- Design Tools
Use the tips below to ensure that your AV installations are safe and successful.
Always use a standard type electric drill rather than a hammer drill. This will prevent the inside of the block from breaking out when entering the cavity.
Yes, drilling off-center may compromise the holding ability of the fastener.
Always use an electronic conduit sensor, as built drawings or blueprints will only show the approximate locations of utilities.
Peerless-AV has a ceiling mount attachment for most every type of ceiling structure, including finished ceilings, truss mounts, I-beam mounts, internal joist mounts, Unistrut mounts, cathedral ceiling mounts, suspended ceiling mounts. We also have attachments with anti-vibration stress decouplers.
Yes, absolutely. All you need are the proper tools and a little common sense. Read through and follow the enclosed detailed instructions. If, for any reason, you are not sure of the mounting surface load capabilities, consult with a certified contractor or architect before continuing.
No, steel studs can be much weaker than wood depending on their thickness or gauge. Typically, you will find #25 gauge (.020) in most construction, which is totally incapable of safely supporting a 125 pound with a safety factor of four. You then need to spread the load across 2 or 3 studs using a Peerless-AV wall plate designed for that purpose.
*Percentage used for relative illustration purposes only.
Togglers acceptable for lighter installations, flat and tilt mounts.
Wall plates may be required for heavier installations, pivot and articulating wall mounts.
Wood stud blocking recommended in some installations.
Follow mount manufacturers' recommendations.
Tough exterior (case), flexible core prevents snapping.
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