on 21-01-2011 07:47 AM
on 21-01-2011 08:23 AM
addy, your definitely wise not to try put it up on a thin/hollow wall,
hopefully you can find a solution and we will be able to see to outcome
on 21-01-2011 10:41 AM
Addy mate, two of my flatpanels are on stud/hollow walls. The studs should be either 16" or 24" apart - and should easily support the weight of your display once your tv mount is securely fastened.
on 21-01-2011 01:17 PM
Been through it all
The wall is filled with kind of corrugated cardboard, and from my side of the wall to the room the other side is about 2.5-3 inches. Don't really want to risk it :\
If you wanted to wall hang your TV, you may have to do some remodelling. Build a Stud partition in front of the current wall, which will be about 2-3 inches deep when you take into account the Studs and then Plasterboard on Top. Make sure you fix these into the Ceiling and floor so that it locks the whole thing in place.
If you double up the plasterboard, so it's two layers, you will have a lot more strength in the board than just one layer of board. Then purchase Bolts that feed through the holes you drill, and when they are tightended up, a spring flips out and as it pulls backwards against the plasterboard, it locks in place the item you screw to the way.
The other way to do it, if using one layer plasterboard, is making sure that you located slightly wider Wood Struts behind where you want to fix the TV, and screw straight into the wood.
This is a hell of a lot stronger than using Plasterboard fixings, because the wood is far superior.
You can then paper the plasterboard, saving you having to worry about plastering, paint it the same colour as the wall behind, and where the stud is slightly proud of the wall behind, turn it into a feature, with lighting behind it it, or make some shelves or something to make it look part of the room.
You can get your TV wall hung, and it won't cost much to do, and you could even do it yourself if you are DIY competant. Use decent Wood and Plasterboard screws, not the Cheap B&Q rubbish, but something more like SPAX, and you won't have any problems making sure the whole thing is rock solid.
It may not be a flat wall like you wanted, but a little bit of dimension to a room never hurts at all. And you could even paint it a different colour which looks fantastic by the way.
Also, don't forget, with a false wall or stud partition, you can place all your wires behind it where you want them run without having to damage your existing walls, and when you leave the house or sell it, you either bring it down without damaging the original walls, or leave it as a feature for future buyers as a TV wall hang which saves them the headache and great selling point.
In my previous house, the Chimney Breasts had been removed so the rooms looked all square and boring. We built a false Chimney Breast in the living room to make a feature, and it would need a bloody good sledge hammer to bring it down because it was built as I've mentioned above, just with a bit more wood.
If you need any more advice, just PM me.
on 21-01-2011 04:06 PM
22-01-2011 07:36 AM - edited 22-01-2011 07:42 AM
Addy - most stud walls are only about 3 inches thick ! You've seen a pic of our kitchen right? Well there is a row of eye level cupboards containing a whole load of weight - all hanging on a stud wall.
I find it strange that you've only got 1 stud in the wall ? Have you tapped your knuckle the length of the wall to hear if there are any other studs/batons at all ? (or used a studfinder ? )
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