Mounting a large television can be tricky, but it’s not impossible. If you follow these simple steps, you’ll have your TV installed in no time!
Secure the appropriate wall mount (the heavier the TV, the sturdier the mount).
You’ll need to make sure the mount is appropriate for the weight of your TV. If you’re mounting a large-screen HDTV, go with a heavy-duty mount. Mounts are rated by how much weight they can hold, so if you have a 65″ LED LCD, look for one that supports at least 98 lb (44 kg). Mounts are also rated by how much weight they can hold at a certain distance from the wall—the farther away the TV is mounted, the greater its weight capacity will be.
For example: An HDMI ARC Technology Wall Plate Mount holds up to 30 lbs (13.6 kg), while a Full Motion Articulating Dual Arm Wall Mount holds up to 80 lbs (36 kg).
Use a stud finder to locate studs.
You can use a stud finder to locate a stud. A stud finder is an electronic device that detects the presence of metal objects behind drywall. It works by sending out an electrical current and listening for its echo after it bounces off of masonry objects in your wall, such as studs. This process helps you locate walls where there are no nails or screws holding up your TV bracket and mount it on those spots instead.
You’ll want to place the base plate on top of the wall with your screen pointing toward you in order to make sure that when you drill through into this spot, it’ll be on top so that all of the cable wirings will be hidden away inside—and won’t end up dangling around outside when you’re done mounting everything!
Once you’ve found one or two studs (or more), connect them together using screws and brackets (depending on what kind they were) while keeping track of how many holes have been made per side as well as what length each screw needs To help prevent any damage from occurring when drilling through the drywall into these locations, we recommend using masking tape along both sides so that bits don’t get into places where they shouldn’t go!
Install wall-mounting brackets/brackets on the wall. Lift the tv and slide into place on the mounting bracket.
- Lift the TV with two people.
- Use a lifting strap and/or two or more furniture moving pads, available at most home improvement stores. The larger the TV, the more padding you will need to prevent damage from it falling off the wall.
- Never lift too high! The safety guidelines for mounting TVs are that they should not be lifted higher than 34 inches above your shoulder height or above your head if you’re on a ladder. If you cannot see behind the TV while carrying it, get help from someone else. This is especially important when carrying a large screen TV because of its weight and size; these issues make it difficult (if not impossible) to carry alone safely without risk of injury or damage to property as well as yourself!
Secure mounting screws.
- Make sure that all of the screws are tight. If you over-tighten them, you run the risk of cracking or breaking your TV or other devices.
- Don’t use a power drill or power screwdriver to tighten them. The torque from these tools can break something on your TV.
- Don’t use a screwdriver with a magnetic bit or one that has a powered bit attachment built into it – these types of devices can damage sensitive internal components and cause other problems down the line.
If you follow these five steps, your TV will be secure and out of the way.
After following these five steps, your TV should be securely mounted and out of the way. If you have any questions, or rather hire a professional to mount your TV please visit our website or give us a call today! The professionals at Mount Man Electric are ready to help you.