How To Wall Mount a TV (LED & LCD) – Abt Electronics

hi my name is Dave I'm a custom audio andvideo installer for Abt electronics and appliances in Glenview Illinois andtoday I'm gonna demonstrate how to hang a 50-inch TV on a wall we got to startwith some basic hand tools we've got a level stud finder tape measure theappropriate fasteners

for the work surface drill to tighten these drill todrilled the larger drill is to drill the fastener holes screwdrivers the platethat goes on the wall and the arm that hangs on the TV and the process ispretty simple we're gonna take these arms mount them on the television andthen

I'm gonna mount this plate on the wall and the TV's gonna hang on theplate and we just need to put the arms on the television I prefer to do thiswith a screwdriver you know some guys use power tools but me I've always feltmore comfortable doing this just with

hand tools now we just need to tightenthese guys down okay so we've got the arms on our television we need to mountour backing plate on the wall and to get a measurement we need a measuring tapebacker plate stud finder very important level and our pencil pencil okay so

it'snot gonna hurt the TV to lay this stuff on it and the first thing I'm gonna dois I'm going to clip the backer plate onto the television and the way I liketo do it is I'm going to measure the difference between the bottom of theplate in the bottom

of the television in this case it's almost exactly 10 incheswe determined earlier today that the bottom of our television is going to beabout 56 inches from the bottom of the floor so now we need our level pencilstud finder alright so determine the center of our wall isabout right

here and then we're gonna go up these numbers are very round so it'svery easy to remember but 56 is going to be the bottom of our television so thebottom of our bracket is going to be 66 and I've already made a mark for thebottom of the bracket next

thing we need to do so we need to find our studsthat's pretty simple there we go got the all-clear light there's the edge of one and there's the other edge now I'm justgoing to mark the center of the stud for you'll see why I'm doing that a minuteand

up there's the edge or the other one and we're gonna go back this side now upit's not the steady one and there's the other one right there I got I'm gonnamark the center of that now what I'm gonna do cause it's bracketed thebacking plate is so heavy so

I'm just gonna bring my line down so that when Idraw the line from it and obviously I'm making sure these a level constantly isI'm gonna then use this to determine which set of holes I'm gonna use on theback of that mount some installers will put blue tape onthe

wall my opinion is TVs gonna hide it anyway so I'm not too too worried aboutthat we got our mount it does have an up-and-down and I almost had it upsidedown yo you may want to have another person assist you doing this I've donethis a couple times so I

don't feel any discomfort doing this on my own it justtakes a minute to level it out cuz it's a little heavy and again I'm justmarking my pilot hold mark my holes for my where my bolts are gonna go and thenI'm pulling it down and that's about it so

we've got our arms on our televisionwe've got the dimension for a television in our backer plate to drill some holes tomount our fasteners so the first thing I'm going to do is drill my pilot holesmake sure that everything's good which I'm sure it is yep good yep like

howthat feels there we go one more and then sincethose are just our pilots we need to open these up and for the fasteners I'musing today they require a half-inch hole so there's our half inch drill bit there we go and those are our holes allright next thing we've

got to do is put our fasteners in and we have specialfasteners for the wall that we're mounting them on and I would you knowalways encourage you to use the appropriate fasteners for the worksurface that you're mounting to and again I've been doing this for over 10years and have

hung 20,000 TVs I don't really know so you know I feel verycomfortable using these if you don't use another fastener nope you need thebracket this is a little heavy and there we go ones in twos in threesin and for soon and I prefer to use an impact driver

which is a little loud andwe're going to check for level that's pretty good I'm gonna raise this sideI'd feel a little happier if that side were raised a little bit and again this is what the impact driveris nice for cuz it really snug stuff up good there we

go and we're dead leveland the last step obviously we've got the plate on the wall we got the arms onthe TV we got to hang the TV this is our last step I would highly recommend youget somebody else to help you do this part but you don't have

to there we go TV on the wall

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