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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Lolo2603, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. Lolo2603

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    Hi

    I have just bought myself a 42" plasma screen TV. I am unsure as to whether it will it will be OK to go up on my wall. The reason I ask is that my walls are Plaster board. It is a 2 thickness internal stud wall. Can someone tell me whether the wall will support the weight of the TV.

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  2. hornydragon

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    with correct bracket and fixings should be no trouble at all
     
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    It helps to find the studs, and either compromise the position a bit to fix to them, or maybe drill a couple of extra holes in the bracket to fix to a stud. The plasterboard itself is theoretically OK, but it won't stand an outward pull very well, you can pull fixings out of plasterboard quite easily. If you caught it on your jacket whilst under the influence you might be sorry.
     
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    As its plasterboard if there isn't any studs in line with where your would idealy mount it, you could cut a section out and fit new studs then simply cut a fix a new sheet of boarding, this way you could also hide all your cabling behind in the 2in space.
    Its what i will be doing.
     
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    MDF makes a good back board for wall mounting if going down the cut out board route
     

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