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Hello all:


After buying my plasma mount... I realized while attempting to mount the screen that my wall studs are not spaced 16inches apart... VERY DISSPOINTED!


Nonetheless, I will be tearing out the dry wall tomorrow and placing some extra studs behind the wall... are there any of you who have done it?


I just need some advice... thanks in advance.
 

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You should get all your answers if you search this forum using plywood as your search term. Make sure you do one of the slower searches.
 

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If you look at the page in my thread, you will see a few in process pics.


My Samsung PDP wall mount is not quite wide enough to reach across two 16" center studs. So I had to cut 2x4s and put them between the studs parallel to the floor. This was a great solution since now I could move the wall mount side to side as much as I needed.

This pic especially shows what I am talking about. Note though that the single 2x4 cross (top and bottom) were only in for the 42 inch PDP. At the time of the pic, I learned I may have to make provisions for a 150lb 63 inch pdp, so I used additional 2x4s above and below the two rows you see in that pic.


Then, I just used 10 lag bolts to secure the wall mount to the studs through the drywall.


Good luck and HTHs,


E. J.


Edit: I was just thinking that you may be better served by a piece of plywood rather than tearing down the drywall.
 

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I agree with Divvy, use plywood. But if you insist on tearing out sheetrock, you don't need studs - you need blocking as shown by ejfiii. You can use 2x6s or even 2x12 across, between the studs.
 

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I hear that 2-sided stickyback tape is good. :)


Some mounts, by the way, allow for non-traditional stud spacing as well as shifting. Not yours apparently, but for the next person reading this....
 

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I hear that 2-sided stickyback tape is good. :)
I hear that hollow wall anchors are alos pretty reliable.;)
 

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Hello all:


After buying my plasma mount... I realized while attempting to mount the screen that my wall studs are not spaced 16inches apart... VERY DISSPOINTED!


Nonetheless, I will be tearing out the dry wall tomorrow and placing some extra studs behind the wall... are there any of you who have done it?
There are many plasma mounts out there which can deal with spacing that is farther than 16" apart. You can also get the Omnimount QM300F (which I use) which mounts to a single stud. All of these solutions seem easier than rebuilding a wall.


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I'd look for a different mount that can accomodate your stud spacing before tearing out the drywall, putting in blocking, re-drywall, tape and mud, and then paint. The Peerless flat wall mount has slots rather than holes so you've got some leeway if you're > or
http://www.peerlessindustries.com/plasma_wall02.htm


That would be a much cheaper alternative unless you feel comfortable with your drywall skills. I learned my lesson the last time with this - no problem cutting and screwing the boards in - just don't ask me to mud and make it all look even.


But ff you're going to go down the path of tearing up the drywall then you're best off to think it completely through with re-locating cable, eletrical, AV component wiring and boxes, speaker mounting/placement, etc. and going for that complete layout. Because once you start cutting through the drywall, really isn't any more effort at all to mud and paint a bigger section when you're putting it "back together".
 

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Not sure what mount you have, but I bought the Peerless articulating mount knowing that my studs were 14" apart... not enough leeway on this mount, but after receiving some feedback from helpful members here, I went ahead and drilled a new set of holes in the wall plate to match my stud spacing. The end result is perfectly stable, and I'm perfectly happy with being able to use the mount I wanted.


Of course, that might not be as good an idea with other mounts... just thought I'd throw it out there for consideration...


So, for the record - what mount do you already have, and exactly how far apart are your studs on center?


Descolada
 

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I certainly agree that ripping out the drywall and adding new studs would be overkill. Cut a piece of 3/4" plywood a little smaller than the outside dimensions of your plasma, fasten it securely to the wall studs, and fasten your mount to the plywood. If you use 4-6 3" #10 wood screws driven into two or more studs, it should hold about any plasma securely. If you bevel the edges of the plywood and paint it to match the wall it will be practically invisible.


Also, many people find they eventually want to relocate their plasma for some reason; using the plywood enables this to be done without tearing the place up.


I would hesitate to fasten the plasma to only one stud, or to use wall anchors (Molly bolts, etc.) affixed to the drywall. They might indeed carry the load OK, but secure fastening to 2-3 studs will provide a margin of safety and is not that much extra work.
 

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Had same situation. Went to Home Depot and bought 2' by 4' oak panel. Cut it to size , stained it and mounted it to wall then installed tv bracket to the panel. No problem. Total cost under $20.00.
 

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Hey ALL:


Thanks for all the replies and the GREAT suggestions.

I am really happy that I checked the forum this morning before heading over to Home Depot and ripping out the dry wall.:(

Well... I am going over all the ideas before I take action.

THANKS A MILLION ALL!
 
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