Installing a Plasma TV on plasterboard wall!

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Hello

Can anyone advise me on how to install a plasma wall bracket onto a plasterboard wall? The plasterboard does not appear to be that thick and I have hung a lot of things around the house, but not something so expensive. The bracket supports up 100kg and the plasma TV weighs 30kg. I did try to install a portable TV on one of the bedroom walls but was sadly not strong enough . I have been advised that there are special plasterboard plugs available but I cannot find this anywhere!!
Any ideas would be great..

Thank you
 
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I would be inclined to screw it into the studs in the wall. If they are the wrong width apart a nice piece of sturdy ply screwed to the studs would make a nice base.

This is certainly how I intend to mount my plasma when I move.
 

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What do you mean by plasterboard wall? Is it a partition wall - a timber frame with plasterbaord nailed to each side. Or is there a solid brick/breeze block wall behind the plasterboard but a gap beteen them due to the plasterboard being attatched via wooden battens or thick dobs of plasterboard adhesive?

When I came to installing my towel radiator to my recently plastered bathroom wall I found that once I drilled through the plasterboard there was a 10-15mm gap before I hit the brick due to the plasterboard adhesive. To ensure a firm support for the towel rad (it was quite large) I cut away a square of plasterboard where I intended to attatch the rad and filled the square with plaster, leaving it 1-2mm below the finnished surface level. Then I used a bit of filler to get the final level, sanded and painted and hung the radiator which is now solid as a rock (have to stop the kids from climbing it like a ladder!).

Yes its a bit of a hassle and takes a couple of days, but how much are you spending on the TV?
 
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Hi everybody

Thanks for all the replys so far. The wall is as GJH mentioned in his reply, it is plasterboard with a gap before the outside wall attached with blobs of plasterboard adhesive. I like the idea of cutting a square out and filling it with plaster to get a more security finish. The T.V is very expensive , so all the support i can get for the bracket the better. Thanks again everyone that posted replys, i've got some excellent ideas :)
 

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