TV wall mount recommendations

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  1. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    We've decided to mount our TV up on the wall.

    Size: 55"
    Weight: 40 lbs
    Mounting holes: 300 mm
    Teef: 10% jacked but correction underway

    I know you guys have great recommendations and strong opinions, and I'd like to hear 'em!

    Thanks.
     
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    If the wall surface is drywall over studs, you may get lucky and a mounting bracket may catch a stud. I've seen mounting brackets that can be moved some. If you can get any screws into wood then use the biggest "butterfly" toggle bolts that will fit through the mounting bracket holes for the others. Either that or cut out drywall and install blocking. One other is to screw 1x4 to studs over the drywall, paint same color and screw mounting brackets to that. 40 lbs doesn't sound like much but you don't want it coming down. Better to over do it than under do it.
     

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    I'm sure any one would work, I'd use 3.5" wood screws

    Edit to say, the bracket I have that mounted to the wall is the width of the stud and about 12" long. I don't have one that spans two studs.
     
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    Being as studs are generally 16" apart I would guess youd hit one.
    Although I am not sure how you would put a toggle bolt in it.
    The mounting hardware comes with the hangars and is generally adequate for the job.
    If its concrete just drill holes and use tapcons.
     
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