Issues Drilling into the Living Room Wall to Hang TV


Postby Klw7me » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:04 pm

I am trying to put a tv up on the wall and am having some issues

I used a stud finder to find the studs and upon drilling into the wall I hit something hard so I grabbed my SDS drill and found it’s metal and pretty hard. I could probably go through it with the SDS drill but stopped myself as wasn’t too sure.

It’s a brand new house and it’s in a first floor bedroom backing onto a bathroom. There is a towel radiator on the other side but that is fastened lower down on the wall and I can’t understand why the pipes would be going up to the loft (no water tank in loft, boiler in kitchen and no pipes coming down in airing cupboard). I tried about 6 inches lower down the wall and it’s there too also I turned my stud finder to look for metal and it appears it’s about 6 inches wide and runs over the studs as it’s the same the next stud along.

I have tried to take a picture which I have attached

Can anyone shed some light on what I can do?
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Postby Buildin » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:08 pm

Are you sure they are not metal studs?

https://www.buildingmaterials.co.uk/metal-stud.html
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Postby Buildin » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:23 pm

Or galvanized steel channel protecting cabling maybe?

https://www.screwfix.com/p/tower-galvan ... 7QodAU8KNg

Does it go the whole length of the stud?
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Postby Buildin » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:32 pm

Ahh I think its a safe plate

https://www.toolstation.com/shop/Constr ... ate/p20903

Let me know,I've never come across them before myself. If it is you're right to stop. Can You place it a bit higher/lower?
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Postby Klw7me » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:45 pm

I spoke to the builders as they are still
Building other houses on site and they are metal studs which is quite annoying so I have decided to use grip it fixings have used them before it’s a 40” tv so it’s more than capable to be held with them. Thankfully I am building a fake wall for the main tv with a fireplace underneath so can put wooden supports where I need them.
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