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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
Hi i have a 37in tv and wanted to get a bracket for it to hang above my fire place (that i never use) only way i would be able to watch the thing in my lounge! I have non plastered walls and non brick. Basically nothing thick just knocks like card board really!

Now do you think i can put a bracket up on wall ??
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago

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Is there anyone else that glances quickly at a title and reads it so wrong.

I read LSD question:w00t:
Is there anyone else that glances quickly at a title and reads it so wrong.

I read LSD question:w00t:

did the same thing yesterday with the repper thread .. thought it said lepper :whistling:
bod emrys
So you've got plasterboard walls?

If that's the case then you'll need to find where the studs are (the wooden framework behind the plasterboard) and screw your bracket into one of those. Should be fine, but I'm no expert.

I think you'll fing her walls are dot and dab (where the plasterboard is stuck to a block wall by dabbing plaster mix and sticking the plasterboard to the wall). This means you will have no studs to fix to.

You will need some very large screws, at least 100cm's (size 5 or 6) to get past the plasterboard into the concrete block. if you drill first, then fix a wall plug to the end of the screw and hammer it home. Then unscrew the screw, place the bracket on the wall, then screw into the holes :thumbsup:
Ok this is how it's done,
1 Take a small masonary drill about 4mm should do and mark on the wall with a pencil where you think you would like the bracket, drill slowly into the wall if it stops in about 30mm or so then you have a dot and dab plaster board wall if it carries on then you have a stud partition wall.
2 For a dot and dab wall mark where the bracket will go and driil the appropriate holes to a depth of approx 100mm from the plaster board wall using a 10mm masonary drill then use the appropriate plugs and place them onto the end of a 100mm screw also known as a 4inch no12 screw, tap the plugs in using the screw like a nail and when the plug is firm in the hole remove the screw and repeat the process for them all. Now screw all the fixings tight but dont go mad as you might break the heaf of the screw off.
3 For a stud partion wall it's a good idea to use a electronic stud finder that also identifies live cables and pipes and that's also a good idea for the dot and dab wall! if you don't have one tap the wall at regular intervals the studs should be about 2ft apart,when you have located the studs mark the approprite positon for the bracket and use a wood drill bit to to drill pilot holes about a 4mm bit should do and fix as before using no10 3inch screws this time.
A word of warning with stud walls, it may be better for you to spread the load over the stud by fixing a wood pad to the plasterboard that attaches through to the stud then decorating and fixing the bracket to that.
This is a general way to do this but as i am not aware of the standard of the your walls you may have to modify screw sizes and depths to suit in other words take your time and plan the job well! Just to let you know i have been involved in building mantainace for over 20 years so i hope this gives some idea that i know what i am doing!:thumbsup:
Ok so basically what ever wall i have it is do-able? But the wall i want to put it on gas fire which will have the fire behind it so cant go to far back
mikebike will you come round and do it for me please lol
mikebike will you come round and do it for me please lol

Have you done it yet? Regarding the wall with the gas fire it shouldn't make any diffrence to the original instructions
Let me know what happens,take care!:thumbsup:
Boo Hoo!!! I drilled in my wall and there is nothing behind there! i stuck a skewer right through and it wasnt touching anything lol so about 30cm's. Maybe i need to find a pokey out bendy arms for a 37in!! as only got one wall i could put it on!

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