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Install TV Wall Mount On To Basement Wall

Mack7mle 576 146 April 18, 2012 at 07:56 PM
I want to place a tv wall mount onto my basement wall, the wall is covered with paneling. My plan was to remove a section of the paneling (a section no bigger than the wall mount itself) & then install the mount. Then paneling is attach to small wood studs which are themselves attached to the concrete wall. The mount comes with lag screws as well as concrete anchors. I have yet to remove the particular section of paneling were the mount will be installed, I have in the past took a look behind the paneling because I was contemplating replacing it all with drywall, but I am not completely certain in the studs are spaced 16 inches apart (I know it will be easy for to check right now). My question is, if the studs are 16in apart, would there be an issue installing the lag screws through the studs & concrete? Or should I try to install the the mount to just the concrete itself using the anchors? if the studs are in the way of me install the mount to the concrete wall do I remove the studs? I have install to tv mounts in the past, but the mounts were screwed into wood studs (and I guess drywall). Recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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through the wood into the concrete. if they gave you the plastic inserts to use with the lags i would consider using the lead anchors. Tapcons would work also but i would use more than required.
For me it's Lags and lead anchors
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through the wood into the concrete. if they gave you the plastic inserts to use with the lags i would consider using the lead anchors. Tapcons would work also but i would use more than required.
For me it's Lags and lead anchors
If I go with the Tapcons, use screws like these -> HERE [homedepot.com]

As for the lag anchors, these -> HERE [homedepot.com]
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If the studs are spaced apart you should just be able to mount it to them. If not you can take a couple pieces of 2x4 or 2x6 and lag them to your studs and then lag the mount to those boards.
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Are they 2x4 studs or are they furring strips? Many basements have the paneling installed with furring strips. If it is 2x4s, I would remove the paneling where you want to install the mount, then install a 2x6 between the studs as an installation point for the TV mount.
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Are they 2x4 studs or are they furring strips? Many basements have the paneling installed with furring strips. If it is 2x4s, I would remove the paneling where you want to install the mount, then install a 2x6 between the studs as an installation point for the TV mount.



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If I go with the Tapcons, use screws like these -> HERE [homedepot.com]

As for the lag anchors, these -> HERE [homedepot.com]
yes and yes
agree with dealgate on stud size. i was assuming 1x
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Are they 2x4 studs or are they furring strips? Many basements have the paneling installed with furring strips. If it is 2x4s, I would remove the paneling where you want to install the mount, then install a 2x6 between the studs as an installation point for the TV mount.
yes I believe they are furring strips (sorry about referring to them as studs) . so should I remove them or just screw through?
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yes I believe they are furring strips (sorry about referring to them as studs) . so should I remove them or just screw through?
No you should not remove them. But you still need to have a nailing surface for the screws and not the void behind the wall. I'd add more furring strips in the same way as the 2x6 idea but just measure very accurately from the floor up so you can locate the furring strips after you put the panel back in place. If it is furring strips on cinder block I'd use the tapcon screws. So you want: mount | paneling | furring strip | cinder block.
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btw: If you don't feel like going through the hassle of removing a piece of paneling, locate the tv mount on the wall where you want it, mark the holes where you want them, and use a hole saw (on a drill) to drill out a small plug from the paneling. Then use the same hole saw to cut a plug from a piece of wood or else use washers or bolts to fill the void and just mount it like that. Your TV will cover it all anyway so no biggie.
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btw: If you don't feel like going through the hassle of removing a piece of paneling, locate the tv mount on the wall where you want it, mark the holes where you want them, and use a hole saw (on a drill) to drill out a small plug from the paneling. Then use the same hole saw to cut a plug from a piece of wood or else use washers or bolts to fill the void and just mount it like that. Your TV will cover it all anyway so no biggie.
you know, it didn't even occur to me to just drill holes through the paneling instead of cutting away at itshake head.....

what size/length tapcon screws would be best? size/length drill bit for the pilot holes?
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you know, it didn't even occur to me to just drill holes through the paneling instead of cutting away at itshake head.....

what size/length tapcon screws would be best? size/length drill bit for the pilot holes?
I think most of those come with the drill bit. Use the one they supply as it is a masonry bit. Probably go with 5"?? They are the blue ones.
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I think most of those come with the drill bit. Use the one they supply as it is a masonry bit. Probably go with 5"?? They are the blue ones.
the mount is from "Monoprice" (great deals on the site by the way) and this the second one I've gotten from them & they don't seem to come with drill bits.
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the mount is from "Monoprice" (great deals on the site by the way) and this the second one I've gotten from them & they don't seem to come with drill bits.
lol - no the tapcon screws come with the bit! (at home depot)
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lol - no the tapcon screws come with the bit! (at home depot)
oh ok...thanks for the help.....

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