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post #1 of 11 Old 10-29-2013, 06:14 PM - Thread Starter
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This is my example.



We just moved out of the apartment and hoping to mount here:

The problem I am having is that the studs are spaced out a bit too much for the rocketfish tilting mount that I have. I would like it centered as well as there is power and a conduit spot already setup currently to go down to the right side for my media stack.
The taller red lines are where the studs are around (same size as my spare soundbar is there) There is no other issues behind it (gas fireplace that is wired behind and left of it)

The TV in question is a 50" Panasonic plasma for 2011/2012 so that can give you an idea for weight.
Thinking of the 3/4" Plywood behind , but not sure if that is the best way for what I have. Not interested in cutting into the drywall and rebuild into it , but looking to get ideas from you guys and gals.
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My fireplace has weird stud spacing above it, and my mount wasn't wide enough. What I did, was lag the mount into the center stud. The shear for a lag bolt is more than enough to support any set and mount.

Then I put two drywall anchors on each end of the mount. This was mainly to keep the mount from wanting to rotate, and a little extra strength. And for warm fuzzies.

I didn't quite hang on my mount, but it seemed very strong to me. smile.gif
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I would agree with lag bolts in center stud, and a good drywall anchor on the corners. i would recommend the hilti toggler anchors.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hilti-1-4-x-2-1-2-in-HTB-Toggler-Bolt-with-Phillips-Flat-Head-Screw-10-Pack-337983/202290031#.UnEgEnAgeSo

I have done this with heavier displays in commercial buildings. However they use 5/8" drywall. I think that display and 1/2" drywall will be fine.
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Only problem there is that I have the standard : http://www.bestbuy.com/site/rocketfish-153-low-profile-tilting-wall-mount-for-most-32-to-70-flat-panel-tvs-black/9881868.p?id=1218188548973&skuId=9881868

I could drill a hole into the mount to have it work but not sure if that my hurt the mounts overall capabilities... Any idea there?
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You will not affect anything by drilling some small holes in the flat area of the mount. Modify away!
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You will not affect anything by drilling some small holes in the flat area of the mount. Modify away!

Ditto this. cool.gif
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Well , after doing the mods , its up for now.
Still need to run some more wiring behind the tv down to the av section area as well as get some audio back up there ...

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Looks good!
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nice work!
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...The shear for a lag bolt is more than enough to support any set and mount...
Yes, but if the TV will be angled downward, don't you have to worry more than just about shear strength? Looks safe however. smile.gif Years ago I had the same problem when I went to mount a new TV. When it wasn't working out quite right, I realized the basement walls were on 2' centers, rather than the customary 16". I had to move the whole mount down, but did manage to get it into 2 studs. But then my TV was not centered correctly. frown.gif Urgh. I learned to live with since there weren't many other options at the time. I later got a new entertainment stand that had a floating mount for the TV. Worked fine.

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Yes, but if the TV will be angled downward, don't you have to worry more than just about shear strength? ....

Probably, but marginally in this setup. I don't care to run the calcs, but since we're talking orders of magnitude more strength than the weight of the set, I'd wager it's okay.

Now if you're talking one of those articulating mounts that comes out 20" or so, I think you'd have a concern. smile.gif
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