Originally Posted by NickTheGreat
...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.
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.
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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