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I have a 55" led tv that I would like to wall mount in a condo. The walls have metal studs though. I was thinking of drilling a 1/2" hole through the drwall and stud, and sending through a nice big toggle bolt to catch the back of the stud. I would install 2 toggles per stud plus about 4 more toggles where there is no stud.
Does this sound good? The mount is just tilting and not articulating at all. It will be fixed in its spot and likely never adjusted once set.

Thia is the mount I am going to purchase
https://phantomcables.com/tv-wall-m...ll-bracket-vesa-800x400-size-37-70-black.html

So good idea or no? Any other recomendations other than slapping a piece of plywood on the face of the drywall or cutting the drywall open to re-enforce it?
 

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Piece of 3/4" plywood about 12 by 18 inches. Cut out the drywall that size and screw the plywood to the studs with sheet metal screws (not drywall screws). Caulk where the ply sticks beyond the drywall and paint. Screw mount to plywood.
 

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I am suggesting twelve of the sheet metal screws. Three near the top left corner (about 1-1/2" apart), three near the top right, the rest spaced out a little more down each side.
 
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I was thinking of drilling a 1/2" hole through the drywall and stud, and sending through a nice big toggle bolt to catch the back of the stud. I would install 2 toggles per stud plus about 4 more toggles where there is no stud.re-enforce it?
Do you guys think this will hold? I will have 8-10 toggle bolts spread out evenly, 4 being through the stud.
 

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Just thought I'd chime in and update this. I used 4 toggle bolts centered on the metal studs (2 per stud) then added another 3 toggles on the drywall areas. This thing is not going anywhere.
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In new construction, the solution would involve placing 2x blocking within the metal studs, behind the drywall. The screws supporting the blocking only pierce the metal; the threads grab the wood.

Since you don't have that option ....

I'd use a piece of 3/4 birch (or oak) plywood, wide enough to extend to the studs on either side of the mounting bracket. I'd mount these to through-holes into the studs using what I call "molly bolts." Since I've had other folks use different names, here's a picture of one:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QR2L7UC...e=df0&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B00QR2L7UC

When shopping for these, you need to know the thickness of the plywood / drywall combination; there are different lengths for different wall thicknesses. As you tighten the bolts, the outer cage expands, like a mushroom, and spreads your load over a large area of the stud. It basically makes the anchor much, much fatter than the hole.

Why not use them on the naked wall? Because it's unlikely the studs match the mounting bracket, or will place the TV exactly where you want. With the plywood, you can anchor the bracket anywhere.
 

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Hi guys ive been confused over metal studs for quite some time now any help would be appreciated.
Ive got metal studs and want to put up shelves and maybe a games console on the shelves, this comes to around 15 lbs. The shelves span 1 stud and have four fixing holes vertically, now im thinking of using either 50mm M6 lag bolts or 75mm toggle bolts.
My main concern with toggle bolts is the size of the hole, once the bolt is through the stud would it not just slip out due to the hugely oversized hole?
Im pretty confident that lag bolts would do the job for the relatively small weight, would anyone else agree?
Thanks :smile:
 

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Hi guys ive been confused over metal studs for quite some time now any help would be appreciated.
Ive got metal studs and want to put up shelves and maybe a games console on the shelves, this comes to around 15 lbs. The shelves span 1 stud and have four fixing holes vertically, now im thinking of using either 50mm M6 lag bolts or 75mm toggle bolts.
My main concern with toggle bolts is the size of the hole, once the bolt is through the stud would it not just slip out due to the hugely oversized hole?
Im pretty confident that lag bolts would do the job for the relatively small weight, would anyone else agree?
Thanks :smile:
Toggle bolts expand after they go through the hole. Their wings expand and cannot be pulled back through the hole they were put in through. They will be much more solid than lag bolts will be. Lag bolts are definitely the wrong thing to be using for this.



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