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Old 08-29-2008, 11:25 AM   #1
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Was mounting my new LCD tv last night and I drilled into the stud as directed and when I went to fasten the bolt into the stud with the socket wrench I heard a short pop. I backed off and made sure the hole was drilled as directed and then went back to screwing the bolt back in. Did not hear the pop again and the bolt went in fine and seems to be holding well. Anyone know what the popping sound could have been. Should I be worried?

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bolt? or lag screw? bolts usually have nuts at the end. if a lag screw, you may have heard another screw or nail being pushed, then snapping back into a thread of the screw. other than opening the wall to be sure you did not hit plumbing or electric, not much to do about it. test the screw for voltage? is it wet? hehehehe

i don't think it's anything to worry about though.

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although now that i think about it, if there were nail or screw, you'd have probably noticed it when you drilled..... but maybe not. hmmmmm

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It was a lag bolt. Had a washer on it. There shouldn't be any plumbing behind the wall but that is to not say there isn't. I didn't think it was much either and then I tugged on the mount once I got it up and it didn't budge so I don't think it is anything either. Just thought I would ask though.

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although now that i think about it, if there were nail or screw, you'd have probably noticed it when you drilled..... but maybe not. hmmmmm

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When I drilled I was supposed to go 2.5" deep and the drill didn't seem to want to go in all that well. The first one I drilled in about 6 inches above went in with no problem. So maybe it was a nail or something which would sound about right. That wouldn't pose a problem would it?

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naah, so long as it screwed in tight and you tested it, heck, i wouldn't worry. since it 'drilled hard' maybe you just hit a knot in the 2x?

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Yeah, if I am not mistaken you answered my thread about the sparking ceiling fan.
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oic... the ceiling fan, yeah, you were lucky it didn't start a fire! in the dining room addition i'm adding, the wife wants one that the blades look like big leaves from the jungle or something... idunno....

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oic... the ceiling fan, yeah, you were lucky it didn't start a fire! in the dining room addition i'm adding, the wife wants one that the blades look like big leaves from the jungle or something... idunno....

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Yeah I was worried about it starting a fire. But was more worried about the sparks hitting my daughters that were sitting right there when I turned it on.
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yes, flaming children would seem to be a nono.... =o) has anyone else seen those 'leaf' fans? any opinions? personally, i didn't like them much. i prefer the good old 'Hunter' look...

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yes, flaming children would seem to be a nono.... =o) has anyone else seen those 'leaf' fans? any opinions? personally, i didn't like them much. i prefer the good old 'Hunter' look...

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I like the leaf ones but I don't think it would look right in the dinning room. Maybe a sun room or something like that. But I am a guy and have 0.00 fashion sense.
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heh heh, i edited out the "but being a guy" line in that last post of mine.
don't want to be called sexist or late for supper....
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