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Wall Repair

12-08-2009, 01:42 PM
Every once in a while I think about attempting to mount my 42" plasma which weighs around 70lbs.The biggest reason I haven't done it yet is because I'm in a rental apartment.

How much damage would be done to the wall and would it be easy to fix when I eventually move? I really hate moving so I would want to do as little clean up and repair as possible. It would have to be mounted in the corner so it would need to swivel. What do you think would be the best option?
I'm looking at one of these mounts:

12-08-2009, 01:58 PM
if you are going to mount a 70 pound TV on a swing arm mount, it will HAVE to mount to studs in the wall, not just the drywall. Even then, the swing arm would be almost fully extended for a corner mount and the TV will probably deflect it downwards.

12-08-2009, 02:21 PM
Is there another way to mount it in the corner?

Lee Stewart
12-08-2009, 03:25 PM
Is there another way to mount it in the corner?

Lots of choices here:


12-08-2009, 08:40 PM
Lots of choices here:


Thanks Lee. One of the stands like this one could possibly work.

Though it looks like it might be more expensive to customize it to fit my room correctly. At least it won't involve drilling holes in my wall. I'll have to do some shopping around to see what other options are similar to that. Any ideas?

I can't mount it flat on a wall because the room has a patio door on the opposite side of the flat wall, the sofa won't fit. There is a big bay window on another wall and an entry way and kitchen with a cut out window on the other wall.
2 of the best corners for the TV have wrap around baseboard heaters. Right now I have a nice entertainment stand but it takes up a lot of room and it leaves all my equipment and TV exposed to the heaters.
Ideally I want my TV higher and a smaller equipment stand with a little protection on the back from the heaters.

12-19-2009, 06:06 AM
There shouldn't be much sheetrock repair needed since all you should be doing is drilling no more than 4 - 3/8" hole for the mount. Don't over tighten the screws so that you don't leave an indention outline of the mount in the sheetrock. All that should be required is a little bit of "spackle" to fill the holes.