How do you put a TV bracket on a plasterboard wall then?

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14/09/2007 at 07:45
I thought you would just use those hollow wall rawplug thingys to get a decent fix.

Not according to the instructions that come with the swivel bracket for a small lcd TV.....if you have a plasterboard wall (that'll be every house built in the last thirty years at least:rolleyes you consult 'a specialist!'

A specialist in what?....reading instructions?,not buying the right brackets?, marriage guidance for when I throw the fecking thing through the window?

Whats your specialist advice then?:smoke:
14/09/2007 at 07:46
if its an external wall use a longer drill bit and push raw plugs through into the brick.

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14/09/2007 at 07:47
or make a unique adapter bracket out of magnesium and fix the adapter bracket to the joists in the ceiling!

blah blah blah
14/09/2007 at 07:48
Don't reckon a plasterboard will hold a tv unless you put a plate on the back of it or something. Like fungus said, go through and fix to the brick if you can.
14/09/2007 at 07:48
plasterboard raw plugs they fan out behind the plasterboard

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14/09/2007 at 07:48
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Whats your specialist advice then?:smoke:


Put it on a table or chest of drawers

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14/09/2007 at 07:51
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14/09/2007 at 07:54
I fixed mine on to the timber framing. Most brackets have a selection of holes or slots. position the bracket so it will pick up two joists. I used heavy self tappers with hex heads about 12 mm straight into the wood and heavy duty metal wall fixings into the plaster board. on the outside of the bracket. 8 fixing points in all.
The framing is usually 600 mm wide, just pick up the two nearest the middle of your room, and offset the bracket slightly to make sure the tv is in the centre of the wall. I found 5 ft 5 in was a perfect height.


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14/09/2007 at 07:57
What's behind the plasterboard?

Could be brick/block and the board dot and dabbed on.
Or brick/block and the board on strapping fixed to the block.
Or timber uprights (studs)
Or that really quick to fling up but fucking useless metal channel system.
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14/09/2007 at 08:05
there you go


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14/09/2007 at 08:34
fazerdaze wrote
Put it on a table or chest of drawers


Way ahead of you, the bracket sitting beside it looks kind of arty too.

Captain Scarlet wrote
I fixed mine on to the timber framing. Most brackets have a selection of holes or slots. position the bracket so it will pick up two joists. I used heavy self tappers with hex heads about 12 mm straight into the wood and heavy duty metal wall fixings into the plaster board. on the outside of the bracket. 8 fixing points in all.
The framing is usually 600 mm wide, just pick up the two nearest the middle of your room, and offset the bracket slightly to make sure the tv is in the centre of the wall. I found 5 ft 5 in was a perfect height.


I might try something like this thanks, the wall is hollow,with plasterboard on the other side too,its a shame that the first notice I have that I'll need some more bits is when I get it out of the damn box,why they couldnt provide them I dont know.
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14/09/2007 at 09:31
How big/heavy is this tv? Plasterboard with the right fixings will hold more weight than most people realise. If it's only a small screen and your wall has timber studs just make sure you get one of the studs where the bracket is, if it's bigger then you'll need to go across two studs. I've got a 50" plasma on a plasterboard wall, but I cut a section out and added more supports behind it before replacing the plasterboard I'd cut out.

14/09/2007 at 09:39
Spring toggles or gravity toggles would be strong enough if you can't fix into the studs or noggins.


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14/09/2007 at 11:00
No need for wall brackets on plaster board. Just use sky hooks.

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14/09/2007 at 11:03
Most houses use breeze bloc for internal walls, even new builds.

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14/09/2007 at 11:19
as above firstly be sure the wall isnt dot and dab with block behind the board (use longer fixing) and if not go for a suitable joist/noggin if you can.

theres several options for fixing to plasterboard though my favourite is the good old rawlplug, you have to use the expensive ones from rawl or fischer though as the expand differently to the older type, dont know the weight of the telly but these will do the job for say a shower screen if you dont oversize the hole.
after that redidrivas, are pretty good and easy to fix.

other options that have been mentioned are all fine too.



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14/09/2007 at 11:32
Captain Scarlet wrote
I fixed mine on to the timber framing. Most brackets have a selection of holes or slots. position the bracket so it will pick up two joists. I used heavy self tappers with hex heads about 12 mm straight into the wood and heavy duty metal wall fixings into the plaster board. on the outside of the bracket. 8 fixing points in all.
The framing is usually 600 mm wide, just pick up the two nearest the middle of your room, and offset the bracket slightly to make sure the tv is in the centre of the wall. I found 5 ft 5 in was a perfect height.


Same here, although my nice uncle the electrician did it all! He just tapped along the plasterboard wall, waiting for the sound to change....then rammed a screwdriver in to check there was the timber frame behind it. (he also ran the power and aeriel inside the wall too which was nice of him!)

Once he was sure the frame was there, he used three large screws (vertical up the middle of the bracket) and the job was sorted! One 28" Samsung LCD on the wall!

The bracket was from Comet and cost £60 - alot for a little bit of metal
14/09/2007 at 13:45
Good fucking grief, I had no idea we had so many muppets on here without the first fucking clue about how walls are constructed. Go out to your garage & weld your toolboxes shut.

Has anyone found out if he's talking about one of those flat tv's or a normal one yet? Bit pointless giving advice on how to mount something when you don't know what kind it is....

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14/09/2007 at 13:52
TVs of any description, including flat screens, are pretty damn heavy once they're over about 24". I wouldn't rely on the plasterboard if I were you, you definitely need to go into the studwork. It's not difficult to find the studs

PS it's not every house constructed in the last 30 years that has stud partitions. Just the cheap ones
14/09/2007 at 13:53
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Good fucking grief, I had no idea we had so many muppets on here without the first fucking clue about how walls are constructed. Go out to your garage & weld your toolboxes shut.

Has anyone found out if he's talking about one of those flat tv's or a normal one yet? Bit pointless giving advice on how to mount something when you don't know what kind it is....


why TF would anyone want to put a crt on a wall, unless you live in a pub...


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