Metal Stud and articulating arm

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Old 07-22-19, 05:10 PM
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Metal Stud and articulating arm

Hi am looking at installing a 20-30" tv with an articulating mount that pulls out away from the wall. The mount has two holes that are meant to go in one stud. I was thinking I would use toggle bolts through the steel stud.
Any thoughts on if this is a good idea?
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Old 07-22-19, 10:58 PM
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I was thinking I would use toggle bolts through the steel stud.
Any thoughts on if this is a good idea?
No..... it's not a good idea.

You need to spread the weight out. If it was a standard non moving wall mount..... you could wing it with toggle bolts. In your case you'd need to screw a board to two metal studs and attach to that board.
 
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Thanks for the input. It's meant to be mounted on one stud, is similar to. Otherwise will have to rethink.
 
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Old 07-23-19, 08:25 PM
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Something like that really ought to have a solid wood reinforcement put inside the metal stud. If you don't mind doing some drywall repair you could cut open the wall and go that route.
 
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Will do, seems to be a no brainer.
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