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If you don't have studs in wall, is there a best practice to hang projector screen that pulls down?@

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Posted on October 30, 2020 at 03:40:14
I'm thinking about hanging a projector screen but I don't have access to studs in the wall. Is there a best practice? If I put nails in the wall the sheet rock just crumbles. This is a large pull down screen ...

 

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RE: If you don't have studs in wall, is there a best practice to hang projector screen that pulls down?@, posted on October 31, 2020 at 10:37:34
6bq5
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There must be some type of stud in the wall to support the wall-
There are a number of ways to locate studs - either by ear, or with a device...

If there are in fact no studs -
then I would take a large piece of plywood, and secure it with lots of drywall screws, then attach the screen from the plywood.
Happy Listening

 

RE: If you don't have studs in wall, is there a best practice to hang projector screen that pulls down?@, posted on October 31, 2020 at 10:45:09
rivervalley817
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they do make TV mounts for ceilings of course

that's funny though ... walls without studs

good old cinder block shot gun shacks

regards,

 

RE: If you don't have studs in wall, is there a best practice to hang projector screen that pulls down?@, posted on October 31, 2020 at 10:55:36
pictureguy
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And use a LOT OF GLUE.
That way, when removal time comes, a good chunk of wall comes, too.

US code typically calls for studs '16 inches on center'........Joists, which are LEVEL are also either 16 or 24 on center while the same goes for rafters.....which are 'tilted' and parallel the roof line.

A Joist and a pair of rafters, to a 'peak' would be the minimum requirement of a TRUSS....
Too much is never enough

 

RE: If you don't have studs in wall, is there a best practice to hang projector screen that pulls down?@, posted on October 31, 2020 at 16:09:17
I'm thinking maybe use those plastic inserts for drywall.

There are studs, just not the size of this screen.

I'll do that, plastic inserts and hang two screws.

 

I would not do that..., posted on December 24, 2020 at 08:31:34
grantv
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Those plastic plugs are OK if used on a wall for some lighter items at a single hanging. For constant use (pulling, reeling back) however I'd opt for wall anchors. Just my opinion...

 

RE: If you don't have studs in wall, is there a best practice to hang projector screen that pulls down?@, posted on December 24, 2020 at 14:08:31
Mr645
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There has to be studs of some sort. If they do not line up with the screen, use a 1x6 board bolted to the studs and mount the screen to the 1x6 board.

 

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