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Old 01-15-2009, 10:34 PM   #21
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OK! Progress (well sort of).

After an unattended break, I'm back to the project. I expanded the hole on the back of the wall and went to work w/ the snake light again. I found the stud!!!!!

Now... I know exactly where the left side of the stud is. The only variable that remains: Is an older house w/ plaster walls still built using 2x4 studs?
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:04 PM   #22
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OK! Progress (well sort of).

After an unattended break, I'm back to the project. I expanded the hole on the back of the wall and went to work w/ the snake light again. I found the stud!!!!!

Now... I know exactly where the left side of the stud is. The only variable that remains: Is an older house w/ plaster walls still built using 2x4 studs?
Should be.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:13 AM   #23
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Jackpot! I ratcheted the bolts in, they are on there GOOD! It feels like I could hang from it...although I probably shouldn't.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:16 PM   #24
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Jackpot! I ratcheted the bolts in, they are on there GOOD! It feels like I could hang from it...although I probably shouldn't.

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If you cant hang from it, your TV shouldnt.
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Hayabusa, your toggles through metal studs will be fine. I hate doing it, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. If you have a way of getting some 2x10's in between the metal studs, again, I would go that route. But if not, just get some 3"x3/4" toggles, and get at least 4 through metal studs. Maybe a 5th and 6th through the center into the drywall alone. $.50 toggles vs. tv coming off of the wall... pretty easy decision!
I got 4 through metal studs and 4 more through drywall between them. The metal studs are real sturdy and took a bit of effort do drill through. I got the heaviest duty toggle bolts that Home Depot had (90 or 150 lbs, I think) so the weight of the TV distributed over the 8 bolts should give them no trouble at all.

It's still comforting to get approval for my work.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:34 AM   #26
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Update:

Finished my work, installed the mount, grabbed it and with my knees against the wall, lifted up my feet. I stayed like that 3-4 seconds before I put my feet down. I saw no signs of stress, bending or looseness.

I have a pic to prove it. I'll see if I find time to put it up.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:27 PM   #27
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Congrats man! It's always good when the TV actually stays up. I've had my doubts doing some heavy flat panels on cantilevers bolted to some old brick... I too give it the hang test.
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I think this should work:

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I see what you're saying. Why is that, though? Just due to risk of failure of toggle bolt?
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