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help needed on putting tv on wall

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banned6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
have bought the a tv bracket

so want to put tv on wall its 32inch

the walls are plasterboard and wanted to know if i put it up using plasterboard wall plugs and screws will it hold up as got a 2 year old and dont want it falling on her, lol

its also going to go over the fire place which has a back boiler behind it so will have gas pipes and water pipes

any advise would be great

cheers
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banned6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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suspended 1 Like #1
Doesn't sound like a good idea then. Are there any other walls you could put it on? or just have it on a stand?
banned#2
all walls are plasterboard stupid house

it is on stand now but needs to be on wall so we have more space and daughter has more room to play

i know its dodgy but surely people have dry walling in their house and have tv on wall
1 Like #3
If you're lucky there may be a stud beam that you can screw part the bracket into (yo can some times see the plasterboard nails in the plaster to help you find them - failing that a metal dectector will show you where it is.

If it's a bracket flat to the wall (i.e. not on an arm) then I'd have thought it would be fine provided there's no way for junior to swing from the cables and pull it down...
#4
Lot to be said for old stone built homes... might be cold and chilly in the winter. but at least you can but you TV up :)
banned#5
wombat6025
If you're lucky there may be a stud beam that you can screw part the bracket into (yo can some times see the plasterboard nails in the plaster to help you find them - failing that a metal dectector will show you where it is.

If it's a bracket flat to the wall (i.e. not on an arm) then I'd have thought it would be fine provided there's no way for junior to swing from the cables and pull it down...


there is stud beams but i could only screw into either left or right right side so the bracket would be just in plaster board on one of the sides

yes it is a flat to the wall bracket and daught couldnt touch it
#6
you would need to have it screwed into the supporting beams, best to keep it on the stand though
#7
Daz - Sounds bad.... I'd use double-sided sticky tape or Blu-tac to be safe.
banned#8
saveuk
Lot to be said for old stone built homes... might be cold and chilly in the winter. but at least you can but you TV up :)


wouldnt mind but its a freezing house i thought dry walling was supposed to stop damp and stuff and make the place a little warmer by keeping heat in
#9
micoo
you would need to have it screwed into the supporting beams, best to keep it on the stand though


You sure - it's only a 32" screen - surely they aint that heavy?

I guess he could always try fixing the bracket - then hang from it like a looney - if it and a great chunk of plaster board comes down it wasn't strong enough - just hack out a good section of platerboard and put some stud work behind and re-board or if pipes are in the way put a sheet of heavy ply in place of the plasterboard. :lol:

Seriously though - if half the bracket is safe as houses surely it won't be coming down?

Edit: If it's left on a stand there really needs to be some bracing to stop it being knocked over.
#10
No warmth and no place to hang your TV... them are dark days brother! :-D
banned#11
wombat6025
You sure - it's only a 32" screen - surely they aint that heavy?

I guess he could always try fixing the bracket - then hang from it like a looney - if it and a great chunk of plaster board comes down it wasn't strong enough - just hack out a good section of platerboard and put some stud work behind and re-board or if pipes are in the way put a sheet of heavy ply in place of the plasterboard. :lol:

Seriosly though - i half the bracket is safe as houses surely it won't be coming down?


yeah its only 32inch but it is quite heavy

i was thinking of screwing a sheet of ply over the plasterboard into the beams and then fixing the bracket to that
banned#12
saveuk
No warmth and no place to hang your TV... them are dark days brother! :-D


i know it just a good job a have a huge :whistling: to make life less grim:-D
#13
no point having a huge one if you got no where to hang it :p
suspended#14
cw9652
Daz - Sounds bad.... I'd use double-sided sticky tape or Blu-tac to be safe.


Nah you want some of this :thumbsup:

http://www.homedepot.ca/wcsstore/HomeDepotCanada/images/catalog/061083020002E_4.jpg
#15
daz1981
yeah its only 32inch but it is quite heavy

i was thinking of screwing a sheet of ply over the plasterboard into the beams and then fixing the bracket to that


I had to do somthing similar with the sink in our cloakroom it was wall hung (no pedestal) - the kids used to hang from it and ripped it from the plasterboard - I used 3/4" plywood into the beams and hung the sink from that - still hasn't budged...
banned#16
cw9652
Daz - Sounds bad.... I'd use double-sided sticky tape or Blu-tac to be safe.


im not stupid chris i tried that first
banned#17
micoo
you would need to have it screwed into the supporting beams, best to keep it on the stand though


hey you best come back with some better advise boyo its your country ive moved to with these silly walls back in ENGLAND we got proper walls :-D
#18
daz1981
im not stupid chris i tried that first


How are you mate!

(But I wouldn't risk the idea to be honest)!

Unless you use:

http://i49.tinypic.com/2rddvew.jpg
#19
daz1981
hey you best come back with some better advise boyo its your country ive moved to with these silly walls back in ENGLAND we got proper walls :-D


I'm in England and my walls are all plasterboard... ... great fun taking old tiles off it...
banned#20
wombat6025
I'm in England and my walls are all plasterboard... ... great fun taking old tiles off it...


shhhhh dont tell the scots that remember they look up to us :-D

yeah i took down a whole wall once just taking tiles down:-D
banned#21
cw9652
How are you mate!

(But I wouldn't risk the idea to be honest)!

Unless you use:



alright mate hows you

i dont want to risk it but i need the room as meadow got loads for christmas and no room to play with it all and plus ive bought the bracket now
1 Like #22
I fixed a 32 inch LCD to a plasterboard wall using a tv bracket and hollow wall anchors from B & Q. They are designed specifically for this type of job. The tv is very secure and sturdy.

http://www.screwfix.com/sfd/i/cat/43/p1399143_l.jpg


Here is a link to them


Make sure you check the sizes though before buying as they come in different sizes etc and you need to make sure that they will fit your bracket.
#23
try thinking outside the box...

hang it from the ceiling - there might be more beams up there.
1 Like #24
you don't need to screw it into supporting beams, i've got these tyrpes of wall all through my house and have just hung a 37" tv on the wall, you need to buy special heav yweight plasterboard fixings, i got mine from b and q for £5 for a pack of 10, just the job:)

edit: didn't see the post above, that's exactly what i bought
banned 1 Like #25
daz1981
all walls are plasterboard stupid house

it is on stand now but needs to be on wall so we have more space and daughter has more room to play

i know its dodgy but surely people have dry walling in their house and have tv on wall


Yes, but the studs themselves are needed to be the fixing. Also, having known gas pipes and back boiler behind it makes this all sound like an accident waiting to happen.

Could you not create a false wall that you could fix it to?
[helper] 1 Like #26
If you have a stone or brick wall behind the plaster board drill a small hole and check what the gap is between the brick and plasterboard. If its not too big use window frame fixings (long screws with long wall plugs) to fix the screws to the brick or stone.
http://www.screwfix.com/prods/65316/Fixings/Frame-Fixings/Rawlplug-Frame-Fixings-10-x-140mm-Pack-of-50
But if the gap is too big, the fixings won't go in to the brick/stone deep enough, in which caseyou will have to remove some plasterboard and add some additional studding where you would like the normal screw fixings to go......

To hide the cables Screwfix etc now do some nice trunking (well its better than square white plastic)...........
banned#27
modoc
I fixed a 32 inch LCD to a plasterboard wall using a tv bracket and hollow wall anchors from B & Q. They are designed specifically for this type of job. The tv is very secure and sturdy.

http://www.screwfix.com/sfd/i/cat/43/p1399143_l.jpg


Here is a link to them


Make sure you check the sizes though before buying as they come in different sizes etc and you need to make sure that they will fit your bracket.


souljacker
you don't need to screw it into supporting beams, i've got these tyrpes of wall all through my house and have just hung a 37" tv on the wall, you need to buy special heav yweight plasterboard fixings, i got mine from b and q for £5 for a pack of 10, just the job:)

edit: didn't see the post above, that's exactly what i bought


cheers fellas got someone going to get me some hope they are good its a 40 mile journey
#28
daz1981
cheers fellas got someone going to get me some hope they are good its a 40 mile journey


Just make sure you've got the correct drill size for then too, the ones i got were 9mm :thumbsup:
#29
daz1981
shhhhh dont tell the scots that remember they look up to us :-D

yeah i took down a whole wall once just taking tiles down:-D


We do that.
We also like getting reminded of the 1966 world cup and getting called Jock for some reason!

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