Flat screen TVs are too heavy and too expensive to take chances with. If you can't catch the stud when you're hanging the bracket, there's only one wall anchor that's tough enough for the job.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:May 2011
Drill a 1 1/4-in. hole in the wall and insert the sleeve and anchor.
Pull the anchor against the back of the drywall with the pull tool, then screw the TV mounting bracket to it.
Flat screen TVs are heavy, and the bracket that holds them must be securely mounted to the wall. Unfortunately studs are not always where we need them to be, and for this job traditional anchors and toggle bolts are just not up to the
task. However, Moen (yeah, the faucet
company) developed a great wall
anchor system for attaching bathroom
grab bars. Now it offers a 150-lb.-rated
SecureMount version for mounting flat
screen TVs. Moen recommends these
for fixed or pivoting but not swing-out
mounts. We’ve tried them and
they’re fabulous. Just drill a 1-1/4-in.
hole, insert the sleeve and slide in the
anchor piece. Pull it close to the wall
with the disposable pull tool. It locks
the anchor in place so you won’t lose it
in the wall while you insert the screw.
Buy a set of two at www.moen.com/securemountanchors.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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