removed i can see where the down spars are,so maybe with a bit of luck if these happen to be in the right place for the bracket i could fasten directly into them!is this going to be strong enough?
    ive been advised that because the weight is spread over a large area and it is hanging weight(much like kitchen wall units when full)i should be ok.
    surely a fully loaded wall unit(pots+pans etc)will weigh as much if not more than the plasma?
    as you can see im in a bit of a dilemma,floor stand/pedestal arnt options, its got to be wall mounted.

    please help!!!!

    thanks loxster :lease:
     
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    Loxster
    I've not done this,mine is mounted on brick,but I have seen many threads on precisely this subject.I'm not trying to be unhelpful,but if you search this forum for 'stud wall' you will find many helpful threads.
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    my 42pv500 is mounted on a stud wall with no probs at all.
    my wall mount is only screwed into one stud in three holes and the other holes are fixed with spring wing fixings
     
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    I am in the process of doing this at the moment and should be finished tonight (if my wall bracket arrives in time).
    I am sure moranogs mothod above will be more than sufficient but for paice of mind, I have removed a section of plasterboard the same sise as the mounting bracket and replaced it with plywood which spans over two studs. The wall bracket will then be screwed directly into this. I am sure this is overkill but I remember after mounting my projector on the ceiling I put a big pile of cushions under it for this first couple of nights. I think I am just paranoid about my expensive equipment hitting the floor.
     
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    thanks sandman,
    youve done a similar thing that id thought about- i was going to take a section of the plasterboard out and replace with 18-20mm mdf( or something as solid) hopefully i could fasten this to at least 2 of the down spars(putting as many screws as possible into these) maybe if im lucky enough i could drop the cables down while the hole is visible and make a smaller hole centrally below the screen for the cables to come out of to connect to my kit!
    like i keep refering to....i will need luck!!!!!!!!!
    this should hold it dont you think?
    loxster.
     

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