Installation Tips From Peerless
Use the tips below to ensure that your AV installations are safe and successful.
- When drilling into concrete block, what type of drill should be used?
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.
- Is it important to drill into the center of a stud or joist?
Yes, drilling off-center may compromise the holding ability of the fastener.
- What is the most accurate method of locating utilities such as electric, gas or water lines inside a wall?
Always use an electronic conduit sensor, as built drawings or blueprints will only show the approximate locations of utilities.
- What types of ceiling mount accessories are available?
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.
- Can the "do-it-yourselfer" install a Peerless-AV mount properly and safely?
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.
- Can steel stud construction carry the same load wood stud can?
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.