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conventional television brackets on a plasterboard wall

Postby Lamby » Tue May 08, 2007 3:05 pm

Hi. After consulting the website, i have decided that the redidrive fixing seems to be the one to use to fix a television/dvd wall bracket to a plasterboard wall.

However, before ordering some of these fixings, I want to check whether these will reliably hold up the bracket with an old heavy television and a dvd player on it! The television weighs about 12kg, and the dvd player 3kg, and the bracket itself is quite substantial too. I'm just a bit worried that what seem like small fixings won't be able to hold all that weight, so any advice is very welcome!

Thanks in advance!
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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby thedoctor » Sat May 12, 2007 9:15 am

We obviously can't give you any guarentees but if you have doubts then fix a suitable piece of timber across 2 or 3 upright timber studs in your wall and fix the brackets to that. The timber can be decorated to either match the wall or be a complete contrast to form part of the set up.
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Postby Arnak » Sat May 12, 2007 12:07 pm


If you do not want to see the timber support then cut back the plaster board and half lap the timber into cut outs in the studs.

Then cut and fit a new piece of plasterboard into the slot and re-plaster

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