Fixing the TV on a wall

Mounting the TV on the wall

New large-format family TV-device must occupy a worthy place in the house. This will help to choose the right mount for your TV on the wall. It's not just stand for CRT or LCD TV, but also a good way to use the volume and to save space in the room.

What is the bracket for your TV

Typical Bracket for TV - a simple metal structure, fastened to the wall or ceiling. Current models, such as Samsung or Phillips, mounted on the bracket via strong steel bolts, then the TV will be at least stable position than usual flat surface of shelves or pedestals. The bracket helps to hang the TV on the wall so as to distribute the weight on the plurality of support holes in the wall or other surface. tips:

  1. There are several types of fasteners. Each model is suitable for a particular brand, and different ways of operating.
  2. on the elements of the prices will be increased depending on:
    • Difficulty mechanism (if the structure is not fixed),
    • manufacturer, brand (Leader, Holder, etc.);
    • the material used;
    • the maximum permissible load.
  3. Large bracket does not make sense to buy if you only have a small TV with a diagonal. The extra hole in the wall, again, do not decorate the walls.

Before purchasing a bracket necessarily determine the location of the TV location in the room. The main types of TV mounts on the wall are distinguished on the basis of the mechanism of interaction with the object and support bracket arrangement:

Options for ceiling mount requires the best surface preparation and arm holes. In this case, place under the fasteners are best left perpendicular to each other in the wall and ceiling in the corner junction. Ceiling bracket allows to fix the TV in the middle of the room, but it is rarely used in residential premises. Sometimes, this option is still used. Choose a ceiling as a basis for the bracket, so as not to spoil the white surface of a traditional ceiling.

A distinction is also mounting standards referred to VESA. Standard VESA 400x400, for example, describes a rectangular panel. It the distance between the holes 400 millimeters up vertically and horizontally. For each set of diagonal TV screen or plasma screen in inches fits a certain size on the VESA standard, which should be guided when buying a bracket on the wall or ceiling.

The simplest solution - a fixed bracket, which involves mounting the TV on a wall, without changing the position or the angle of inclination of the structure. This type is suitable for flat LCD, LED and plasma devices disposed at an average height above the spectators. Fixed mount includes at least bolts and holes - this is usually the cheapest of the options available in the store.

Mounting the TV on a wall section higher means that the plane of the screen should be tilted down for easy viewing from the seats. The degree of inclination using an appropriate bracket is adjustable by the user within determined dimensions of the model body and the material strength. Screen mobility increases when fixing the place to move away from the wall for a few tens of millimeters (in comparison with the fixed version), but then the screen takes up more space.

Mounting the TV on the wall with a pan-tilt mechanism is best suited to accommodate the TV screen from the ceiling or other inaccessible place. The combination of tilt and swivel functionality makes the process easier to select the screen position, even in confined spaces. It should be borne in mind that universal retractable mechanism has impressive dimensions. The different positions of the flat Samsung may occupy the same space in total, how many would take the traditional picture tube of the same size in a fixed form.

How to choose a mount for your TV on the wall

Selected wall mount for your TV by the VESA standard. Before you look for the product, calculate, or look in the manual the size of the screen diagonal. Correspondence between this value and the size of the attachment panel is shown by the following scheme:

  • small screens up to 26 inches - 100x100 mm;
  • from 26 to 40 inches - 200x200 mm;
  • from 40 to 55 inches - 400x400 mm;
  • big screens over 55 inches - 600x400 mm.

Choosing bracket Check prices and photos in nearby stores, but do not forget about the online marketplace. Kit will be cheaper even with the delivery, if the order was not in Moscow or St Petersburg. Get the goods better in specialized stores selling plasma screens, monitors and accessories for their installation and operation.

The price for standard VESA 100x100 mounting brackets range from 190 to 1,000 rubles. depending on the material and the allowable load. The large size of the price fixings are set in a range from 1200 to 4500 p. Pay attention not only on the distance between the bolts, but the maximum allowable weight - the higher it is, the more reliable the design as a whole. Load more than 70 kg of well-kept model with fixed mechanism.

How to make a bracket for your TV with your hands

Homemade suspension mechanisms will replace the factory goods, if you have some skills in wood or metal. To make the bracket for your TV on the wall with their hands should be of very durable material that is at hand. You will be able to assemble a simple fixed mounting of the plasma on the wall, if the installation of the rotary mechanism is not expected.

Easy attachment requires a couple of hours of your time. Two long strips of wood together in a simple and easy locking: one mounted on the rear panel of the TV, the other - to the wall. The lower edge of the first strap and the upper edge of the second abate so as to engage each other. The compound will be stable due to the weight of the device, but will need a third strip to be positioned at the desired screen angle. It is fastened to the wall below the main lock and should be a little thinner to provide a slope down to 2-3 degrees.

Proper mounting of the TV on the wall with his hands

If you purchased a wall-mounted TV, the question arises: how to properly hang on the wall? In general, there is nothing difficult in installing the system. If you can use a drill, a hammer and a screwdriver, then it will be able to handle it on their own. To Samsung TV set or any other mounted on a wall, use special tools: the right to hang the TV on the special devices - brackets. They are different in shape, size and functionality.

Mount for Samsung TVs, the LG or any other, need to choose based on your needs. It can be of different design.

  1. fixed. It allows you to securely attach the device, but without the possibility of its pan or tilt. Such an attachment for hanging the TV has a minimum of openings and easy to install.

  • Inclined. It is often used when installing the television set high above eye level. To ensure a comfortable TV viewing, mount allows you to tilt the panel to the desired angle.

  • Before you hang your TV on the wall with his hands, it is important to determine the height of the placement machine. According to current standards, the lower edge of the device must be located at a distance of from 0.7 m to 1 m from the floor. If the TV set will be bought for the kitchen, the location of it under the ceiling will be the best option. However, there are other options for placing the TV in the kitchen.

    In order not to wrestle with how to hang your TV on a wall bracket, you will need to do some simple steps.

    1. Mark the point on the wall for porting. For this purpose, a tape measure, measure the distance from the bracket holes on the rear panel to its lower edge. Then mark 1 m from the floor + value obtained from measurements on the TV. You'll get high, which will be drilled bottom mounting holes. Through this point slide the horizontal using a spirit level.
    2. Now attach fastening (wall) to the TV so that the line drawn through the bottom opening of the suspension.
    3. The next step is prorisovyvanie through holes in the mounting locations for porting.
    4. Before you install the bracket to the TV on the prepared wall, in some cases, you need to check the installation site for flush (Using a specific device). With drills (better - perforator) drill holes made on the labels.
    5. The openings formed with a hammer hammer dowels.
    6. Attach the bracket to the wall and tighten the bolts (in some cases - screws) in hammered dowels with a wrench.
    7. Once the bracket is securely fixed, one can use external means, bring the machine to the fastening and suspended it.

    Hanging the TV without bracket

    Flat panel TV with a diagonal 42" (especially large units) are ready for installation without the use of special hardware. Manufacturers of devices already provided, how to hang the TV on the wall without the bracket. To this end, on the rear panel made Special "tabs" (Grooves). Therefore, the installation of the TV with the "ears" is not much different from hanging pictures or mirrors. Important to fit fasteners weight device. If the tabs are not provided for the suspension, it is possible to make the fastening of the hands.

    Making the bracket with their hands

    If you are in the operation of the telly is not going to change its position, it can be simple and inexpensive to mount the TV on the wall with his hands.

    To make installation of the apparatus with a screen 32 inches or 42 need to prepare four corners of aluminum or steel (to be used in the manufacture of the bracket for TV) and one of the bicycle spokes. recommended use aluminum Area, since it is easier to handle. The dimensions of the segments are not important, the main thing to match the holes on the unit and in the corner.

    1. Proceed in detail with 2 openings for fastening to the unit, and in the upper part - one each for the spokes. Attach the finished parts to the chassis set-top box (using M4 screws).

  • After that is done by marking on the wall to make holes. All holes in 4 parts must be located strictly opposite each other, in order to avoid skewing the device after installation.

    For fixing the wall parts can be used plugs of the desired length and diameter of plastic (depending on the weight of the unit).

    Before you attach the TV to the wall, it is required to determine the over a width. It must be such as to ensure adequate ventilation between the wall and television. Otherwise your 42 inch TV set will overheat, which will affect its service life. All wires, electric and antenna, can be hidden in the cable channel.

    Hanging the TV on a plaster wall

    About how to fix the TV on a wall of plasterboard, there are many opinions. Some say that it is possible to apply the plug-butterfly, the other - it is not secure fit. From the practice observed that hang on the "butterfly" can telly weighing less than 15 kg (42-inch). Such an embodiment can be used for TV on a wall 32 or 42 inches. Otherwise, TVs with greater mass, there is a risk of destruction of drywall. For clarity, how to use a dowel-butterfly, you can watch the video:

    Hang your TV on the wall of drywall can be more reliable way: you must use the strong magnet to find the screws that secure the sheet to the guide, and by the metal profile mount bracket. You can also hang your TV on a plaster wall using pin-screw.

    Such as anchor of the fixing element can be screwed in the concrete and the brick wall (pre-drilling a hole of the desired diameter). The length of the pins must be chosen taking into account the distance from the main sheet of plasterboard walls. What a great depth in brick or concrete is screwed into the anchor, the more weight it can bear, since the entire load will be on the bearing wall rather than facing sheet.

    How to install the TV on the wall, it discussed above. But what if a sheet of drywall is not used as a liner, but as a partition? expensive device is not recommended to be fixed to a plane. In this case, the TV can be installed on a special rack, shown in the figure below. Hanged so the TV on the bracket can be rotated in any direction (due to the rollers at the front), that is, the entire structure becomes mobile.

    Possible to mount the TV to the wall of the drywall, fasten it pipe installation bracket.

    Another option how to hang the TV on an unstable wall, can be application strips and chipboard, which can be good to strengthen her. And on the strip can be fixed shelf, bracket and install the appliance. With this embodiment can suspend large panel size and large mass, for example, applying two parallel stripes of chipboard.

    If you are installing the TV on the wall is not possible, then a good option would be the ceiling mount.

    Having considered the various options for mounting a television receiver, it is possible to understand that the main difficulties that may arise before the home craftsman - is drilling holes, proper selection and use of fasteners. If you doubt their abilities, it is better to entrust the work of professionals.

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    Fixing the TV on the wall with his hands

    An important task - not just to make a TV mounted on the wall, and make it as comfortable and convenient. Look at the screen, hung close to the ceiling, it is convenient only from a prone position. In other positions may occur tension in the eyes and neck.

    Producers of TV panels recommend the following:

    • check out the wall in terms of its strength on the surface of the drywall can not be placed plasma, it simply will not sustain the weight;
    • consult a professional master, if there is no confidence in their own abilities;
    • alone mounted TV to the wall is possible only when its total weight less than 25 kg;
    • allowed to connect to the network to complete the installation is complete;
    • when the TV is placed it should be remembered that in the air must flow back of its wall, otherwise there will overheat panel.

    Proper placement of the TV - it's not only the installation, but also maintenance of interior solutions. The apparatus may be enclosed special decorative frame or mounted in a recess of a certain color. All depends precisely on the interior individuality.

    Features TV wall mounting

    Make installation possible on a flat and clean surface, with no protrusions or depressions. The distance from the floor is not less than a meter, and the distance to the nearest TV viewing space should exceed the size of the screen diagonal at least three times. Look at the screen without loss of image brightness is possible, if it is attached to the wall at an acute or right angle.

    Avoid the places for installation, which can directly affect the machinery sunlight. From this picture it is lost, and the surface may suffer. Do not install fasteners to the TV on the wall near the window or door openings.

    When assembling the arm with his own hands, he must be well fastened to the wall surface. To be safe, you can use thick thread or strap.

    fastening devices for plasma surface may be stationary and rotary. In the first case, a bracket mounted to the wall and the TV is fixed in position on a permanent basis.

    In turning more features, but such devices are expensive. Rotary, in turn, can be divided into:

    Brackets are available in different sizes for different TV. Fixing the TV on a wall 32 inches is more often a swing-out, and for large diagonals - inclined and fixed. Everything is connected with a large array of devices with a wide-screen TV. Swivel option simply will not sustain the load.

    Any kind of bracket can be purchased at the store. The larger the diagonal of the TV, the higher will be the cost of the bracket. It is therefore not surprising that many people have a desire to make a mount for your TV on the wall with his hands.

    Making the bracket with their hands

    Before you start you need to decide what will be the mount for your TV on the wall in the final version. Easier to manufacture stationary bracket. Save not buying this for a large TV, you can several times.

    Prepare drawings, you can see what materials and tools will be needed in the work. Calculations can be performed manually or by a program on your computer. Circuit can also show the connection details. It should be at the highest level, otherwise the structure will not sustain the weight, and the long-awaited purchase simply shatter.

    Elementary mount on the wall for the TV LG not only consists of three bars, they are matched to the length of the structure. In one, the holes are made at the same distance from each other. This bar is attached to the body of the TV. This should be done gently, without damaging the equipment.

    The connection is performed by means of bolts. The second block is mounted on the surface, its attachment should be thorough, also by bolts. Joining device to the wall will be the third block, it can be used to adjust the angle of inclination. Then the entire structure is firmly fixed.

    Fastening on the wall for the TV "Samsung" can be assembled from a rectangular tube. The dimensions of the pipe to be selected individually for your model based on functionality.

    If the distance is small, for example only 20 mm, the panel will be closely adjacent to the wall, and connectivity equipment will be hampered. At a large distance from the surface, for example 60 mm, the possibility to connect additional wires will be, but this design looks ugly. The best option distance becomes 40 mm. A height of the tube may be 60 mm. Its length depends on the length of the TV and the distance between the holes for mounting. Fixing the TV on a wall 42 inches to withstand its weight.

    Production of wall mounting

    Having defined the dimensions, may be required to prepare a pipe. Further counting takes place for holes. On the tube itself need to perform a hole diameter of 10 mm for fixing the TV, and for mounting on a wall - three 8 mm diameter.

    Partitioning them occurs at the same distance from each other and from the edges of the tube. Slots for mounting the TV should be winding, it will eliminate the occasional lifting or displacement.

    Fixed to the wall pipe can be different devices. If it is brick, it is better to use the dowel-nails, if wooden, the self-tapping screws. The main thing - to fulfill the main task - strong attachment. Then the workpiece can be brought into a noble kind by painting it. This detail of the rectangular tube will be attached to the wall.

    Attaching parts on TV

    Next you need to make a piece for mounting most of the TV. This will require the following:

    • bolts - 2 pieces diameter corresponding thread fixed on a TV (in this case 20 mm mark M5);
    • Washers - 4 pcs internal diameter of 5 mm, the outer 20 mm;
    • rubber sleeve with an internal diameter of 5 mm, with the outer 10 mm, they should coincide with the grooves in the pipe diameter.

    If necessary, mount the TV on a wall, you can adjust the tilt, this is one of the bolts can be used longer, it set the lock nut, which will regulate the rotation.

    Next you need to engage in the manufacture of stops to the wall, it will be two lower bolts of the TV. To bolts gently rested against the wall, they can put on rubber pads, which can be manufactured from readily available materials, such as the old hose from the vehicle. On the TV set two screws with stops and bolts, washers and bushings. Included with the TV are special straps, they also need to be fixed.

    Putting the entire bracket at the installation site. To start fasten to the wall prepared tube with nails or screws. Setting the correct conduct with the building level. Next opposite loop attached to the TV, make hooks.

    Now you can make fasteners on the wall for the Samsung TV. It is better to do it with an assistant, even if the weight of a small panel. It should hang television, adjust the angle and securely fastened.

    When stationary the panel in a particular place will be right to conceal cables in the hole in the wall. It will have to Stroebe channel. If the feasibility of such a channel in question, you can simply close the wire special plastic boxes. It can be purchased at any hardware store. It was originally white, but it can be painted to match the interior or to make a contrast. You can close the box with wallpaper in color.

    So, we figured out how to make their own hands for fixing the TV onto the wall, not to resort to expensive professional help.

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