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rjs3118

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Posted: 07/07/18 08:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Long story short, I tried to locate studs in my bedroom wall using a stud finder so I could mount a TV. Turns out there's nothing but plywood and styrofoam in my walls. I now have two holes that I need to repair/conceal or use. Anyone used the plastic mollys that spread open to mount a TV(I've tried the kind that screw in but they just chew up the wood)? If I can't use these existing holes, any suggestions on how to repair or conceal the holes? I know wood filler would work but I was hoping for something more inconspicuous and less noticable. Thanks.

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Posted: 07/07/18 09:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Find a picture you like and stick on the wall with double sided tape.


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Posted: 07/07/18 09:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

+1 on the picture.

Isn't amazing how there are no studs? Not really though. It's called the least costl (think cheap and quick) construction. Only place there will be 'studs' is where something attaches outside or inside and 'studs' is a relative term. More like 1" square strips of ripped pine, stapled (not screwed) together. The RV industry loves air staple guns, Number 2 or 3 grade construction pine and quick assembly.


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Posted: 07/07/18 09:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks but I'd like to fix the holes not just cover them

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Posted: 07/07/18 10:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Stuff the holes with whatever, fill with foam, cover with a bit of spackling, then finish as needed with paint or plastic.


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Posted: 07/07/18 10:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Post a picture of what you have, and we will recommend a fix.

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Johno02 wrote:

Post a picture of what you have, and we will recommend a fix.


How can I upload it (I only see an option for a storage link)?
Would you guys recommend a spray foam in the hole and then to cover it with wood filler?

Can anyone recommend a type of Molly that has worked so I don't have to patch these and then create new holes?

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It is very simple to put pictures into your post on these forums.
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You just Upload, copy, and paste.
If you would like to practice doing that, just go to this thread that I started in the DIY forum to try out the app.

This app was developed by one of our own moderators to simplify the posting of pictures. All that needs to be done is upload your picture to our site, then paste the resulting URL into your posts.

Could not be much more simple to do than that! [emoticon] You don't even have to worry about the size of the photo as the software will re-size it to our forum recommendations.
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Check out the Togglers by Hilti. I buy them by the box of 100 but maybe you can find them or something similar at a hardware store. The advantage of Togglers over Mollys is that the screw can be removed without the fixture falling behind the wall. I use them to mount grab bars in bathrooms. The disadvantage is that the wall has to be at least 1/4 inch thick.
The holes can be filled with something called Patch and Prime. A mesh patch is put across the hole and the spackle covers it up. No priming needed. Just paint over it.
Maybe just a visit to an Ace hardware store would give you more ideas.


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My wife put a little pressure on the shelf along side our bed and it pulled the screws through the 1/8" paneling. I thought it was ridiculous that there was no backing where they mounted stuff. I don't know if there is any hardware that would support a TV on that thin paneling.


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