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TV corner wall mount into masonry

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by James Peach, 4 Jun 2021.

  1. {SAS}TB

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    Just checked and unpaid £79.99

    I looked at the cheaper ones but the TV is c20kg from memory and wanted to make sure it was strong enough.

    I have it mounted on one wall and then articulated out to sit "angled" across the opening like in your first "sketch"

    E: picture here

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/forums/posts/33344059/

    E2: Just checked - 31kg :eek:
     
    Last edited: 5 Jun 2021
  2. pp111

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    What I did with mine is to buy a standard wall mount then construct a wooden frame to go in the corner so the wall mount just bolts to the wooden frame. I just used 50x100mm pine to construct the frame which was bolted to the wall using threaded bar and chemical cement. The end result is a really, really solid frame, that leaves the TV apparently just floating in the air in the corner. The TV must be almost three feet from the corner of the room so there is no way any bought in mount would do the job. The TV is just too big. Anyway, it works a treat.
     
  3. Delvis

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    We used to have an old CRT mounted on the wall on an extendable arm, I can guarantee most LCDs will weigh less :p
     
  4. jpaul

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    corner mount stand looks well made (but really have to see one in the flesh) concern I'd have would be how true the wall corner might be,
    whether you'd have to use shims.

    as op suggested the arm length maybe marginal to guarantee 45 degree tv positionng across corner

    eg https://www.nextdaytechs.com/blog/2016/12/how-to-catty-corner-mount-your-tv-for-the-perfect-fit/
    catty must be an american word ?
     
  5. Simon42

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    That's actually a mid range cost bracket.

    I have fitted two different Sanus brackets in the last year (VLF628 and VLF728) where we needed extra extension and they are over double the cost of that more expensive one. They are also more than double the weight (the bracket itself, not its TV capacity which is similar) and are excellent with no flex/movement even when extended fully (71cm extension).
     
  6. {SAS}TB

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    Been away but back now - here's some pictures of the TV and bracket in situ

    TV in place "floating" over the unit

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    The bracket as it is in normal situation / extended to allow the TV to sit at the correct viewing angle

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  7. Flibster

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    Weight should be fine. I wall mounted a 60" Kuro plasma on a single (rather beefy arm). That was about 60kg.
     
  8. JohnG7

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    I have similar arm (boxed never used) that does the same as above, it weights a ton on its own and can hold a 60" Plasma like above user said.
     
  9. James Peach

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    Here I was not receiving notifications and thinking everyone was silence bc they were simply in awe of my diagrams!
     
  10. James Peach

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    Yes. I must measure how far it would have to be.
    Constructing wooden frame beyond me as you may have suspected from my "diagrams"
     
  11. James Peach

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    dear lord.
     
  12. James Peach

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    Ok that looks like the ticket. It should reach far enough to allow a 55" to sit in the middle, right?

    Is there some Pythagoras I need to use or something to work out how long the arm needs to be / how far from the corner the mount needs to be fastened? Or is it as simple as the closest it can be while still letting the tv go flat if need be. Although yours doesn't look like you could let it go flush against the wall so that wasn't your intention.
     
  13. James Peach

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    UPDATE I have a mount.
    But it's a cantilever heavy duty one.
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    It's already very heavy (~9kg) and the tv is 17kgs.
    Do you think I'll be ok drilling into the mortar or does this need the brick.
    I'm really hoping mortar will be ok since I have no hammer drill.
     
  14. fiacha

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    Go into the brick, mortar is not suitable for taking a load.
    You can get a hammer drill for £25 from screwfix. Well worth having one.
     
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  15. James Peach

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    :) ok. Thanks!
     
  16. James Peach

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    Any recommendations for a hammer drill?
     
  17. LuckyBenski

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    IMO for light to medium DIY, the cheaper in store brands are OK if you look after them. Generally I find cheaper power tools last OK if you don't abuse them.

    So basically check B&Q, Homebase, Wickes etc for a deal - here's what I'd say are absolutely required:

    Lithium ion battery. NiMH or NiCad will die whether you use them or not - Lithium is miles better.

    2 batteries. I can't imagine stopping a job to wait 4 hours for a charge.

    Hammer drill mode - this is basically what sets a cordless screwdriver apart from a combi drill/driver.

    My drill is a Worx thing that was £50 half price from Homebase. Spotted it in 2013 and grabbed while I was skint. Absolutely I'll replace it with better quality when it dies - but it hasn't!

    Worth investing in good quality drill bits for brick too, not the ones that come bundled. They're ok but life will be easier with nice ones.

    Edit: just had a quick browse on B&Q, this looks like the cheapest with a hammer action and 2 batteries. Do shop around!

    https://www.diy.com/departments/ryo...combi-drill-r18pd3-215sk/4892210187468_BQ.prd
     
    Last edited: 28 Aug 2021
  18. jellybeard999

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  19. James Peach

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    I got exactly that today on your advice and I have mounted it!

    NOW.

    I'll be honest I didn't 100% think this through and now I need to get 4 x HDMI and 2 x power behind it without the wires showing.

    What's the best way to do this?

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    I could MAYBE fit a few HDMI cables and power behind the mortar and run it horizontally but what about the rest of the HDMI. and I'd also have to fit trunking in there, right?

    Maybe there's an HDMI and power sort of socket box I can use or something?
     
  20. the-evaluator

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    Almost 3 months spent choosing the mount and you didn't consider your cabling?!

    With that setup I'd run thin trunking down the corner of the wall to the left side of the screen.