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Mounting on plasterboard wall

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by makey, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. makey

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    Hi lads i have i 26" lcd screen that i want to fit onto my bedroom wall
    can anyone tell me will this be alright to do
    how and what screws etc will i need
    also how do you find beams behind plasterboard to screw into
    and how far apart are they
    dont want to start making holes in walls
    any help would be grateful
    thank
     
  2. woody67

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    There are a number of threads on this in this section and also the LCD and Plasma sections.

    Ideally you should screw into something solid - ie a timber stud or any wall behind the plasterboard.

    Some people maintain that it is best to cut the plasterboard and fit a timber stud if there is none there already, an alternative is a piece of ply or mdf board fitted at the back.

    But I would say that proper heavy duty plasterboard plugs could may well do the job, but you would have to check the weight and load spec of the fixing.

    You would find the timber studs by using a suitable detector, looking for any obvious bulges or nail head marks, or measuring from the end of the wall - studs are normally spaced at 400 or 450mm centres horizontally, and 900 vertically
     
  3. Johnny Thunder

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    A lot of sheeting is 1200mm.(pain in the .......... when it comes to putting
    fastfix boxes in for light switches)
    Do what Woody says mate, try to get hold of a stud locator.
    Try knocking on the wall in various places, you may be able to hear/feel
    where the studwork is.

    Johnny.
     
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    You can now get someting called ADVERTISING SPAM which is made just for drylined walls. It is dead easy to use and can be found on the net.
    Cheers
    Richard

    FAO Richard.....please heed the advice given and contact the forum advertising team....if you choose not to,you WILL be banned.
     

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