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04-14-2013 08:06 AM

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Hi everyone, I’m just moving into a condo, and would like to mount my TV on the wall but I’m unsure whether or not the tv is too heavy. It’s 70 lbs, and the wall would be in between my bedroom and a bathroom. If anyone could give me some insight on this that’d be great, thanks!


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#1 posted 04-14-2013 08:50 AM

If you can talk to the place where you got the TV they should have a method for hanging it on the wall. You will definitely want to hit at least one stud solidly.

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#2 posted 04-14-2013 09:08 AM

Yeah there is a mount for the TV, I’m just worried about the wall itself

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#3 posted 04-14-2013 02:33 PM

I would rec two studs just to be sure it cannot fall. To simplify installation and possible removal maybe a french cleat. Really depends on what tools you have at hand and how much time and effort you wish to put into it. Some people have alot of patience, others like my neighbor want it done 15 minutes ago. (laughing) This might explain why his retaining wall is leaning at the top and one day will fall probably on his car. (laughing)

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#4 posted 04-15-2013 12:54 AM

Is that a 70# digital TV? If so, they make steel brackets that bolt in 4 holes in the back and then you would need to find two studs and put it in with at least 2: screws to be safe. If it is one of the old style TV’s, I’d make a shelf with two gussets underneath and also mount it to studs. They should be on 16” centers

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