1

This has happened to my wall where my tv mount is installed enter image description here

7
  • 5
    Possible. Would take tv down and move the mount to screw into the studs.
    – crip659
    Commented Aug 25, 2022 at 22:42
  • 1
    What @crip659 said. Though I’d upgrade to “probably”. Commented Aug 25, 2022 at 22:52
  • You'd have to tell us more about what we're looking at here.
    – isherwood
    Commented Aug 25, 2022 at 22:58
  • Looks pretty iffy to me.
    – RetiredATC
    Commented Aug 25, 2022 at 23:02
  • I’ve unscrewed the tv
    – Shahek
    Commented Aug 25, 2022 at 23:09

1 Answer 1

1

Looks like the mount isn’t in a stud. If possible, aesthetically, get that mount screwed into a stud before the drywall pulls out in the current spot.

9
  • I’ve unscrewed the tv. The person who installed it said they can reinstall it but this time there will be a wooden block on the wall which the tv will then be mounted on is this a good solution? I must add i always pull my tv out of my wall as I use it in bed. The guy who installed it said this is the reason this bulge has happened
    – Shahek
    Commented Aug 25, 2022 at 23:19
  • 2
    No, that's what articulated mounts are meant to be able to do, so the peron who installed it did a poor job of installing it, and is now trying to make you think their incompetence is your fault for using the mount to do what it was meant to do.
    – Ecnerwal
    Commented Aug 25, 2022 at 23:25
  • 2
    If it’s installed in drywall only, not in an actual wood stud behind drywall, it will not last very long, especially if you’re constantly pulling it out. Regardless of drywall anchors used, there’s only so much 1/2” of gypsum board can hold. He suggested a wooden block which I presume would be screwed into studs at each end of the block, and then the mount screwed to the block. This will make it much stronger. But if it’s possible to move the mount left or right some, then you can avoid the wooden block altogether and have the mount itself screwed into a stud in the first place.
    – Sokolq55
    Commented Aug 25, 2022 at 23:30
  • 3
    It’s a viable and very strong solution so long as the block itself is screwed into studs at each end which would mean you’d need a 16” block to span the space between both studs. It’s not a very good solution if the block itself isn’t anchored into studs. Such a solution is better than what you have because the block would distribute the load across a wider area, but it would not be nearly as strong as a block anchored to the studs.
    – Sokolq55
    Commented Aug 25, 2022 at 23:57
  • 2
    @Shahek I would leave out the 'if possible'!
    – MiG
    Commented Aug 26, 2022 at 13:33

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.