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Old 03-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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Mounting a TV when studs are close to 40 inches apart!

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We bought a wall mount for our 40 inch TV thinking the studs would be within the standard of 16-24 inches apart. However, when we finally got our hands on a stud finder, they are close to 40 inches apart! How in the world do we mount the TV now?



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Old 03-10-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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Hmm. First thought is that your stud finder doesn't work. What type of wall is it, drywall, paneling, wood? Need a bunch more information to advise you properly.


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The wall is a dry wall and we don't think the stud finder is broken we checked another wall and it wasnt the same.
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Is it a plaster wall?
Look close at the wall for marks where there was screw holes covered with drywall mud.
Bore a 3" hole with a hole saw right where your going to install the mount. Then you could reach in and feel for the studs. Geet the plug to do the repair.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:20 PM   #5
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There are studs back there, you just need to locate them. I recently mounted a tv, it took drilling some pilot holes to find the exact location of the studs.

I first mark the stud near an outlet on the wall, I surely know it is there. Then measure 16" to my location, tap wall, use stud finder and finally drill pilot holes. I have old thick walls, so wasn't easy for me to firmly identify studs with stud finder.
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