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Hollow wall anchor tore out - how to repair and put dowel in the same place?

Simply put, you can't reuse that type of anchor in that hole even if you patch it. The paper backing is where the strength resides, and that's compromised. Use a winged toggler if you must keep it ...
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Hollow wall anchor tore out - how to repair and put dowel in the same place?

You are lucky that’s all that broke. As noted in the comments, 4 fasteners into drywall/gypsum are completely inadequate for a heavy tv. You need to find the studs and screw solidly into the middle of ...
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Is there a logical reason for powering the TV this way?

This is commonly done as a later add-on in order to provide a path for both low-voltage (HDMI, cable TV, antenna, etc.) and high voltage (120V). It has two advantages over a permanent hard-wired ...
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What type of a wall mount is needed for an old TV?

Mount on a pair of screws like a picture. Buy screws with heads that are the biggest that can fit into the larger part of the mounting hole, and shafts the biggest that can slide into the smaller ...
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Mounting a large TV to metal studs

The standard way to do this is to open up the wall, stick some 2x4s cut down in the metal studs, replace the sheetrock, and run lag bolts into those 2x4s. This eliminates issues with pull-through and ...
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How can I mount a large TV over wall molding?

This doesn't need to be fancy or complicated. You just need standoffs that are large enough to not crush into the drywall. Simple 1x2 boards would do just fine. If that doesn't give you quite enough ...
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Hollow wall anchor tore out - how to repair and put dowel in the same place?

Assuming you want to center the tv and there are no studs where you want to hang it. You are going to have to patch the hole from the old lag anyway, so cut a rectangle out of the sheetrock from stud ...
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How can I mount a large TV over wall molding?

If you anchor it solidly into studs, you can definitely shim it. I'd make two shims, as large as well fit in those gaps, just slightly proud of the trim. Then place a 1/2" plywood panel over it, ...
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How do I mount a TV with clock type mount?

The hard way: stick two screws in the wall at the proper spacing, with heads that fit in the holes, sticking out of the wall far enough that they can go into the holes and slide up into the slots. ...
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Mounting a large TV to metal studs

Rather than go through what screws and how many, the issue is that the metal studs are not good at holding screws that are under much force. Since you offered it as an option, and because a TV is not ...
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Is there a logical reason for powering the TV this way?

Speculation… These days with eARC/wifi/bluetooth etc you can switch your entire media rig on & off from the AV receiver with one button-press on the remote. If the previous occupant had an older ...
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How can I mount a monitor to a wall without drilling into brick?

It's trivial to hold 10-20 lbs if you can put anchors into the mortar (bricks are not tiles, so mortar, not grout.) Typically with most mounts you'll need a board (3/4"-19mm or so thick, perhaps) ...
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How can I mount a monitor to a wall without drilling into brick?

Ten pounds isn't particularly heavy and almost any anchor suitable for installation into a mortar joint would probably be sufficient to hold 10 lbs. Installing 4 of them (as would be recommended for ...
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Is there a logical reason for powering the TV this way?

You have a setup designed for a wall-mounted TV, with the power receptacle concealed behind the TV. So your logic is "Why not just directly feed it from in-wall wiring? Why surface and provide an ...
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My TV supposedly doesn’t have VESA mounting support, but I want to mount it. Any ideas?

You can just make an adapter template out of 3/4 plywood. You make one side of your plywood fit your tv back and the other side hook into the vesa mount. If the hole spacing overlaps you offset the ...
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220-240 V 50 hz Sony Bravia TV for use in 110/120v 60 hz power

On electronic loads, the 50/60Hz is vanishingly unlikely to be a problem. It's a problem for motor loads where the motor is now spinning 20% faster. A clock won't keep time. The voltage I am not ...
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Should I unplug my TV(which is turned off) during thunderstorm

Ideally, all electronics should be unplugged during a thunderstorm. There is no cheap surge protector better than an air gap. For that matter, in a direct strike there could be a threat to the house ...
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Mounting a TV on a 5/16" thick stone (or faux stone) facade

I spoke to the builder about this project and he said "if you can locate the studs and make sure most of the bolts end up in them, it should be able to handle the load easily." He made the ...
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What kind of mount is best for a 100lb 85 inch tv?

Like most things, it depends. If you have perfect wall/room placement for a tilt, tilt mounts are generally half the price as full motion mounts and a great option. If you can't mount a tilt where you ...
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Should I unplug my TV(which is turned off) during thunderstorm

To be safe, yes. The TV is always on. What that means is the power supply IS energized providing power so the IR receiver for the remote works, so the power button works etc. The display might be off, ...
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Mounting a large TV to metal studs

The TV mount that you linked in your question has a wall mounting plate that can be extended to nearly 52 inches. If: Your studs are 16" OC or less Your TV's VESA spacing is compatible with this ...
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Feasible / easy to mount a Frame TV on this wood overlay on brick fireplace?

You can mount a TV there but must understand how the wall above the fireplace is constructed. It might be all brick, or the brick flue might be set back with a stud wall in front of it, from the top ...
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Should I unplug my TV(which is turned off) during thunderstorm

This depends heavily on your local environment. Is your house in middle of nowhere, powered by aerial wires? Or is it a part of neighborhood, and all the wires are underground? In first case, you will ...
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TV Mount fire block hidden

You can't run this existing cable through the wall. Normal power cords are not certified for in-wall use. You can install an outlet behind the set, of course. Getting wires through most hidden fire ...
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Mounting a TV on a 5/16" thick stone (or faux stone) facade

If this was my house, I’d drill into the studs on the marks, and try to screw through the grout, preferably into one of the areas where the stone corners are chipped, or any area with lots of grout ...
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