Mounting a TV

Mounting a TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s say that you have a new large screen flat panel and you want to place it on a wall with one of those tv mounts instead of the tv stand, what should you do first? If you can find a wall across a room from your furniture for veiwing, your on your way. Now try to determine how high the bottom of the screen should be and place a tic mark there. Measure the height of the screen and place a tic mark on the wall at that distance from the bottom. Now float a stud finder left and right until you find the paralell studs and place a pencil tic mark there. Measure the width of the screen and try to center the stud tic marks in that width. Stand back across room and decide if the screen placement fits your room design as far as layout and proximity to cabinet or shelves below. Get a low profile mount that works for the size TV you just bought. Put the brackets on and measure the height of the point of where the bracket and mount touch the wall mount down to bottom of screen, match that to wall marks and you now have a location to place the cross bar on the mount. Drill the correct hole size with a cordless drill into the stud making sure holes are level. Mount with lag bolts. Erase tic marks still showing. Now cut a hole at top and bottom to pull power and signal cables through using a hand saw. Pull Romex and an HDMI cable(s) to cut out and hang out of wall about 2 feet or more. Cutenough romex to connect a “power kit” to plug flat screen into behind the screen and a cord for connecting power to a surge protector in the cabinet. Place flat screen on wall after you connect HDMI to input on back. Plug in to “power kit” power outlet. Connect HDMI cable(s) at bottom. You are done mounting a TV. Just power up the TV and sources like a cable box or blu ray player .You’re ready to watch your wall mounted TV.

If this all sounds too simple, it’s not. Contact us for a professional quote and installation today.

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