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We've had our TV on the wall fine for the last 6 months On a swivel mount but the Mrs constantly moans that we can see the bracket of the arm so we've gone and bought a tilt bracket which is centered VonHaus 26-55" Tilt TV Wall Mount Bracket with Built-In Spirit Level for LED, LCD, 3D, Curved, Plasma, Flat Screen Televisions - Super Strong 40kg Weight Capacity https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01KA3OGAQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_alClDbAPC79JD

I'm now panicking a little as I'll only be able to get 2 of the 4 screws into the stud wall. I've got some gripit blues spring toggles etc is there anything else I could use or do?

Am I right in thinking the studs usually 16" apart?
 
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The studs won't be exactly 16" apart as it's not an exact science. A strong magnet could help identify the location of the screws and therefore the studs but if they're 3x2 studs and fixed side on, you might have as little as 38 mm to play with.

If you can't locate a suitable stud, you could use fischer cavity fixings in plasterboard as correctly selected they should take the load. Like all fixings they're ultimately only as good as the material they are fixed to.

Wickes sell them, like these:

https://www.wickes.co.uk/BP-Fischer-37mm-TV-Bracket-Fixing-HM---Pack-of-4/p/141000

Blup
 
Am I right in thinking the studs usually 16" apart?

No, modern houses are usually 600mm or 610 centres(because plasterboard is 1220 wide).

If you can get two(one above the other) M8 coach screws 50mm long into the centre of a stud, with a correctly sized pilot hole, it will be very safe/strong. You could hang your own weight from it easily. Even if it works out that they're not in the middle of the bracket.
 
You could cut template of ply to match wall plate and fix that to wall with many fixings then fix bracket .You should be able to strike at least one stud which will be enough .
 
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Thanks for the replies well I know where one of the studs is because the previous bracket was fixed to it so I was hoping to just go 16" to the right maybe drill a few pilot holes to find it.

I was hoping to hit 2 studs as the new TV bracket is 433mm wide hoping to reuse the previous stud

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maybe drill a few pilot holes to find it.

Use a neodymium magnet to find the centre of the stud, you will find the existing plasterboard screws. Once you have located many of them, you can figure out the middle of the stud based on an average of the screws you have found. (because it could be a join in the plasterboard, so you'd find some slightly left and some slightly right in the same stud if it were)
 
Use a neodymium magnet to find the centre of the stud, you will find the existing plasterboard screws. Once you have located many of them, you can figure out the middle of the stud based on an average of the screws you have found. (because it could be a join in the plasterboard, so you'd find some slightly left and some slightly right in the same stud if it were)
Thanks sadly I need it today but will order one for future use
 
There are several possible solutions, beginning with the strongest solution - but you didn't suggest how big/heavy the TV is and how far it can be made to reach from the wall via the bracket. The further the reach, the greater the leverage on the fixings. Hung direct to the wall has least leverage.

1. You could open the wall up and add trimmers fixed to the studs, just where you want them

2. You could fix a thick piece of ply, so it spans at least two of the studs, then fix the bracket to that.

3. You could drill the bracket so the centre of the bracket can be centred on one stud, then use cavity fixings for the other four outer fixings.

4. You could use long bolts/ threaded rod, right through the wall and some ply at the back of the wall.
 
There are several possible solutions, beginning with the strongest solution - but you didn't suggest how big/heavy the TV is and how far it can be made to reach from the wall via the bracket. The further the reach, the greater the leverage on the fixings. Hung direct to the wall has least leverage.

1. You could open the wall up and add trimmers fixed to the studs, just where you want them

2. You could fix a thick piece of ply, so it spans at least two of the studs, then fix the bracket to that.

3. You could drill the bracket so the centre of the bracket can be centred on one stud, then use cavity fixings for the other four outer fixings.

4. You could use long bolts/ threaded rod, right through the wall and some ply at the back of the wall.
The TV weighs 8.7kg but that's with the stand which we aren't using.

I'd rather not rip open the wall as I'll never get it back to the finish it currently has.

No, modern houses are usually 600mm or 610 centres(because plasterboard is 1220 wide).

If you can get two(one above the other) M8 coach screws 50mm long into the centre of a stud, with a correctly sized pilot hole, it will be very safe/strong. You could hang your own weight from it easily. Even if it works out that they're not in the middle of the bracket.

Yep just used the magnet on the end of my torch and it's 600mm which means I'm only going to get 2 screws into the stud and have to use 2 plasterboard screws of sorts for the other 2
 
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You only need to find a single stud if you use a ply backplate provided it has at least two vertical fixings, will easily hold the weight involved.
 
I can get 3 of the long screws I saved from the previous bracket into the stud in the middle of the bracket and then maybe 2 spring toggle fixings either end overkill?

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No, that should work if you want to keep the TV in the position you have chosen.

Blup
 
I would suggest you will need to drill a deep pilot hole for those coach bolts and make sure you get them in the centre of the stud.
 
Forget the coach bolts, it’s not an old crt it’s holding up:D

Mine is held up with 4 snap toggles(y)(y)
 
Forget the coach bolts, it’s not an old crt it’s holding up:D

Mine is held up with 4 snap toggles(y)(y)

Much depends upon the leverage able to be exerted by the weight of the TV. Mine is a little bigger/heavier than OP's and the bracket allows it to be drawn out from the wall a touch over 18". I fixed it's bracket to my brick wall with 4x 6mm Rawlbolts.
 

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