Samsung 26" wall mounting!

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  1. jeffries700

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    Hiya,
    am buying a 26" samsung lcd for my bedroom. i want to have it on the wall if i could. i am going to buy the wall bracket and everything, but first just wanted to know if it is safe going upto plaster board? it ways 10.7Kg.
    we haver got a 20" lcd on the wall in the kitchen and that is on a plaster board wall and that is fine. just wanted to ask if it was ok!
    many thanks
    jack
     
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    Please can someone help me!
     
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    2nded the point about the stud but don't use the rawlplug on the screws into it. I'd be reluctant to trust just the plasterboard for *any* of the screws.

    If there is any solid backing (ie its a plasterboard lined brick wall) then I'd get longer screws and secure it to that. Failing that, there are specialist fixings for plasterboard, a rawlplug will come out eventually.
     
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    Agreed, I wasn;t thinking when I mentioned the rawl plug as you you would be drilling into a wooden stud (I think) so you wouldn't need a rawl plug.

    Have a look in a DIY store or online google search to see some specialist plaster board screws
     
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    UMM . . .
    well the wall that i want my tv is infront of the airing cupboard. and i dont think it has any studding, i dont no but the wall is not that thick between the side of the airing cupboard to my room. is this a problem? it is like a partition wall, with most probable some frame work too. ooooooo this is the only place i can have a flat screen on the wall in my bedroom. is there anything else i can do?

    many thanks
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    i was going to put a tv on my bedroom wall but its the same problem as yours i just dont trust the wall to hold it, i cant find any stud work even though its there somewhere.
     
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    Almost definitely has, thats too wide a span. They are usually 2ft apart and there will be some (often breaking the 2ft rule) to make the uprights for the door frames. You can often find them simply by tapping the wall and finding where the sound goes 'dull'. A few drill holes with the finest drill bit you have should find the solid timber. I've had problems with stud detectors being a little inaccurate in the past, switching it to metal detection and finding the screws holding the plasterboard can be more reliable. Even then I still use a tiny drill bit to check.
     
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    Is it possible to strengthen the inside wall of the airing cupboard and drill through? Maybe this will provide the additional support?
     
  10. Reckless187

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    You could build a timber frame inside the airing cupboard & drill through into the room from the airing cupboard side & attach the TV mount to that just to be on the safe side.
     
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    I doubt you'll have any problems in plasterboard provided you use the correct (heavy duty) plasterboard fixings.

    Fitted kitchens get fitted to plasterboard walls no problem and those units take a lot of weight when filled with plates etc.
     
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    try something like item 38777 from screwfix , that should work fine , or maybe a slighly heavier version would be needed :thumbsup:
     

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