I'm a first time DIYer and trying to figure out the installation process of wall mounting my TV. I just got one of the VideoSecu wall mounts from Amazon and installed it onto my wall already. I noticed when cutting holes in the drywall for the wire run that the studs are metal.
The bolts that I used came with the package and were about 3-4'' long. They seem pretty sturdy and i tried hanging on it w/o a problem. (i am about 160 and the TV is about 65)
With the mount already screwed in and in place, I wanted to see if this were a safe option or i was taking too much of a risk:
If i just included some toggle bolts directly into the drywall on the top and bottom of the mount (there are a whole set of extra holes that I can drill into between the two studs) would this be sufficient? To be clear, these would not go into the studs but simply lock onto the drywall.
So this would be the arrangement:
2 screws on both the left and the right side that are screwed into the metal stud (4 total)
4 screws in between the two sides that are screwed into the drywall with toggle bolts
Also another random question: In cutting up the drywall I came face to face with one of the pipes behind the drywall.
I am installing one of these:http://amazon.com/Datacomm-50-33...uct/B001PB7UVA
Is there any danger in installing this right in front of a pipe (not sure what it is for, maybe electrical?) Part of the reason I bought that plate was because it is safer than just running the power cord through but I just wanted to make sure this was still safe.
Appreciate any comments.