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New apartment - Dry lined walls

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by .Griff., Nov 15, 2004.

  1. .Griff.

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    Forgive me if this is either in the wrong place or I didn't search extensively enough.

    I have a 30" LCD screen that I want to wall mount once my apartment is fully finished. I've been popping round regularly to see it in construction and it apparent they are using "dry lining" to construct the walls. I've spoken to the site agent who was quite helpful and told me the following. The gap between the plasterboard and block work is 60mm obviously seperated by battoning and insulation.

    Whats the best method of attaching the screen to the wall? Locate battoning and screw through that and into block work?
     
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    Hi Griffbo,

    If you can get a fixing or two into the studs then that's job done as a 60mm timber is more than enough to hold a 30" LCD (with decent screws of course). Trouble is they're never in the correct place for what you want to hang.

    If you can't do this then there are specialist plasterboard fixings. Look in the local DIY store and see what they are rated for. I've seen some wide screw in rawplugs for plasterboard that are said to be able to hold a kitchen wall cuboard (I don't know if I trust them for that...). They should be okay for what you want though as long as the plasterboard is of the thicker variety ~ 12.5mm.

    Hatcher
     
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    Its interesting to note that on the Sharp Aquos web site, it mentions - as one of the benefits of LCD over Plasma, is that an LCD is lighter and can be easily fixed to plasterboard without any extra reinforcement!

    As mentioned, kitchen cupboards are frequently fixed to plasterboard - a 30" screen is potentially lighter than a cupboard full of tins.
     
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    Thanks guys. I'll have to wait until I get the keys and then have a good look at the wall in question.
     
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    And frequently fall off sometime later! I'd never screw a kitchen cupboard just into plasterboard, some of the fixings at least should be into the battons.

    If you know where you want the TV mounted, now is the time to check if there is a stud in a convienient place and if not get the builders to put a noggin between the nearest two studs at the appropriate height.
     
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    Or if you come to it too late, you could locate the 2 closest studs and fix a battern between the 2 then mount your LCD onto that- more secure than a plasterboard fixing.
    If you were desperate to get it as close as you can to the wall you can cut a channel into the plasterboard to recess the battern.

    If the wall isn't built and you know where it's going now would be a great time to get a conduit fitted for your cabling - much easier to do that before they seal the wall than to pull it all apart and make good later!
     
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    Thanks again,

    It's almost completed now so unfortunately the walls up and finished. I intend to cut a channel for cables anyway so should I try and locate 2 verticals batons and insert a horizontal baton between them at the correct height?
     
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    I mounted a 42" plasma to a dry lined wall using Fischer Twistloc plugs and 7x70mm coach bolts. This combo was amazing to the extent that before we hung the panel I hung from the wall mount myself (80kg) and tried to pull it off the wall and it didn't budge a millimetre.

    This was the first time I had use these plugs following advice from on here. I now wouldn't use anything else for mounting weighty items onto such walls.
     
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    On some new build there are no timber studs - just plasterboard eg 'Paramount' partition

    As long as a proper toggle or umbrella plug is used, then the fixing will not come out.

    And then there is always Gripfil (No More Nails) :eek:
     
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    Steve im just about to attempt to hang my 42" plasma from a dry lined wall. Waqs this just straight into the dry lining ordid you manage to fix it to the battons.

    Where am i likely to be able to get hold of the plugs and bolts.
     
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    I had no batons to fix to, so yes it went straight into the plasterboard. The bolts you can get from B&Q, the plugs are more difficult to find, and I can't remember now where I got mine from. I'm sure if you Google Fischer Twistlock something will come up. Good luck.
     
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    most battens are typically 400 to 450 wide centres, that means you shouldn't have to have you screen more than 225mm off the desired placing and still be able to fix at least one side of the bracket to a stud, with the other on several umbrella style plasterboard fixings. I woulndt bother with the larger screw in type plasterboard fixings, these are very light weight in my opion and im a joiner
     

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