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Old 09-30-2009, 06:36 PM
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Question Wall Mounts in a Mobile Home?

I recently moved out of my apartment into a mobile home and wanted to mount my 34" Samsung HDTV instead of using the old SDTV Entertainment Center we've been hilariously using.

My concern is the studs are 1x3 instead of 2x4. Would these studs be able to withhold the HDTV mount?

I haven't picked mount yet so any ideas on that i'm still open to. Also i have a one year old that loves to get into everything that looks liek he can ruin. Any shelving systems i might be able to use for my Cable box, Xbox360, DVD player, and maybe a Modem and Router depending if i move my desk to another room or not.

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Old 09-30-2009, 08:21 PM
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For a 34" TV you should be fine. The only issue I see is the "aiming" (for lack of a better term) of the screws...a 1x3 is actually only 3/4" thick, so you don't have a lot of wiggle room. You'll need to maybe take a bit more care and make sure you're in the center of the 1x3. I'd also use 2 1/4" screws to mount it to the wall...that way you're going through the majority of the 1x3, which is actually 2 1/2", and getting a good grip in the wood. Depending on how thick your wall is and how thick the mount you get is, you might even want to look at a 2 1/2" screw.

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Old 09-30-2009, 08:29 PM
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Studs are best ... but 34" isn't huge.
What is the wall made out of? Might butterfly wall anchors be a better choice?
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:24 PM
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For a 34" TV you should be fine. The only issue I see is the "aiming" (for lack of a better term) of the screws...a 1x3 is actually only 3/4" thick, so you don't have a lot of wiggle room. You'll need to maybe take a bit more care and make sure you're in the center of the 1x3. I'd also use 2 1/4" screws to mount it to the wall...that way you're going through the majority of the 1x3, which is actually 2 1/2", and getting a good grip in the wood. Depending on how thick your wall is and how thick the mount you get is, you might even want to look at a 2 1/2" screw.
Is that two quarter inch screws or two and one fourth inch screws? As in one or two screws? As far as i could tell thee studs were laying flat against the wall so i'd be drilling throught the 1" part not the 3" so 2-1/4" would come out the other end of the wall.

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Studs are best ... but 34" isn't huge.
What is the wall made out of? Might butterfly wall anchors be a better choice?
The wall only has a very thin drywall that's pretty standard for Mobile Homes.
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:16 AM
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If the 1x3 is laying flat against the wall, then I'm not so sure. From that direction you're only screwing in to something 3/4" thick. That's not a lot to be holding a TV that is probably around 45 pounds or so. I'd suggest going with something like 1/4" (diameter) lag bolts instead of common screws. My concern isn't so much that a 1x3 can't hold the weight, because it can. My concern is that 'only 3/4" thick' part. 3/4" Lag bolts would give a lot more grip than screws.

In my first post I was assuming the thinner dimension is the one against the wall, as in normal 2x4 stick framing. And I meant screws that were each 2 and 1/4" long.
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