Hanging TV on the wall

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Old 09-03-07, 10:58 AM
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Hanging TV on the wall

It is a flat screen TV (60 lbs).
The wall is standard drywall with metal studs (not wood) 20 inches apart.

The bracket is rated for a max 145 lbs and the tv is only 60lb.

My concerns are the metal studs and the fact they are 20 inches from center if this will provide enough support.

Any experience in this area to know if it will hold?
 
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Old 09-03-07, 11:12 AM
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Metal studs are weaker then wood so you have a valid concern.

Does your TV bracket extend out to cover that 20" spacing? I would definetly use as many toggle bolts as possible into those studs and the largest ones that will fit through the bracket holes.

If you can bolt into two studs, you should be ok with a 60lb TV.
 
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Old 09-03-07, 02:54 PM
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Another thing to do with metal studs is use the wing toggles. They require a larger hole, but once they expand, they place a wider footprint on the back of the stud section and, therefore, provide more holding power. With a flat TV, most of your weight is vertical, anyway, so hitting the studs and using the wings will give adequate support.
 
 

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