A different style of anchor
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Insert the anchor
Drill a 1 1/4-in. hole in the wall and insert the sleeve and anchor.
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Pull anchor tight
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.