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will this mount setup work?

708 Views 2 Replies 2 Participants Last post by  BigDeaner
I just purchased a nice little 52" Samsung 750 and I'd like to mount it on the wall in my apartment. I have metal studs in my apartment and I'm not real keen on cutting the drywall out and reenforcing it with wood seeing as I'd have to fix it all before I move out. I work on a construction site and I've been picking the brains of some of the carpenters and they had this idea. They said I could get a piece of 3/4" plywood and cut it so its about 34-36 inches wide. I would then screw the plywood into three studs at multiple points. After that, I could just attach my wall mount to the playwood (and the studs) therefore reenforcing it enough to hold.

Do you think this set up will work? I obviously don't want this thing coming off the wall. Should I buy some lag bolts too for the plywood or are heavy duty screws good enough?

Again, let me know what you think, I appreciate any and all suggestions.
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Typically metal studs are hollow, so you won't be getting the thread bite(surface area) as you would with wood studs, as the part that's inside the stud will only bit on a thin piece of metal. You could try it without doing too much damage(as if it didn't work and you had to patch up the small holes in the wall). I would try to mount something with the same+15% weight as the tv before I actually hung the tv itself on it. Cinder blocks or something, maybe even cantilever it so that it puts even more of a strain on the mounting system to see if it holds. You don't want your tv falling off the wall.

I'll give it a go and see what happens. I have some serious heavy duty screws that should work. Either way, I'll make sure to thoroughly test it and make sure its going to hold.
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