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Mount tv to drywall with furring strips/cinderblock behind

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Deal Guru
Sep 2, 2008
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Mount tv to drywall with furring strips/cinderblock behind

Sorry I know it's a common type of question and there is one post right now about this, but I wanted to make sure I get it right as most don't have cinderblock walls.

I want to mount a pull out 55" tv.

The furring strips look real weak. The cinderblock is the exterior wall of a condo townhouse so I don't think I am supposed to be drilling into it.

The snaptoggles are rated quite high and I was thinking to just use a ton of snaptoggles to hold plywood up and mount it to there.

The snaptoggles are rated really high but still....

Any advice?
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Jr. Member
May 12, 2021
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I would probably open up the drywall and use tapcons to mount some plywood to the block wall.

If you didn’t want to drill into the block, PL construction adhesive attach the ply to the block wall.

Toggle bolts and other drywall anchors is pretty lame for mounting a big tv especially when you’re going to be swinging it out daily.
Deal Addict
Nov 17, 2004
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Use long tapcons (I usually end up using 3” or 4”) and go straight through the drywall into the cinder block. Ideally hit the furring strips if you can, but as long as the mount can spread the load over the drywall, it shouldn’t break/crack the drywall.

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