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Plasma Wall Mount

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by mstodge, May 6, 2004.

  1. mstodge

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    Hi,

    Need some help please.

    I have just ordered pio434hde and will be hanging it on my wall.
    I notice my wall has 1" thick plasterboard 1.5" in front of solid wall.
    any ideas which is the best way of hanging plasma to this. i.e what fixings etc.

    Many thanks.

    Mark.
     
  2. chachi

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    Should just need to use that much deeper lag bolts to pin the frame to the brick/stone/etc behind the plasterboard.

    You sure its an inch thick though? :confused:
     
  3. mstodge

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply,

    it's half inch, sorry. will this make a difference do you think.

    thanks

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    ignore it then ... 10mm of plasterboard should not cause issues with the sinking of the bolts one iota
     
  5. mstodge

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    thanks again,

    will any screws do then do you think, will i need wall plugs of some kind?

    thanks
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    hi mstodge,

    try doing a search of the plasma forum - there are a lot of request regarding wall mounting a plasma - my own included :)

    Anyways, some quick assistance:

    Are your plasterboards mounted to a wooden stud frame? or to the wall using blobs of cement to fix them??

    If the first one, then this is the same as ours.

    Our plasma is mounted to a 12mm thick MDF board which is screwed to the wood uprights of the Stud partions using 3inch coarse threaded screws.

    into the plasterboard are screwed Aluminium plasterboard rawlpugs (B&Q, Screwfix Direct etc)


    links to rawlplugs:
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=114932
    http://www.diy.com/bq/product/product.jhtml?PRODID=19608&paintCatId=&CATID=11304

    link to my original thread with mounting diagram

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=99880

    regards
    Gary
     
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    Just offer a bit more advice, If your plasterboard walls are not supported on a wood stud frame, and are glued on using 'dabs' then you cant use the same method as nealgs. The plasterboard and dabs are just not strong enough to hold such an investment in place !.

    By all means spread the load over a larger area (to avoid the plasterbaord becoming stressed as you tighten the screws) and over a number of screws to reduce the load on each screw, but dont use plasterboard fixings. They are generally useless.

    I recommend drilling through the plasterboard and using rawlplugs (big ones) to screw though and into the solid wall also, so that you dont screw down onto the plasterboard, use some dowel or better still metal spacers flush with the surface of the plasterboard so that you screw down onto the spacers. The mount is then secure, screwed into the solid wall and no weight is on the plasterboard. This is a bit more work but much stronger. I never rely on plasterboard.

    Hope this helps
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    thanks for all your help, i really appreciate it.

    Mark.
     
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    would just like to confirm Russ's advice as our wall is not of the dob n dab method but plasterboard and stud partition. The diagram is for this method only :)

    For dob n dab, then Russ's advice is spot on

    Gary
     
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    The wall I plan to mount on is an internal plasterboard wall. Probably got wooden things behind it, but no idea where. The plasma weighs about 30kgs, would not spreading the load using these do the job?
     
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    Any thoughts anyone?
     
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    Blu Ray - yep, those thing look fine. You can find (or at least should be able to) the wood upright by tapping across the wall. The sound changes as you approach the upright etc.

    Drill a coupld or small holes to find the left/right ends of the upright, then the centre on centre distance is normally 450mm (although ours appears to be 600mm). - there is a bit of trial and error in this though (i had about 15 tiny holes drilled into the wall trying to find our uprights, they are all covered by the mdf/plasma now though :) )

    The MDF board could only span to wood uprights as it wouldn't of been centered in the room if it was made bigger to reach a third.

    regards
    Gary
     

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