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I have studs that are 16" on center, my problem is that 1 stud is right in the middle of where my TV needs to go. I cannot find a reasonably priced mount that can span 32" to be anchored with lags in each stud. would it be possible to put lags into the stud on the right side of the mount and then use heavy duty drywall anchors on the other side? The TV weighs about 30 lbs. and the mount is fixed. there will be no articulating, etc. anybody have thoughts or experiences good or bad?
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What kind of mount are you using? Will there be one or two screws per side? I wouldn't expect any side effects from the difference per se, but the question is whether you would hang everything using drywall anchors. If the answer is yes, then you plan is fine.

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Toggler type drywall anchor, should be available at your local hardware store.
These are rated for well over what your TV and mount weigh together, even without hitting any studs.
You should be fine with your plan to only hit one stud.

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+1 for the togglers. My 55" LED is held up by four of them (albeit into composite wood; not drywall).

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I had this issue above my fireplace. They used nonstandard stud spacings there. I ended up doing two lags in the center stud, and then 2 toggles on each side of the mount. So total of 2 lags, and 4 toggles. I think the 2 lags are enough for the load, and the 4 toggles keep it from wanting to rotate, and make me feel better! biggrin.gif

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