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  1. That sucks. Assuming the anchors could bear the weight, it looks like the installer screwed them in too tight, so the panel pressed into the wall too hard, creating a crack along its edge.

    1. You don’t ever mount a big TV with drywall anchors and this is why. The anchors held, but the drywall is not rated for that kind of load. The mount extending out acts as a force multiplier. It should have been directly screwed into the studs with lag bolts.

    2. Read my message again. If the TV is mounted on the studs, you are not using drywall anchors. Furthermore, the TV is not mounted “to” the drywall. The drywall just happens to be between the stud and the TV mount. There is only a very small compressive load on the drywall.

  2. I rented a house and was putting my kitchen stuff away. The entire cabinet fell off the wall, was held up by 4 screws and drywall anchors. Landlord lived 2 houses down, and called to say what had happened. Lady said her husband would be down later to take a look at it, when he came home from his construction company.
    He came over that evening, said “Well, no wonder it fell. They only used drywall anchors. I’ll have someone come over and fix it tomorrow.”
    Next day his son, who worked for the company came over and was screwing it into the studs with lag bolts. I asked I’m who had done the kitchen remodel, and he said “Oh, my dad did this house.”
    Typical slum landlord. Put minimal cash into a rental and expect maximum return from renters.

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