how to hang a TV

HOW TO HANG A FLATSCREEN TV – Mount

Mounting a flatscreen television might be intimidating at first. But here is a guide to how to go about it, making it simple and doable.

The first thing to do is to get an appropriate wall mount for your TV. You have to be sure you are making the right choice as regarding wall mount, because there are different types of mounts. For example, some hold your TV flat against the wall, some hold it in a way that it’s totally swiveled away from the wall, some tilt it down, and many others. To get the suitable wall mount, I’d recommend you get the mount from the same store you bought your TV. If that’s not possible, then you can just search online what type of mount is suitable for your TV. It’s important that you add the model of your TV. With this, you are sure you are choosing a mount that can carry the weight off your television.

Before making any drill in your wall, you need to find the studs in the wall, and for this, you’ll need a stud finder. This will tell you where you drill into the wall to install the mount. Once you find the stud, mark it with the Hang-O-Matic, so you can remember the exact position when you want to drill.

The next thing is to measure the distance of your pilot holes with the Hang-O-Matic that will allow your screws to enter the wall. To do this, you’ll have to put the mount on the floor and stretch the Hang-O-Matic markers from one hole to the other.  Afterwards, lock the Hang-O-Matic, bring it to the wall, level and push the Hang-O-Matic into the wall where it will leave two marking points.  Then drill the hole where you have marked.

Now, you can place the mount up against the wall, and tighten with the screws using a screwdriver. Align the second part of the mount to your television using the screw holes as reference before placing the screws in the right spot.

Finally, align the mounting plates on the TV with the brackets on the wall (this is best done by two people). Lift the TV carefully and attach the two mount pieces together. You’ll have to follow the instructions in the manual as this varies per mount.

 

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