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mounting a tv on drywall

making my mancave in the basement and need to mount my 37" tv. The thing is 4 years old so it's not the lighter/thinner kind. I would say it's about 40lbs.

could only find one stud to mount too, the other one is not even close by. I don't want to open up my wall and add 2x4 and such, so I'm going to use the toggle bolts. The box says it can hold 100lbs, so if I use 2 (the others two will be mounted to studs), it should do 40lbs easily.

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What Dave said. How is it that there is no other studs 18" away? Was this a DIY wall built by the previous owner? Use a good tv mount and secure it properly to the one 2x4 and pray that it will compensate for the other mounting method.

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37" tv for a man cave? putting that small ass tv on the wall won't make it any bigger. since you're such a baller buck up and get a real tv and install it the right way.
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37" tv for a man cave? putting that small ass tv on the wall won't make it any bigger. since you're such a baller buck up and get a real tv and install it the right way.
This, don't bother for that little tv

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I work for a TV mounting company and we make single stud mounts. Depending on what kind of features you're looking for (i.e. tilt, articulation) you will be fine with the single stud assuming it's a good mount. We actually have a 90+ lb screen in our bedroom that's mounting on a single stud with a full articulating arm and no issues.

Shoot me a PM if you have any specific questions.

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37" tv for a man cave? putting that small ass tv on the wall won't make it any bigger. since you're such a baller buck up and get a real tv and install it the right way.
That's what I was thinking. Very weak, that's not a man-cave TV, that's a TV you're GF watches in the kitchen when she makes your dinner.

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This mounts to a single stud:
http://www.peerlessmounts.com/dyn/Pr...categoryID/195

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My buddy mounted a 47 inch with 6 toggle bolts just into dry wall
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My man cave doesn't have a TV, stereo yes.. But then again I work and play in mine, so I wouldn't watch much TV anyways..

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success biatches!

I ended up putting 4 toggle bolts and two screws to a single stud. very sturdy.
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I guess it's for your treadmill and that's why its mOunted at the ceiling?

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Why would you paint over an outlet cover like that?

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Aren't you supposed to mount the TV over/in front of the outlet and not above it (exposed plug wire)? Isn't that what the giant opening in the bracket is for?

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This is like a man closet!
Alright assholes! This is more like a man-office. It's part of my main mancave, which is right outside the door. I'm working on it. Assholes.

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Aren't you supposed to mount the TV over/in front of the outlet and not above it (exposed plug wire)? Isn't that what the giant opening in the bracket is for?
I bought this house like that so don't blame me. I mounted the tv so high because I want to be able to watch tv over my huge 24" (maybe upgraded to 30" later) monitor. Make sense?

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24" is not huge, should have placed them side by side. Your neck will be aching.

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