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Old 11-29-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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I have a bit of a dilemma (I think...)

I am looking to wall mount my television (would like to extend, tilt and swivel) in the center of a wall, which happens to be exactly where the stud is. My studs are 16" apart.

I've looked at mounts but it appears the wall plates aren't long enough to allow for drilling into 2 studs (as required) AND sliding the "arms" over on the mount so the TV can be centered on one of the studs.

Does anyone have any recommendations on mounts that might work?
I really like the look of the Omnimount ULPC-X, but after talking with the company they said that it wouldn't work - I would still be about 2" (minimum) off center). The NC200C gets me to 1", but I'm hoping for something still closer to center. If the wall plates were a little longer (like 34"), I could drill into 3 studs and just center on the middle stud, or at least have enough room to drill into 2 and move the arms over to have the TV centers.

Any advice would be a huge huge help to this newbie..

I was thinking the other option is just to go with the ULPC-X (which looks like it fits all I need), center it on just one stud, ignore the recommendation to drill into another stud and then perhaps have the entire wall bolstered by a couple pieces of 3/4 plywood, and just drill in the ends of those too. But I haven't done this before and maybe that is a reeeeeealllllyyyyyy bad idea.

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I should add...the other option would be just to find a mount with a much longer wall plate (more like 36"+)
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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What size TV? and what does it weigh?
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55", 65 pounds - sorry left off that important piece...
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55", 65 pounds - sorry left off that important piece...
and you want to mount this on an articulating wall stand ? tilt, swivel, extend ?
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Check here for available wall mounts
http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...09&cp_id=10828
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I was going to suggest ONE stud...but not at 65 pound.

How about a generic steel bar into 3 studs and then drill into the bar to mount your 2 mounts exactly centered? (I hope I'm clear.)
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and you want to mount this on an articulating wall stand ? tilt, swivel, extend ?
Yes, would like to tilt, swivel and extend.
I've looked everywhere I can think of and haven't found a mount that can accomodate this (including at Monoprice). Seems like a company just needs to make a wall plate that is about 4-6" longer for these cases (so the arms can be shifted over to center on the stud). Seems like such a minor change to be able to encompass what I would think are a lot of homeowners trying to do this that don't want to rip up their drywall.... Maybe there is a business is there somewhere! $$$

I think my only option is to go tilt only. All that I have found-
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If it were me I'd get a piece of 3/4" plywood to span the 3 studs and mount to the plywood. You could always add a hole or holes in the mount over the center stud and secure the mount to the stud with some long lag screws. We used to cut the drywall out and recess the plywood insert in the wall with a backing strip behind the horizontal joints like is done with a drywall patch. The plywood can be painted to match the wall.
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I know this is my first post and my opinion doesn't hold much weight as of yet but I HAD this problem. Now my fix may not have the same fix as yours but this is what I did.
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TV: Vizio 70" E701i-A3
Mount: Monoprice PLB-14XL
Location: Gas Fireplace (non load bearing wall) three studs spread over 66" wall (yes the TV is bigger than the wall) with recessed areas on both sides of the fireplace.
MISC: HDMI wall plates

I marked the dimensions of the mount holes for the TV on the wall and cut the drywall out to expose the studs. I used standard 2X4 studs and boxed in creating 4 extra studs (2 on either side of the center stud). I took this time to run conduit into the wall for the cables with a wall plate by the TV and one by the entertainment center. Once all this was done I marked the studs on the old section of the wall then installed drywall over the new stud box, tape, mud, and sand the wall. Now my mount is centered and hits 4 studs including the preexisting center stud.
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