Fitting a TV Wall Mount Bracket to solid and hollow wall

28 Dec 2006
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I'm mounting a TV on a wall bracket in the dining room, going on an internal plasterboard wall. In the mount bracket box there are 6 12mm diametre rawl plugs and bolts.

I've measured and marked out where it will go and have noticed some parts of the wall are hollow and some are solid (plasterboard is dotted and dabbed).

Whats the best fittings to mount it, use the fittings supplied or get something else for hollow walls and use them for all the holes or a mix of both hollow fittings and the bolts.
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IMHO if the plaster board is dotted and dabbed onto a solid brick wall then you want to drill holes and use screws long enough to reach the brickwork (with appropriate rawl plugs) which should give you a nice solid hold to support to weight of your TV. Be careful not to go too deep as you do not want to drill through into the chimney space itself.

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