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Mounting Screen on wall with sideways studs
I am planning to mount my 50 in LED screen on my living room wall. While locating the studs I found out that the wall has 2x4 studs turned sideways, such that the studs have their 4 in side flat against the sheet rock, instead of the more normal 2 in side flat against the wall. Consequently the wall is only 2 inches thick (with 1/2 in sheet rock) from the font of the sheet rock to the wall in the next room.
I can handle all the electrical stuff using low profile receptacle boxes etc., but I am concerned about the ability of the studs to handle the load of the screen and mount.
I've checked a number of forums and seen a few threads similar to this, but without any clear advice.
Does anybody have any experience with this and would be willing to share.