Questions tagged [television]

A television (or TV) set is an appliance that allows you to view moving pictures and hear sound. Use only for questions about mounting television sets to a wall or other structure. Questions about buying or using TVs are off-topic. Use with the [mounting] tag.

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Secure TV mount?

I'm not much of a DIYer, but I was thinking about mounting 2 or 3 TVs (not all mine, some my parents' etc), 32", 40" and 50". Obviously I'll be getting a stud finder and using that to ...
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Cantilevered pillar TV mount extension

My fireplace is flanked by 24" depth bookshelf niches. I want to install a flat-panel TV so that it is flush with the fireplace, so 24" off the back wall. I'm aware that "full extension&...
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Will 12“ studs work for a TV mount designed for 16” stud mounting?

I've moved into a new location and I have 12" studs rather than the 16" studs my TV mount was designed for. The TV mount comes with lag bolts (M8x55). Getting the lag bolts and pilot holes drilled ...
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Can I use a cantilever TV mount the other way around?

I'd like to mount my TV above my fireplace, but I think it will be too high for prolonged watching. So, I thought - could I use a cantilevered mount, but in the other orientation, so that the screen ...
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How can I hide television cables on a brick wall?

My handyman mounted my TV and cut holes at the top and bottom so we could hide the cords. He went to put the cords through the hole and found a surprise layer of brick in between the holes so he ...
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hanging 140 lb on wall with metal studs

I am finishing my basement and have metal studs on the perimeter (just in case of any moisture penetration. Planning on hanging an 85", 140 lb flat panel on the wall. The drywall is not up yet, so ...
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Mounting articulating Arm for TV (43”) to wall with metal studs

I’d like to mount an articulating arm for my 43” TV in my basement, however have metal studs unfortunately. The mount is made for a single stud install. Luckily I have access to the back side of the ...
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Gaming console (XBox) through wall in another room [closed]

I'm looking to wall mount the TV in my lounge, which would give it a nice, clean look. However, I've got an XBox one and want to get an XBox Series X in the future. My partner wants to avoid having an ...
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Mounting TV to unusual existing mount

I have problem with using a TV wall mount left by previous owner. Remaining is a wall plate part with a single lug (3 1/8" long, 1/2" hole). I never saw something partial like that. Usually ...
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Hanging a TV board ( 70“ x 72” ) and 100 lbs

I need to hang the large TV board onto my wall. The wall is 1/2" drywall mounted onto 3/4" thick wood furring strips which are mounted onto cement block. The TV board has 3 wood blocks that are to be ...
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How can I install a TV mount to metal studs?

I'm trying to mount a tv in the new apartment. I thought I found and marked the studs and drill holes, but when trying to drill though met resistance. I'm able to look into the wall a little because ...
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TV Wall mount permanent bracket arcs forward

Last night I installed the TV mount bracket on the drywall with two stud support. This was my first ever D.I.Y. lol. Meanwhile, it looks all fine and everything is in place but I noticed that the ...
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Why can't I (or: shouldn't I) run a power cord through a wall?

I would like to wall-mount my TV and have the wall be as clean as possible. I found this box and my idea was to mount this on the back side of that same wall , then run the power cable (and other ...
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Mixing power and signal cables

I have to pass the TV signal cable near the power cable for lighting in my room, and I observed noise in the TV. If power and signal cables are near each other, does the power cable have a magnetic ...
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How feasible is a brick veneer fake wall?

We want to brick veneer our chimney breast (Which has a TV mounted to it) but I had a thought that would allow us to hide the wires, brick veneer the wall and also keep the wall behind in a clean ...
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Is it okay that my Sony TV power cord replacement has a slot for a third prong that the original doesn't?

I have a Sony TV that has OEM cable on the left. I want to replace it with a longer cable on the right. The new cable fits into the TV's slot but would not have the third prong. Is this safe to do? ...
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Can dielectric grease be used in coax connections?

I have two coax cables that need to splice together. I am using waterproof F-type connectors but I was wondering if a dielectric grease where the two screw in to each other would be harmful (signal ...
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Mounting a television on an older stone fireplace in a semi-remote cabin?

I have a stone fireplace in a cabin that I'd like to mount a television screen on. While I’d love to pay someone a reasonable fee to do so, the cabin is in a location where contractors are few and far ...
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HDMI Connection flickers when ceiling Fan is switched on/speed increased

I have my desktop computer connected to the TV using a 1mtr HDMI cable. I wanted to reposition the desktop and hence bought a cheap 3mtr HDMI cable. With the new cable I noticed that whenever I switch ...
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I need a longer 4x4 board

I am having trouble finding 4x4's for an outdoor project right now. I'd like to mount an outdoor television about 5.5 to 6 feet from the ground. I was planning to use two 4x4x10' pressure treated ...
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Mount Heavy TV onto re-patched drywall

My contractor just installed our new 65 inch TV into our wall. The problem is it's about one inch too high. There are now 9 holes drilled into the wall, and only 2 holes is into wood. The rest is with ...
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Coaxial CATV to power line adapter

When I renovated my apartment and redid my electrical wiring, I missed the chance to set up network and tv cable too. While internet is fortunately solved by Wi-Fi, I am not so lucky about TV. The ...
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GFCI daisy chain problem

I'm in a 2006 mobile home that has a GFCI plug in behind my microwave it's the only plug I have for it. Theres five more regular plugs down stream from it that all say GFCI on them because they're ...
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Asbestos in chimney bricks and mortar?

I have recently purchased a house built in 1931. It has a chimney that would be a great place for a tv mount. I want to mount on the opposite side of the fireplace - not above it. I read recently that ...
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How to mount TV on brick

I have a 75" TV that I want to mount above a wood burning fireplace (don't worry, the fireplace is not in use!) in a 1920s built house. I have bought this pulldown mount from Monoprice (https://...
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Drilling a hole in a dry-wall backed by concrete or plaster?

I am trying to mount an LG 55UK6300 tv. I bought the Insignia 47" - 80" Fixed TV Wall Mount, and it comes with 2.75" lag bolts. I tried drilling the holes as instructed but then my ...
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How many studs do I need for ~60 lbs TV + soundbar

With the TV mount bracket I have, I can get it in 3 studs. If I need 4 studs I will need a bigger TV mount. My TV is 56 pounds and my sound bar (attached to TV) is 5 pounds. So I'm wondering if 3 ...
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Help mounting tv above fireplace

I am trying to mount a TV above my gas fireplace. I have read about the issues with mounting TVs there, but I have a sealed gas fireplace and I use it less than once a year. I found the studs using a ...
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Indoor and outdoor TV location remote control issue

Does anyone know if televisions usually share the same code for power when transmitting on a remote? I have a location on a covered patio that I would like to place a TV that is near a wall mounted ...
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Help with mounting a TV over a window

I would like to mount my television over a window. I identified this mount; Chief OB1U It looks like it will do the trick, except that the opening of my window is approximately 60" high and the max ...
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Mounting a TV above a fireplace

So, we have a 65" TV that we are thinking about mounting above our fireplace. The fireplace is made of brick and has a wooden mantel. Is it really a bad idea to mount the TV above the fireplace? ...
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TV won't stay on if plugged into a certain outlet

I have an LG TV. It somehow tripped itself and just keeps blinking red and green on the power light and when I get it to turn off it stays for a second and then goes back to blinking. I swapped it ...
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Running the coaxial cable through the wall from an ANTENNA NOT A CABLE BOX

The coaxial cable will be connected to an outside tv antenna, then run through the wall to the TV. Do I need a cable box for the coaxial cable or the cable box just for cable tv? This is a single ...
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Can coax cables be replaced with a wireless solution?

I recently moved my TV to a location (within the same room) with no direct connection to a coax socket. I have been searching the web for ways to make this connection without having to drill holes or ...
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Way to mount a small tv (27-32”) on bottoms of stairs angled down slightly?

I’m looking to add a tv to underside of stairs? Is it possible to do so?
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Mounting something to stud-less plaster exterior wall

I have a wood cabinet that I am redoing (painting and changing door hardware and removed interior shelving) to use as a TV enclosure in my family room. The house was built in 1940 and has plaster ...
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How do we add structurally sound faux stud for a single stud TV mount?

We are preparing to install a single stud TV mount, (Kanto PS300). However the ideal place to put it (visually for the room), lies between two studs. We want to open up the wall and frame in a faux ...
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Adding an outlet above this metal box

I'm trying to install a new outlet about 3 feet above an existing outlet (for a wall-mounted TV). It appears that the existing outlet is in the middle of the run, so I'm not sure how I would add the ...
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Mount TV on Slate Tile accent wall without studs?

How could I mount a tv on a slate tile accent wall. I don't think there are studs behind the tile, it is a hollow space. Another problem is my wall mount only has 2 holes to bolt to the wall. Wall in ...
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Is it safe to mount a 65" TV to the wall using 1 and 1/2 inch lag bolts instead of 2 and 1/2 inch lag bolts?

We are trying to mount a 65" TV in the basement. The studs in our wall are 1 and 1/2 inches deep, and behind that is concrete. The wall mount came with 2 and 1/2 inch lag bolts, but we really do not ...
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Hit metal while drilling into wall to mount TV

I'd like to mount a TV in the same spot as the condo owner previously mounted theirs. There are 4 existing holes that use Toggler-brand SnapToggle toggle bolts, but they do not align with my mounting ...
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New TV / Old Mount: Bracket Options?

Replacing our 10-year-old TV with a newer TV. The caveat is, I must use the existing wall mount (due to custom stone-work): Now the older TV bracket works well for the 600x400mm VESA dimensions: The ...
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Can I use toggle bolts to mount a tv on a barnwood wall?

My wife and I recently purchased an old farmhouse and one of the many tasks ahead of me is mounting the TV. We have a 40lbs, 55" flat screen and we've determined that the best place for it to go is ...
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What Could be turning on my TV? [closed]

I live in a two bedroom condominium in Southern California. I have a 55" Sony LCD TV in one of the bedrooms that keeps coming on for no apparent reason. It hapens once or twice a month. I've tried to ...
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How can I run a cable past a horizontal block between studs in my wall?

I am in the middle of hiding my flatscreen cables within my bedroom wall to hide. I'm done drilling the holes and I am trying to fish the cable through, but there is a horizontal block of somesort ...
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How should I wall mount a TV with one metal stud and a gap between the drywall and exterior block?

I am mounting a TV on a wall (see photos). There is a 7/8 inch gap between the drywall and the exterior, and a single metal vertical stud (Florida) as indicated. I want to center the TV, which is ...
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TV mount on wooden studs - what screws to use

so i want to mount my tv on the wall, with a flexible arm tv mount. its a drywall with studs behind it. i think the wall is drywall anyway - it was built in 2005. the wall screws supplied come with ...
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Bulge in drywall after mounting tv

I mounted my 60” inch tv over my fireplace and a bulge has appeared on both sides in the last few days. I’ve done some searches and it sounds like this is a “nail or screw pop”. My question is this ...
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Any idea what I'm drilling into?

I'm trying to mount a TV in my basement. House was built in the 60's, and the basement used to be a bomb shelter, from what I've been told, but most of the cinderblock walls were taken out. I'm trying ...
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How can I remove a stripped lag screw from wall framing?

I’m moving and need to take down my wall mount for my 55in TV. It’s amazon basics and I accidentally mounted it upside down- when I went to correct this, the bottom bolt was too tight to come loose (I ...