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Studs above a fireplace are often placed flat instead of on edge against the brick/chimney. This is done so the wall can be thinner in that area. So I think you are you are right in saying you think the wide face of the stud is against the back side of the drywall. I really encourage you to re-think the idea of placing a TV up high over a fire-place. This ...


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Most important You need to look at the requirements of your TV mount. If you're mounting into the 1.5" depth of a stud on the flat instead of the 3.5" depth of a stud on edge, your mounting bolts don't have as much wood to bite into and won't hold as much weight. If you have a big mount for a big TV, it may call for lag bolts longer than 1.5". You can, ...


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If you insist on mounting it above the fireplace then i would recommend that you use a 3/4" board as a mounting plate to span at least three studs. Bolt the board into the studs with lags and some toggle anchor's, these are long enough to go through 3-5/8-in thick wall, so they should be long enough to go all the way through the stud, drywall and board. But ...


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