ok to mount a screen on plaster wall?

Anim

Member
Hey all

I got my Da-lite 90" screen here and want to finally put it up on the wall only its a plasterboard wall. This should be ok with the correct raw plugs shouldnt it??? :confused: ??

Anybody know which raw plug / screw combo works best? off to B&Q today to get em.

Ta
Anim
 

Malky1903

Novice Member
Can't remember the name of them but you need the type of fixing that when you put in a screw, 'wings' come out and fix in behind the plasterboard.
 

Knyght_byte

Novice Member
if its a manual screen my advice would be dont pull it up and down too often...lol
 

Arttu

Standard Member
Malabbey said:
Can't remember the name of them but you need the type of fixing that when you put in a screw, 'wings' come out and fix in behind the plasterboard.
I think you call them butterflies
 

fallwood

Novice Member
Best kind of plasterboard plugs are the metal screw in type, they have a large spiral thread and you screw them into the plasterboard like a self tapping screw (drill a pilot first) then you screw the supplied bolt into the plug, dont know if they sell them at B&Q as I get them from my local hardware shop. Heres a link to screwfix who stock them http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat...0VDSEHCJO2C1SIIQ?cId=100067&ts=01118&id=11923

They give a very strong fixing , I have fixed shelves with them in my understairs cupboard and they are supporting some serious weight.
 

fallwood

Novice Member
Anim said:
Thanks guys

I might go out and get the ones falwood suggests. I did see them but didn't understand how they worked :D

I did buy some of these tho...
http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?cId=100067&ts=33159&id=18266

Anim
Those fixings are good but sometimes they dont compress properly and you are left with an incorrectly fixed plug that is very difficult to remove, the thread can strip off or jam and the whole unit just spins round in the hole.
 

Anim

Member
Ahh, and for some reason they require a 9mm drill bit. Have you ever tried to buy a single 9mm drill bit?

I went again and all the ones you suggest have small screws that look like they would slide in and out the projector bracket. I wanted to find one with a wider screw that looked like it would happily hold the pj up.

I've spent around 10 quid on screws so far lol but i want to get it right :D
 

fallwood

Novice Member
Anim said:
Ahh, and for some reason they require a 9mm drill bit. Have you ever tried to buy a single 9mm drill bit?

I went again and all the ones you suggest have small screws that look like they would slide in and out the projector bracket. I wanted to find one with a wider screw that looked like it would happily hold the pj up.

I've spent around 10 quid on screws so far lol but i want to get it right :D
Just get some washers.
 

davee

Active Member
The key to fixing in plasterboard is to spread the load behing the board and not concentrate it in the hole. The best and most reliable fixing is a toggle bolt provided there is space behind for the wings to open
 

davee

Active Member
The key to fixing in plasterboard is to spread the load behind the board not concentrate it in the hole. The best and most reliable way is to use toggle fixings provided there is space behind the board for the wings to open
 

Anim

Member
So the heavy duty ones that splay out behind the hole and then allow you to screw into them are better? Im just going to try it and if the wall falls down then sod it lol
 

Anim

Member
Ok, well i put the screen up last night. The hollow wall screws stated they wanted a 9mm drill bit but i used 8mm instead and gently tapped them in for a tighter fit. The plasterboard wall looked less than 1cm thick after drilling through it but when i mounted the screen it felt rock solid, and my screen feels very heavy.

Heres a pic (I know I sit close but the GF wont let me move the soffa back any more!)

Watched Lost HDTV S02x05 last night and it was ace, people didnt look ill any more lol. Then watched Star Wars Return of the Jedi and in hind-sight realised I should really have put this screen up ages ago, it made a big difference to the whole cinema feeling and thats running from an AE100!

 
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gogsboy

Guest
Just seen the thread but for what its worth I would have used either these from ScrewFix 12635 or these 11923, the latter can only be bought in packs of 100, but the former is the heavier duty.

Hope it stays up for you ;)
 

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