Practically no one has a CRT (cathode ray tube) television any more, and entertainment centers are quickly becoming outdated furniture pieces, so what does one do with the brand new flat screen that they just bought?
I am glad that you asked because this article is all about how to mount your flat screen television to the wall yourself without having to hire professionals to do it. As a matter of fact, once you learn how to do this, you can charge your friends to do it for them.
The first thing you will have to do is determine the area on the wall that you want the television mounted and then get a mounting bracket for your new television. You usually get a mounting bracket from the place that sells the flat screens, and some mounts will come with instructions that you can actually place on the wall and use as a visual guide to mount the bracket.
Mounts are usually sold by size and weight of the television being mounted, so if you are buying the mount a while after the television was bought, have that information ready when you go to the store. The next thing you will need to do is get a stud finder.
This is for the purpose of measuring the distance between the studs in the wall that you will be attaching the wall mount to in order to hang the flat screen. To use a stud finder, simply place it flat on the wall a hit the start button as you drag the stud finder across the wall until the stud finder gives you a long beep, indicating that the stud has been found.
lg smart tv 43 inch 4k Place a mark there and continue along the wall to find the next stud and repeat this for the length of the television mount. In the end you want at least two studs for the mount.
Once you find your studs, you will need to drill what is known as ‘pilot holes’ into the studs. This is done to make sure that the ‘lag bolts’, which are the main bots that will anchor the television bracket and television to the wall, will have enough space to fit.
These lag bolts will support all the weight of the television and mount so it is very important that there is enough room in the stud to support the bolt. Next, you want to hold the bracket against the wall that was measured for studs and make sure that the holes in the bracket line up with the marks that were made for the studs. Make sure that you also have a level handy so that you can make sure that the mount is level before you secure it to the wall.
When you begin drilling, make sure that you feel resistance all the way through the drilling process. This indicates that you have drilled all the way into the stud. If you start off with resistance and suddenly you feel no resistance, this typically means that the bolt has gone in at an angle and passed through the stud. This is not good. You need to make sure that there is resistance all the way through so that the mount is firmly secured to the wall.
Now all you have to do is attach your television to the wall with either a tilting mount or a fixed mount. Tilting mounts are typically used when the television is being placed high above a seated line of sight viewing angle so that the television can be tilted downward.
If your seated or standing line of sight is good for you then you might want to choose the fixed mount. Both mounts have hooks on them that fit securely onto the wall mounting bracket. The television will have holes on the back of it to support the fixed or tilted mount.
Simply secure the mount onto the back of the television and then, place the television with the mount, onto the wall mounting bracket that has been secured to the wall. This is usually at least a two person job so make sure you have someone helping you to do this.
Once this is done and the television is on the wall mount, you will either need to attach a safety screw to the mount or snap the safety latch into place depending on the kind of mount you have. This is to make sure that the television does not fall off of the wall mount.