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Hanging a Flat Screen TV

Discussion in 'Technology Advice' started by Bowler, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Bowler

    Bowler New Member

    Has anyone tried this yet? I had a go for the first time. It can be quite tricky to do (well) and a lot seems to depend on what your wall is built from.

    This was driven by Mrs Bowler who seems to think that everyone in the Philippines has one on the wall these days....
  2. aposhark

    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Make sure you use the correct rawlplugs for the drill bit and spend a bit of time working out exactly where the holes will be drilled as the TV may swing out depending on your room. Our TV was in an alcove and it was tricky where the holes went. I drilled in the wrong position at first as I was going too fast. I filled the incorrect holes with that new foam stuff which expands and can be easily sand-papered to make it smooth and besides, the holes are behind the TV and can't be seen.
    Best of luck.
  3. Drunken Max

    Drunken Max Active Member

    The main issue is knowing that the wall will support the weight. Do not hang on plaster board alone if possible. Also, if you are going to sink the cable, use a conduit with a pull line permenantly available.
  4. HaloHalo

    HaloHalo Administrator Staff Member

    Lad in work recently bought a second house and renovated it all. He wanted his tv on the chimney breast but sat in a recess so the telly was then flushh with the wall. He made a recess with studding and put the telly nicely sat in the recess and he says it looks really smart. One problem though, the TV is that tight in the recess that after he mounted it he now can't get it out. So lets hope the TV is reliable for a good many years :lol:
  5. HaloHalo

    HaloHalo Administrator Staff Member

    Yep if its a big telly i would be inclined to use rawl bolts rather than rawl plugs and screws.
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  6. bigmac

    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    main prob with swing out brackets is what do you do with all the cables. i hate seeing the mess of cables behind / under my tv---and thats on a glass floor unit.

    also--i dont like tv's mounted too high up. eye level when sat down is best for me.
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  7. Bowler

    Bowler New Member

    I have managed to get the TV on the wall. It's a bit tight getting the USB memory stick in place now (and definitely too high for my wife who will need a chair). But I discovered there are no wooden uprights (studs) behind the plaster so no real sizeable gap to get the cabling behind as the plasterboard is dabbed on - just a tiny gap. So to hide the cable I may have to "chase" out a channel in the brickwork, which is pain as I was expecting a stud wall with a nice gap behind the plasterboard.
  8. Bowler

    Bowler New Member

    It's too high for the little one who tends to sit on the floor. But okay for us in the armchair.
  9. Bootsonground

    Bootsonground Well-Known Member

    One way is to get a piece of 1 X 3 timber and drill ,bolt it with 2 anchor bolts through the plaster board and wall..

    Mount the TV bracket to it..This way its not only strong but you get an extra inch gap to plug in your HDMI/USB`s etc.
  10. John Surrey

    John Surrey Member

    Agreed... you need to look at the bracket and the where your inputs go etc before you start nailing it flush to the wall... also check your remotes - probably infrared so you won't get much response if you put the tv in a recess or alcove etc... don't forget your sound system, kodi box and other add ons.
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