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Hi, I've recently purchased a wall bracket to hang my TV (~13KG). I understand that as I'm going to be hanging it on the wall partitioning my bedroom/hallway the normal plugs can't be used. However, … Read More
germainsophie Avatar
1w, 6d agoPosted 1 week, 6 days ago
Hi,
I've recently purchased a wall bracket to hang my TV (~13KG). I understand that as I'm going to be hanging it on the wall partitioning my bedroom/hallway the normal plugs can't be used. However, a quick google search has left me more confused and I was wondering if someone could help clear things up for me. (Thanks in advance. :) )

How do I know if I have a cavity wall and need http://www.screwfix.com/p/easyfix-hollow-wall-anchors-8-16mm-m5-x-52mm-10-pack/12229, or if I have a normal plasterboard wall and need something from this page: http://www.screwfix.com/c/screws-nails-fixings/plasterboard-fixings/cat840020 ?

Also if it is a plasterboard wall, are these the best type of wall plugs to use: http://www.screwfix.com/p/rawlplug-spring-toggles-6-x-80mm-20-pack/74364 ? (Which size would be best 50mm or 80mm?)

Sorry if it seems trivial - I just don't want to get it wrong and come home to a tv smashed everywhere (and a damaged wall)!
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1w, 6d agoPosted 1 week, 6 days ago
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#1
The first ones you posted (http://www.screwfix.com/p/easyfix-hollow-wall-anchors-8-16mm-m5-x-52mm-10-pack/12229) will be fine. I put a friends 50" tv on wall (plasterboard) and its done the job. If you're doing it yourself just be careful when you drill the pilot holes for the bolts to go in. Not too big but just big enough so the bolts push through as a slightly snug fit
#2
Best is to find where the studs are behind the plasterboard - there are finder tools to do this. The alternative is hollow wall anchors but these are best for the fixed wall mounts and not the multi-arm/cantilever lever types.
#3
All depends on if the wall is dot and dab or attached to batterns.
13kg isn't a lot of weight on a plasterboard unless it's on a swing arm and then you need to reinforce it due to leverage.

Remember you need a good amount of gap behind the plasterboad for the toggle to use it and if the plasterboard is too thin the cheap butterfly ones wont clasp correctly.
#5
I use these believe it or not they are great drill a small hole first then u screw them in

https://www.offerscheck.co.uk/tommy-walsh-plasterboard-fixings-30pc-pack/poundland/312027
#6
I believe these are the strongest ones if you can't find the studs or they don't match where you want to hang the TV.
They are a bit expensive and you need a 25mm holesaw, wood bit or forstner. I have put up wall handles for my infirm mother with them and the kids use the handles for gymnastics!!!
Not saying this is exactly the right size but there are others.
AND THEY ARE BRITISH !!
http://www.screwfix.com/p/gripit-blue-plasterboard-fixings-25-x-20mm-8-pack/7518j

Suitable for use in 9.5 to 15mm thick plasterboard. Ideal for kitchen cupboards, water heaters and wall-mounted TVs. Supplied with screws.

For Use in Plasterboard
Pan Head
Reusable
Removable
Acetal Plastic
Max. Load: 225kg
Auto-Adjusts to Lining Thickness
Quick & Easy to Install
No Insulation Fibre Entanglement
No Vapour Barrier Damage






Edited By: getmeone on Apr 17, 2017 09:03: Technical info wrong
#7
The anchor bolts are the best that o_neil_o has told you about but you need a gun to secure them which is under a tenner.
#8
The jet plugs that large333 recommended are not suitable for that kind of weight. I wouldn't trust them holding up a shelf, never mind a TV. They're only for lightweight fixings. Everything else that's been recommended would do the job, but the strongest fixing, and they have been tested against all the alternatives, are snap toggles . They're expensive but worth it. I've fitted 80kg interactive LCDs in schools onto plasterboard walls with them.

Having said all this, there's no substitute for finding a joist or two.
#9
If OP is going through plasterboard into brick then use drylinepro as it bridges the gap
#11
craigstephens
The jet plugs that large333 recommended are not suitable for that kind of weight. I wouldn't trust them holding up a shelf, never mind a TV. They're only for lightweight fixings. Everything else that's been recommended would do the job, but the strongest fixing, and they have been tested against all the alternatives, are snap toggles . They're expensive but worth it. I've fitted 80kg interactive LCDs in schools onto plasterboard walls with them.
Having said all this, there's no substitute for finding a joist or two.
This
#12
If you've never done anything like this before, get someone to do it that has. Especially if you've got kids.
#13
I bolted mine with 12 bolts. mixture of fittings and stuff and seems to hold ok. maybe overkill but it's down the trick
#14
craigstephens
If you've never done anything like this before, get someone to do it that has. Especially if you've got kids.


Thanks for all the replies. I helped my husband hang the tv bracket downstairs but that was an external wall so much easier!
#15
craigstephens
The jet plugs that large333 recommended are not suitable for that kind of weight. I wouldn't trust them holding up a shelf, never mind a TV. They're only for lightweight fixings. Everything else that's been recommended would do the job, but the strongest fixing, and they have been tested against all the alternatives, are snap toggles . They're expensive but worth it. I've fitted 80kg interactive LCDs in schools onto plasterboard walls with them.

Having said all this, there's no substitute for finding a joist or two.


Thanks for the tips. If we find a few joists would the snap toggles still do the job?

I'm a worrier unfortunately and just want to make sure we get the right parts for the job!
#16
#17
germainsophie
craigstephens
The jet plugs that large333 recommended are not suitable for that kind of weight. I wouldn't trust them holding up a shelf, never mind a TV. They're only for lightweight fixings. Everything else that's been recommended would do the job, but the strongest fixing, and they have been tested against all the alternatives, are snap toggles . They're expensive but worth it. I've fitted 80kg interactive LCDs in schools onto plasterboard walls with them.

Having said all this, there's no substitute for finding a joist or two.


Thanks for the tips. If we find a few joists would the snap toggles still do the job?

I'm a worrier unfortunately and just want to make sure we get the right parts for the job!


No, if you find a joist or two, use big (number 10) wood screws or coach bolts straight through the plaster board into the joist. Say you found 2 vertical joist, 2 screws in each will be more than enough to hold a 15kg TV.
#18
Find the studs and fix the screws into the stud which will be the best option. Some house are block walls with plasterboard stuck to the wall. In this case drill through the plasterboard and into the masonry behind and fit you wall plugs into the masonry. Look on YouTube for guidance https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5rIXFIwfoG0
#19
craigstephens
germainsophie
craigstephens
The jet plugs that large333 recommended are not suitable for that kind of weight. I wouldn't trust them holding up a shelf, never mind a TV. They're only for lightweight fixings. Everything else that's been recommended would do the job, but the strongest fixing, and they have been tested against all the alternatives, are snap toggles . They're expensive but worth it. I've fitted 80kg interactive LCDs in schools onto plasterboard walls with them.
Having said all this, there's no substitute for finding a joist or two.
Thanks for the tips. If we find a few joists would the snap toggles still do the job?
I'm a worrier unfortunately and just want to make sure we get the right parts for the job!
No, if you find a joist or two, use big (number 10) wood screws or coach bolts straight through the plaster board into the joist. Say you found 2 vertical joist, 2 screws in each will be more than enough to hold a 15kg TV.
Sorry for being very ignorant - will these be ok if we find some joists?
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Screws+%26+Fixings/d90/Coach+%26+Roof+Bolts/sd1670/Coach+Bolt+%26+Nut/p75743 and I'm assuming I will need to buy plugs separately for these?

(My husband tends to rush through everything so I just want to make sure that he doesn't cut any corners!)
#20
refix
Find the studs and fix the screws into the stud which will be the best option. Some house are block walls with plasterboard stuck to the wall. In this case drill through the plasterboard and into the masonry behind and fit you wall plugs into the masonry. Look on YouTube for guidance https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5rIXFIwfoG0

toiletseatlicker
Thanks for the links - have been watching a few but wouldn't try this at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ2O7c8BSDY (9:12)!!
#21
Mounted a TV in a new build last week.

50mm length wasn't long enough for the spring toggles to open behind the plasterboard so had to pop back to B&Q to get the 80mm version:

http://www.diy.com/departments/bq-metal-spring-toggle-pack-of-5/254451_BQ.prd?ecamp=Seapla&ppc_type=shopping&ds_kids=92700017269565308&gclid=CjwKEAjwz9HHBRDbopLGh-afzB4SJABY52oFIx9xJg4ad4nYl2kSqWalcAWVM1NkjOn0l-MgTCdSnhoCZEbw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds.ds&dclid=CIPnhJyPrNMCFeQh0wod6RoK3A

Hope this helps in some way!
#22
germainsophie
craigstephens
germainsophie
craigstephens
The jet plugs that large333 recommended are not suitable for that kind of weight. I wouldn't trust them holding up a shelf, never mind a TV. They're only for lightweight fixings. Everything else that's been recommended would do the job, but the strongest fixing, and they have been tested against all the alternatives, are snap toggles . They're expensive but worth it. I've fitted 80kg interactive LCDs in schools onto plasterboard walls with them.
Having said all this, there's no substitute for finding a joist or two.
Thanks for the tips. If we find a few joists would the snap toggles still do the job?
I'm a worrier unfortunately and just want to make sure we get the right parts for the job!
No, if you find a joist or two, use big (number 10) wood screws or coach bolts straight through the plaster board into the joist. Say you found 2 vertical joist, 2 screws in each will be more than enough to hold a 15kg TV.
Sorry for being very ignorant - will these be ok if we find some joists?http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Screws+%26+Fixings/d90/Coach+%26+Roof+Bolts/sd1670/Coach+Bolt+%26+Nut/p75743 and I'm assuming I will need to buy plugs separately for these?
(My husband tends to rush through everything so I just want to make sure that he doesn't cut any corners!)
No.
Poor you.
#23
Get plaster board wall plugs. You should then be fine.
#24
germainsophie
craigstephens
germainsophie
craigstephens
The jet plugs that large333 recommended are not suitable for that kind of weight. I wouldn't trust them holding up a shelf, never mind a TV. They're only for lightweight fixings. Everything else that's been recommended would do the job, but the strongest fixing, and they have been tested against all the alternatives, are snap toggles . They're expensive but worth it. I've fitted 80kg interactive LCDs in schools onto plasterboard walls with them.
Having said all this, there's no substitute for finding a joist or two.
Thanks for the tips. If we find a few joists would the snap toggles still do the job?
I'm a worrier unfortunately and just want to make sure we get the right parts for the job!
No, if you find a joist or two, use big (number 10) wood screws or coach bolts straight through the plaster board into the joist. Say you found 2 vertical joist, 2 screws in each will be more than enough to hold a 15kg TV.
Sorry for being very ignorant - will these be ok if we find some joists?http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Screws+%26+Fixings/d90/Coach+%26+Roof+Bolts/sd1670/Coach+Bolt+%26+Nut/p75743 and I'm assuming I will need to buy plugs separately for these?
(My husband tends to rush through everything so I just want to make sure that he doesn't cut any corners!)
something like this is what u need.
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/p22094?table=no
#25
refix
germainsophie
craigstephens
germainsophie
craigstephens
The jet plugs that large333 recommended are not suitable for that kind of weight. I wouldn't trust them holding up a shelf, never mind a TV. They're only for lightweight fixings. Everything else that's been recommended would do the job, but the strongest fixing, and they have been tested against all the alternatives, are snap toggles . They're expensive but worth it. I've fitted 80kg interactive LCDs in schools onto plasterboard walls with them.
Having said all this, there's no substitute for finding a joist or two.
Thanks for the tips. If we find a few joists would the snap toggles still do the job?
I'm a worrier unfortunately and just want to make sure we get the right parts for the job!
No, if you find a joist or two, use big (number 10) wood screws or coach bolts straight through the plaster board into the joist. Say you found 2 vertical joist, 2 screws in each will be more than enough to hold a 15kg TV.
Sorry for being very ignorant - will these be ok if we find some joists?http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Screws+%26+Fixings/d90/Coach+%26+Roof+Bolts/sd1670/Coach+Bolt+%26+Nut/p75743 and I'm assuming I will need to buy plugs separately for these?
(My husband tends to rush through everything so I just want to make sure that he doesn't cut any corners!)
something like this is what u need.
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/p22094?table=no


Thank you! Maybe I should trust my husband more and stick to my day job!! :{
#26
getmeone
I believe these are the strongest ones if you can't find the studs or they don't match where you want to hang the TV.
They are a bit expensive and you need a 25mm holesaw, wood bit or forstner. I have put up wall handles for my infirm mother with them and the kids use the handles for gymnastics!!!
Not saying this is exactly the right size but there are others.
AND THEY ARE BRITISH !!
http://www.screwfix.com/p/gripit-blue-plasterboard-fixings-25-x-20mm-8-pack/7518j

Suitable for use in 9.5 to 15mm thick plasterboard. Ideal for kitchen cupboards, water heaters and wall-mounted TVs. Supplied with screws.

For Use in Plasterboard
Pan Head
Reusable
Removable
Acetal Plastic
Max. Load: 225kg
Auto-Adjusts to Lining Thickness
Quick & Easy to Install
No Insulation Fibre Entanglement
No Vapour Barrier Damage







We can't find the studs - so it's between these, the snap toggles and the ones Rikachu mentioned (the spring ones in my first link).

I'm just going to let my husband decide which to get as clearly I have no idea on what to do anyway! (and he'll probably do the opposite of what I say anyway. ... oO )
#27
mutley1
Get plaster board wall plugs. You should then be fine.


Can't get the normal plaster board plugs due to the weight of the tv (I think!).

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