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    Construction stds

    From what i have learnt studs have two standard spacings. 24" and 16" on centers.
    Ok if i am correct that puts the distance to center on three studs space 24" at 48".
    So why if you were selling something to be mounted on our walls with that something being heavy enough to warrant being mounted on a stud would you space the mounting holes at 44.5" apart.
    Either i dont get it or this manufacturer dont get it.

    Can anyone point out what i am missing here.


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    Can you link to the product so we can see it?
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    its not the first time they had the spacing different for a shelf to hang from..use a french hook and be done with it.
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    Don't know the answer. I just opened this thread out of curiosity. The header said Construction Stds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    From what i have learnt studs have two standard spacings. 24" and 16" on centers.
    Ok if i am correct that puts the distance to center on three studs space 24" at 48".
    So why if you were selling something to be mounted on our walls with that something being heavy enough to warrant being mounted on a stud would you space the mounting holes at 44.5" apart.
    Either i dont get it or this manufacturer dont get it.

    Can anyone point out what i am missing here.


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    And you forgot 12" OC and 19" OC Mind ya it still don't work with your 44.5 but it works for sheetrock and plywood
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    Oh I see that 44.5 is planed so you wont do any structural damage to the studs by screwing into them.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
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    If your talking about a Tv mount then you can put a chunk of ply up first and then attach it to that. That way you get the proper attachment to the studs. Unless they are expecting the wall to be sheeted in ply and then it makes all the sence in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Oh I see that 44.5 is planed so you wont do any structural damage to the studs by screwing into them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Can anyone point out what i am missing here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Ok if i am correct that puts the distance to center on three studs space 24" at 48".


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    And your math is off. Center to center of three studs 24" OC would be 48"
    center to center of three studs 16" OC would be 32"
    I don't know Ed we are in need of a Canadian Builder to answer that. Eh
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