I'm trying to help a friend hang his new 50" plasma (christmas gift!).
The structure is as follows:
he wants to hang it over the fireplace. The TV+mount weight is about
115lbs, where about 90lbs (just the TV) can extend 26" from the wall.
Anyway, I opened up a section of wall just to see what I can find (and
to do the media cabinet wiring) when I noticed that the studs are
placed in the other orientation from top to bottom. What I mean is that
the wide edge of the stud (4") is facing the room as opposed to the 2"
Also, the stud can't go all the way to the bottom because of the
fireplace, so just above the fireplace, the stud is attached to a
Now, the plasma mount will catch two such studs, with 2 lag bolts in
each that will be almost 2.5" long. Because of the orientation of the
studs, the lag bolts will pretty much go thru the mount, drywall and
So my question is, is this structure sufficient to support this kind of
weight, extended 26" from the wall as I've indicated?
Many, many thanks in advance.