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Mounting a TV to Metal Studs

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  • #41246
    MKE_Voltage
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    Saint Francis, WI

    I am going to help a buddy mount a TV to his condo wall tonight that is made of metal studs. Do you guys recommend a way to do this? Should I cut out the drywall and put in 2×4 bracing, Maybe a 1/2″ plywood backing in-place of drywall? Or can we screw the bracket right to the studs?

    I generally work with wood studs so I am totally lost on this one.

    #41247
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    I have seen some people use toggle bolts? The TV is only 48lbs.

    #41278
    rylim
    Pro
    Missouri City, Texas

    How big will be the TV ? I mean the size of the TV

    #41291
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    It is a 60″

    #41296
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    My plan right now is to put 4-6 toggles through the center of the studs and a few in the drywall for good measure. I am skipping the plywood since the TV on weighs ~48lbs.

    #41302
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I would think that anything that would expand on the flange of the stud would be sufficient since it is less than 50 lbs. Not a lot of weight to hold.

    #41331

    Jason – sounds like a decent plan. Like Kurt said – not a lot of weight to hold, so I would imagine that is sufficient.

    John S

    #41332
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    Well the project went very well (the TV didn’t fall). And for my first time using toggles on steel I am impressed.

    #41370

    Are you sure the tv is level 😛 haha just kidding.

    Would you use the toggles again if you had to do it again?

    John S

    #41375
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    I think I would use toggles, they felt pretty solid. I lost one in the wall because I tried to over tighten it.

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