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Old 09-23-2007, 03:44 PM   #16
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I have hung several plasma's and flat screens on walls with metal studs. I have used toggle bolts with great success. The key is finding the exact center of the metal stud - drilling a pilot hole - then drilling one big enough for the toggle bolt to fit through. I have also had luck with cutting the drywall behind the mount itself - the bracket part that fastens to the wall - and actually reaching in to use a simple bolt with a nut! Of course, you need to figure out which way the stud is located so you can determine if you will have access to the open side. I did this by looking in the ceiling (suspended tiles). When I was done, I had the mount securely bolted to the drywall and fastened with a hex bolt with a lock washer and nut inside the wall. The opening I made for fastener access also provided a great way to run my cables to the equipment. I hope this helps!

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Old 03-13-2008, 11:48 AM   #17
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Has anyone mounted a plasma/lcd to metal furring strips? I'm installing a 47" at my office and discovered yesterday that the drywall is mounted to metal furring strips instead of metal studs. I had planned on using toggles but the furring strips are only 1" deep, and I'm not sure if the toggles will have enough depth to get pushed through and open. The depth also forces the max length of the bolt to be pretty short. Any ideas!

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Old 03-13-2008, 12:47 PM   #18
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You need to secure either 2x8's in the wall, or 3/4" exterior grade Plywood to hold the mounting bracket. Bolts or Mollies in the Drywall, will not secure the mounting bracket properly.
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:19 PM   #19
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Gregzoll, thanks for the quick reply!

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...or 3/4" exterior grade Plywood to hold the mounting bracket.
How would you mount the plywood to the metal furrings? Keep in mind that the furring strips only have about 1" depth.

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Bolts or Mollies in the Drywall...
I don't intend to try mounting only to the drywall. However, I've seen/heard of others having success with toggles when they're stuck with metal studs. I was wondering if anyone had success with metal furrings (instead of studs).

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You will place it on the studs, and secure with screws made for Metal Studs. Otherwise, you will have to sister a 2x4 on either side of the Metal Stud in the wall, recover with Gypsum Board, and mount the Ply on the Studs to show through. Once the TV is mounted, you will not see the Ply if the correct size to not be larger then needed for the mounting bracket.
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hey hi guys

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Old 12-27-2008, 10:00 AM   #22
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Walls are 3/4 inch plasterboard mounted to 25 ga studs. I am using a 1"x12"x10' pine board (Home Depot-$12.00), 10 1/4" toggle bolts. I will hit 5 studs with 2 toggles each then mount the bracket to the pine. The alternative would have been a 6X8 1/2" plywood hitting 4 studs with 3 toggles each. The pine looks better and the shear weight is spread out enough across the 10 bolts. 80 pounds or so should not pull the wall down (http://www.diychatroom.com/images/smilies/laughing.gif) I weigh 220 and will hang and pull on the thing before I mount the TV just in case.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:25 PM   #23
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I did one install at work with metal studs. The wall mount kit was for wood studs and it didn't span wide enough to go from one stud to the next. I believe the metal studs were 22"-24" apart.

What I did:
-I took a piece of 6" x 28" flat stock and drilled 3 holes on each side at the stud length.

-Then I welded the bracket that came with the kit to the flat stock.

-Primed and painted the new bracket.

-Here's the scary part. I used 3/8 hex headed self tapping screws at 2" long to mount it to the studs.

This install was in a cafeteria and it's still working great. But if you can access the back side of the stud put a real bolt in it with a nut on the back. (If you have drop ceiling access or something).
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How do I know if there are studs in my wall? What is a studfinder? Can somebody help? Maybe I should hire someone. Ya Think?

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Old 05-21-2009, 09:23 AM   #25
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The problem with screws into metal studs is that the threading made by the screws' self tapping the sheet metal can strip and then the whole thing (the plasma TV) falls.

Hence the suggestions of using nutted bolts or toggle bolts for hanging something heavy on the wall.

Also, more ordinary screws (quantity wise) compared with installing on wood studs can work although I don't know how many more are needed.

The screws highest up on the wall take the majority of the stress. If you are solving the problem by using "additional" screws, bunch them a little higher up (but at least the bolt hole diameter plus one inch apart) as opposed to spacing them evenly. Never omit screws from the topmost holes in the bracket even if you make up for them with more screws further down.

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