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Wall mounting problems.
#378162 06/08/12 08:00 PM
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Well, my new townhouse has presented me with yet another problem. It seems that my wall studs are metal, not wood! How am I supposed to mount my QS4s? Please excuse me if this has been answered, I have no internet and am typing from my phone which is a PITA. I have full metal brackets, just can't screw then into a stud.


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mariouzzi #378163 06/08/12 08:11 PM
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Drill a pilot hole through the metal, a little smaller than the screw, first. You may have to use metal screws, instead of wood screws.

You might try this on the inside of a closet first, until you get the correct size of hole screw combination. Then just stuff the small holes made in the drywall with some spackel.

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CatBrat #378166 06/08/12 08:28 PM
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Do I need a special drillbit? The one I'm using won't go through the metal. Or maybe I'm being overly cautious.

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mariouzzi #378169 06/08/12 08:42 PM
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You might need a bit made for metal. I've always been lucky and the cheap bits I've always used will drill through metal. Just have to use a little patience and keep drilling with some pressure, but not enough to break the bit. If that doesn't work, then it's off to the hardware store.

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mariouzzi #378170 06/08/12 08:45 PM
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The speakers are less than ten pounds, could I just use some anchors or molly bolts in the drywall? Most of my search results discuss mounting TVs, not speakers.


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mariouzzi #378171 06/08/12 08:48 PM
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I use only anchors for my QS8s. So far, so good, but...


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mariouzzi #378173 06/08/12 09:00 PM
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I think anchors should work fine.

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i use anchors too. all's well.

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mariouzzi #378178 06/08/12 09:39 PM
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Anchors, toggle bolts, molly bolts, they all should work. I've used (and am currently using) them to hold up my QS8s. Have been doing so for about 8 years in 3 different installs without issue.

OR

Just use a regular drill bit and drill into the metal studs.

OR

Just use "self tapping" metal (not wood) screws and they should pull themselves right into the metal stud.

Personally, the toggle/molly bolts are my favorite way. VERY secure.


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mariouzzi #378181 06/08/12 09:57 PM
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The metal studs are probably 12 gauge at best. A regular bit will go right through them just fine. I am currently using E-Z Ancor Twist-N-Lock dry wall anchors to hold up a pair of 15lb speakers.. They are working just fine and have been for the last 2.5 years.

Here is a link to the product that i am using.
http://www.lowes.com/pd_71529-2191-11364...&facetInfo=

If you do decide to go into your studs, do what nick said, use self taping screws, this will eliminate the need for you to drill a pilot hole into the metal.

Good luck.

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