TV installation onto the wall is usually a pleasing experience aesthetically and you will definitely enjoy it. With the increase in flat screen, high definition and plasma televisions, more and more people are mounting TVs to their walls. This is a relatively easy and inexpensive operation. Here are the options available when it comes to mounting a television.
First, you will need to mount the brackets to your flat screen. You can find the right-sized bracket online or at an electronic retail store nearby. These usually come in a size range and you can have one bracket that fits a range of TVs. For instance, you may buy a bracket that fits televisions size 32 to 56 inches. If the base of the TV that comes with it is attached, you will need to remove it. Next, look for a flat, padded item and lay the TV glass down on the item.
Next, look for the four holes that are on the back of the television. This is where you will place the brackets you had purchased. If necessary, remove any screws that are plugging the holes. Place the mounting brackets at the back of the television and align them as written in your mounting directions. When screwed to the television, the brackets should face the correct way.
Tighten all remaining bolts using a screwdriver and ensure that the bracket has been firmly secured to the television with no wiggle room. To get a tight fit, you can make use of the washers that usually come with the bracket. Now, it is time to mount your flat screen to the wall.
In order to get the flat screen mounted on the wall, you first need to find the studs in the wall. The standard studs are usually 1.5 inches wide. It is important to find the studs when you hang the television since your TV is likely to weigh down too much and fall of; leaving you with a damaged wall and a broken television.
In case you are still unable to locate the studs, you can tap on the wall with your knuckles where you think a stud may be. A thinner sound usually means a stud while a hollow sound means that there is drywall.
Also take the time to mark your studs with pencil marks. You need to ensure that the mounting is even and level. Take your time in order to ensure that the final result will be visually appealing. Now, following the drill pattern on the back of the bracket, drill pilot holes into the pencil marks. Make sure that the pilot holes you are drilling are smaller than the bolts in order to make your work a little easier.
Next, place the mounting bracket onto the wall and screw the biggest bolts into the pilot holes. You will then need to hang the TV on the bracket. Before you can fully let go, ensure that the bracket is strong enough to hold the weight of the TV. You can finally plug in the cables where they should be and turn on the power to enjoy the work of your hands.