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Flat Screen Television Mounting Guide

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Flat Screen Television Mounting Guide

Placing a flat screen television on the wall is a safer alternative than placing it on a piece of furniture, which could create a dangerous situation in the home. In addition, when you place a flat screen television on the wall, you free up your interior space for additional furniture items.Televisions are a common item involved in tip-overs, injuring 169 U.S. children between 2000 and 2010.

 

With a comprehensive flat screen television mounting guide, you can remove the dangers in your home and mount your television on the wall.

 
  1. Drill the holes for the mounting bracket and install it onto the wall using the bolts and screws included with the television mounting kit.

    1.Importance of Mounting a Flat Screen Television

    Little kids are often active in the home, running from room to room and even bumping into furniture. If a child is moving fast and accidentally bumps into furniture housing a heavy television, the set could topple from the furniture and fall on the child.

     

    Another common scenario is climbing children. If a child spots an item placed high on an entertainment center, the child may decide to climb to reach the item. In the process of climbing, the television may become dislodged and fall on the child.

     

    Placing a flat screen television on the wall also moves it out of reach from damage that could occur from small children.

     

    Even in a home without small children, you might find that you have a more economical use of space if you mount a television on the wall instead of placing it on an entertainment center or on some other surface. Viewing can be more effective and efficient with the television mounted on the wall instead of perched on an entertainment center.

  2. 2.How to Mount a Flat Screen Television

    Determine the mounting style that fits your needs. A simple mounting mechanism places the television flush on the wall without the option for adjusting it. A more advanced television mounting system enables you to adjust the television up, down and side-to-side.

     

    Use a stud-finder to find at least two studs, probably 16 inches apart behind your wall. Once you locate studs and you determine the height you wish to mount the television, place the mounting bracket onto the wall and mark the points where you must drill holes. Make sure that the holes you drill will go into studs.

     

    Drill the holes for the mounting bracket and install it onto the wall using the bolts and screws included with the television mounting kit.

     

    Attach the mount to the back of the television following the instructions with your mounting kit. The final step involves attaching the mount on the back of the television to the mounting bracket on the wall.

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  4. 3.Preventing Problems

    It’s essential that you install the mounting bracket into studs behind the wall. If you miss a stud or fail to ensure that studs are supporting the television, it may come crashing down when you least expect it.

     

    With careful attention to detail and a little effort, your flat screen television can go up onto a wall to keep it safe and keep your family safe.

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