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Drywall bulge after mounting TV

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Dec 11, 2008
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Drywall bulge after mounting TV

A bulge on my drywall appeared after I put my tv mount on. They are hard to the touch. Pilot holes were drilled and studs were hit. Is this anything to worry about?
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Nov 7, 2012
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Eeeee. Did you hit a pipe or something. That looks like water behind the wall.
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Dec 11, 2008
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akswun wrote: Eeeee. Did you hit a pipe or something. That looks like water behind the wall.
Its been a week and the bulge is hard and unchanged, everything looks dry so probably no pipes there. Its on the wall where the builder designed to have a tv, so It would be surprising if they put a pipe there lol
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Dec 31, 2007
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Richmond Hill
Or because you pulled the bolts too tight and pulled the mount tight onto the studs. An existing drywall nail/screw could then get popped and pushed up towards the surface of the drywall paper and paint causing that bulge.

Something like this: https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions ... ounting-tv
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Mar 9, 2019
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You tighten the bolts to tight and pulled the drywall. It happened to when I mounted my TV. Not a big deal since its behind the TV, and on the positive note you know the TV aint coming down :)
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Mar 24, 2009
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KW
There was probably a bulge in the drywall. You just never noticed it.

Something pushed its way through the drywall (a screw, clip, a nail head)

When you remove the tv. Just cut around and fill will mud. It’s nothing major.
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May 30, 2005
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Richmond Hill
Madevilz wrote: Its been a week and the bulge is hard and unchanged, everything looks dry so probably no pipes there. Its on the wall where the builder designed to have a tv, so It would be surprising if they put a pipe there lol
Just wanted to point out that this means nothing - the builder puts boxes wherever they want on the floor plan.
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Feb 26, 2016
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Vaughan
agree with everyone else. nothing to worry about unless it's wet. it's purely cosmetic and since it's behind the TV, it shouldn't be a problem. The odd shape of the buldge makes it seem like it was just a mud job that got pulled out when the screws were drilled in.

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