Installing a TV wall mount Bracket? Anyone do this?

Don2222 Posted By Don2222, Sep 8, 2016 at 7:42 PM

  1. Don2222

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    Hello
    I picked this up from Sears today for the workshop. Has anyone installed one?

    This is a full motion bracket. Should I build a frame around it?

    Exterior Wall is open 2x6 framing until this job is done, then we will close it up with Roxul R23 and sheet rock.

    What do you think of a component wall mount below it and 3 inch PVC in the wall to funnel the wires between them?
    Does anyone have a pic of something like this that you did?

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    These are very easy to install. Since you have the wall open you have a couple options. You're definitely going to want to run an HDMI outlet behind where the TV will be, as well as a power outlet, and an Ethernet cable if it's a smart TV that doesn't have WIFI. The other end of the cables will go to another outlet where the entertainment stand will be. You can either brace the wall with 2x10, or 2x12 to make the mourning easier when the Rock is up, but it's really not needed. Once the wall is rocked, simply find the stud and then use a pick or very small screwdriver to make sure you drill directly in the middle of the stud. It's important to drill before driving the lags home. 4 bolts is more than enough, good luck. They sell the HDMI/Ethernet combo outlets at Home Depot.
     
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    Here's a bad photo of my prep work on my TV downstairs. You can see the HDMI outlet up top and the power outlet below it. That rectangular area was the 2x12 I put in between the studs to make it easier to mount but wasn't able to use it because of the height of the television. You can also see where my HDMI cable comes out at the very bottom. Some HDMI controlled devices can be finicky when there's a bunch of different brand/length cables involved - so try to use the same length and brand in and out of the wall.
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    If the wall is an interior wall no conduit is needed(if it's a straight vertical drop). Just cut holes and use low voltage boxes and terminate with correct cover plates.

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    It is an outer wall that will be stuffed with Roxul.
     
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    I'd cut the PVC (or other conduit) in half lengthwise and install so that it acts as a channel for the wiring.
     
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    I have one just like that in my shop and simply hit the studs with the bolts. My interior sheeting is osb. You'll want to mount the device on top of the sheetrock so finish the wall first.

    In a shop, maybe even a house, I would not try to bury anything in the wall for this. All of my wires hang loose in the wind!
     
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    Thanks for your comments
    I know it is just a shop but since the walls are open, I really want to take advantage of it.
     
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    Hello
    Just ran into a Big snag! I thought of this during the pre-wire stage and my local electric supply manager ordered special Recessed single, double and triple gang outlet boxes for 2x6 walls but it still was not enough!!!

    The new radio is 14.5” deep and the shelf is 15.5”

    After the banana plugs are plugged into the speakers, then the depth grows to approx a whopping 17-3/4” and the feet are almost hanging over the front!

    I spent all day adding 3 inches to the depth of my shelf that holds the Marantz! I had to use special 2x2 popular wood!!
    The shelf in the floating TV stand is 15.5" deep so with the 2 layers of popular wood it is now 18.5" -

    My question is:
    How deep is your component shelf and does it give you enough room to plug in your cables??
    So how deep is your shelf?

    Pic 1 - Feet hanging out the front!
    Pic 2 - shows depth with banana plugs attached
    Pic 3 - attaching the first layer of 2x2 popular wood to the studs in the wall.
    Pic 4 - 1st layer Frame is done)
    Pic 5 - double layer shows side is open for ventilation and running the FM antenna wire!
    Pic 6 - shows 2x2 boards leave plenty of room around jacks located behind the floating shelf.
    Pic 7 - shows new radio fits on shelf now 18.5”
     

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    Looks like Harley at Crutchfield recommends at least 18-7/16” shelf depth for this Marantz SR6012 :) That is about right! I get 19-1/4” deep in my case! So to be safe, I would recommend 20” deep.
     

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