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Old 02-22-2013, 06:32 AM   #1
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I want to mount my TV (64" plasma) on a wall
I already have the wall mount (from Monoprice)
I was searching the studs into the wall and I noticed something:
There is a heat register in the lower part of the wall, and I thought it was coming from underneath
But when I was using the stud finder, I noticed there was a large area where it was detecting something....So I assume the ductwork comes from above
Now, how the ductwork is supposed to be installed? Is it between 2 studs? Meaning when I search from left to right, the first part detected is a stud? I want to make sure I am not going to drill into the duct....
is there a risk to have the ductwork into the wall without any wall stud on the left and right?

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Old 02-22-2013, 06:53 AM   #2
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how the ductwork is supposed to be installed?
remove the grill to look inside.
see where the duct comes from.

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Plaster, sheetrock?
I like to open up the wall so I can run all the wiring behind the wall to a recessed box and cut into the studs so I can install a reccessed 2 X 6 to mount to.
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Plaster, sheetrock?
I like to open up the wall so I can run all the wiring behind the wall to a recessed box and cut into the studs so I can install a reccessed 2 X 6 to mount to.
It is drywall.....I will do some cuts for boxes to pass my cables, but not big enough anyway to see where I will drill for the wall mount.....
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why not make a big cut? the TV will hide any lazily patched holes in the wall. When I install a flat screen or smart board I always cut a large enough slot in the drywall to investigate the structure behind. If stud spacing isn't ideal or if there are metal studs I like to slide a piece of 3/4" plywood up behind the drywall to give me some extra beef and a sturdy mounting surface.
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why not make a big cut? the TV will hide any lazily patched holes in the wall. When I install a flat screen or smart board I always cut a large enough slot in the drywall to investigate the structure behind. If stud spacing isn't ideal or if there are metal studs I like to slide a piece of 3/4" plywood up behind the drywall to give me some extra beef and a sturdy mounting surface.
At least I could do a cut (not so big though) on the left of what I think is a stud to be 100% sure.....?
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It's no harder to patch a big hole then a small hole and a whole lot easyer to run the wiring.
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It's no harder to patch a big hole then a small hole and a whole lot easyer to run the wiring.
OK, so when you say "big", what do you mean exactly?
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OK, so when you say "big", what do you mean exactly?
Ayuh,... Big enough to do what needs doin'....
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Ayuh,... Big enough to do what needs doin'....
Yeah...makes sense
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start with where you want to mount your boxes.

did you remove the register cover to see where the heat comes from?
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No, not yet......
But my question was more to know if it was "up to code" to have the ductwork "sandwitched" between 2 studs, or if there is a risk to have it "alone" in the middle of the wall, with no stud.....

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