How do you install wall mount when studs are too far apart?

How do you install wall mount when studs are too far apart?

The best way to deal with this problem is to first mount a suitable piece of 3/4″ plywood on the wall such that it spans to studs where it can be securely attached. The TV mount can then be mounted to the plywood using suitable screws that go into properly sized pilot holes.

Why do TV mounts have size limits?

Because most TVs and mounts conform to the Video Electronics Stands Association (or, VESA) standard, it’s easy to fit nearly any television to nearly any mount. But simply attaching the television is only half the battle – the mount itself must be able to support the TV, or else it can weaken and drop the set.

Do all TVs fit all wall mounts?

Not every mount will be compatible with every TV. In order for a mount to work with your TV, the mount needs to fit the hole pattern on the back of your TV.

Are TV mounts one size fits all?

Follow the TV’s specifications The TV brackets are designed to fit a specific type of TV, and the weight and the size matter. If the wall mount can only support a 33-inch TV, you shouldn’t try to fit a 44-inch one. Eventually, it’ll fall down.

What to do if studs are too far apart for shelves?

If a stud is unavailable, or the studs are too far apart for the length of your shelves, use toggle bolt anchors or another type of drywall anchor for fastening brackets directly to the drywall.

Can wall studs be 20 inches apart?

Most studs should be 16 inches apart. However, 24 inches is also standard. In practice, studs may be closer or farther apart than either of these standards.

Can I put a bigger TV on my wall mount?

Generally speaking, TV size and weight go hand in hand. The larger the TV, the heavier it is. Mounts will have a maximum weight rating, as well as a range of VESA standards that are compatible. As long as your monitor falls within the designated guidelines, the mount should easily hold the weight of your TV.

How do I know what size TV my bracket will hold?

To determine the VESA size, you’ll need to measure the distance (in millimeters) between the four holes on your TV—first horizontally and then vertically. Common VESA and TV sizes include: 200 x 200 for up to 32 inch TVs, 400 x 400 for up to 60 inch TVs, and 600 x 400 for large screens 70 to 84 inch TVs.

How much can a shelf overhang a bracket?

Limit shelf overhangs to no more than 12 inches. Masonry walls require inserting either expansion shields or lead anchors. Again, space the brackets every 16 inches for heavy loads and every 32 inches for lighter loads.

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