Wall mounting my plasma!

Forestred

Active Member
Hi all,

I have just purchased a loverly 42" Samsung plasma Tv which I would ideally like to wall mount, however, the wall I wish to mount on is a stud wall. Is this safe to do, has anyone done this? I can not guarantee that I will hit the studs so worst case scenario I am assuming it to be acting on the plasterboard only!

The weight printed on the box for the TV was a whopping 46kg if that helps.

Any feedback gratefully recieved.

Thanks
FR
 

Sonic67

Banned
Get a stud finder.

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id=16093&ts=75786

At least some of the screws want to go in the wood. To give you a good fixing. With the screws you will loose some of the length in the plasterboard and fixing so that will be 1/2" gone on the screw. Use about a two inch screw probably number 8 or 10 screwed straight in the wood.

Any fixings that aren't fitted in the stud use cavity fixings.

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/cat.jsp?cId=100067&ts=76117

I'd use something like this:

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?cId=100067&ts=76123&id=33559

Difficult to tell without seeing it though. As you have a stud wall the buld of the support is from screwing in the stud so that is what needs to be giving the best support.
 

Forestred

Active Member
Thanks Sonic,

The plasterboard is actually double thickness (I built the wall) unfortunatley I have just painted over the marks on the ceiling that showed me where the studs were :-(

I am just going to have to try and work it out.
 

Sonic67

Banned
Other thing I do is get a very long thin bradawl and push it in the wall till I find the wood. The holes made are small and easily filled with polyfilla.
 

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