wall mounting a plasma?

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  1. mrchopper

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    Im going to be buying a new plasma within the next few weeks and wonder'd how safe are they on the wall, are wall brackest sturdy? surely a lot safer than hanging a picture? i know it sounds silly but im very worried about mounting £5,000 worth of toy on the wall and it not being very sturdy, id like to be as if it was glued to the wall.
     
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    The wall brackets are very sturdy , its what sort of wall and how you fix it that is important. What type of wall is it?
     
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    We have the choice of two, the one we want to mount it on is farily thin as we live in a flat so i would imagine its prolly only plasterboard mounted on 2x4 struts. the other is a solid concrete wall, but id prefer to stick it on the other.
     
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    If you are lucky you will be able to screw the brackets to the 2x4 uprights , if not what I usually do is mark where I want the fixing to be then cut out a section of plaster board and fit a noggin between the uprights.
     
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    Whats a nogging mate? i dont think that's practical as we rent the flat, looks like its going in the concrete wall then?
     
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    if the wall studs dont match up to the holes in the bracket then drill your own holes in the bracket as long as you have about 3 holes on each side should be enough i think.

    i have a toshiba now which is on a very good bracket by unicol but i did have a philips plasma which came with what only can be described as a coat hanger i lost alot of sleep worrying about that falling off
     
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    Good idea from jmack , although you will need a good drill if the brackets anything like as thick as mine . A noggin is a piece of wood to fit horizontally between the uprights , not a good idea like you say if you are renting .
     
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    My uncle put a plasma on the wall using a really expensive bracket and it turned out the bracket i use for my 14" tv it stronger :eek:

    Just posted it to warn you that expensive isnt always better... sorry if this is irrelevant!!!
     

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