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Interesting TV Wall Mount Situation


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so in the space i want to mount my TV, is the top edge of an electrical panel, i know better tha to drill above a panel unless id like to send myself to the hospital.

 

what i need is a TV wall mount that will span the top of that panel and mount on either side.

 

the panel itself is 15 1/2 inches wide.  i want to be on the ouside of either side of it.

 

all i continue to find are wall mounts with tiny square or rectangle brackets that wont do the job. please help me out guys, ive literally had my tv in the closet with a sheet over it for 2 months with no luck.

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How big is the tv?

 

I have one like this for a 32 inch TV, the part that touches the wall is pretty small. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/JUSTSTONE-Motion-Bracket-Articulating-400x400mm/dp/B08GY95VJC/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=tv+wall+mount&qid=1615751517&sr=8-8

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Oh absolutely!  I can help!

Here's a tech tip.......

DO NOT EVER USE DRYWALL ANCHORS!  ALWAYS FIND A STUD.  IF NO STUD, USE 2X4'S ON THE STUDS TO MAKE A PLATFORM.

Yes, I had to yell that.  This was a very VERY sad and expensive loss.  I never even got to watch a 4k movie on that.  75" TCL 6 series that I had owned less than a month.  It took it literally 5 hours to fall off the wall.  Was late at night, so I had absolutely no assistance to pull it down safely before it fell.

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To answer the question at hand (sorry for double post, its intentional but so I can separate joke from actual help).......

If the TV is light enough in weight, honestly drywall anchors aren't so bad if you get good ones.  I've successfully had up to 50" TV's just fine on drywall anchors.  I personally wouldn't mount a big one again obviously with anchors, but anything under a 50" should be fine with anchors really.

Assuming its a smaller TV (under 50"), just get a monoprice bracket and use the included drywall anchors.  They're quite heavy duty (for drywall anchors).

If you're looking for some sort of an adapter to actually utilize the power box....don't.  You'd be better off using 2x4's on nearby studs to make a platform.

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You can always use Wingits like these https://www.homedepot.com/p/WingIts-World-s-Strongest-Fastener-Standard-6-Anchors-RC-MAW35-6/202727991 to mount to drywall. They support up to 300lbs. 

On 3/14/2021 at 7:55 PM, pioneerisloud said:

Oh absolutely!  I can help!

Here's a tech tip.......

DO NOT EVER USE DRYWALL ANCHORS!  ALWAYS FIND A STUD.  IF NO STUD, USE 2X4'S ON THE STUDS TO MAKE A PLATFORM.

Yes, I had to yell that.  This was a very VERY sad and expensive loss.  I never even got to watch a 4k movie on that.  75" TCL 6 series that I had owned less than a month.  It took it literally 5 hours to fall off the wall.  Was late at night, so I had absolutely no assistance to pull it down safely before it fell.

20210121_043141.jpg

You could use Wingits drywall mounts (like these WingIts). They hold up to 300lbs. I've used them to install grab bars in bathrooms, a water fountain to a wall, and multiple 70+ inch tvs. Obviously a stud is always preferred, but sometimes it just doesn't work out like that. 

 

As for the OP, a 2x4 across known studs would probably be the safest bet 

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