How To Install a TV Wall Mount Bracket | DIY Home Improvement

How To Install a TV Wall Mount Bracket | DIY Home Improvement


Hey guys. Today I’m going to show you how to install this TV wall bracket. We’re going to be installing it on this wall here. So let’s get started. So have the TV wall bracket. This is a swivel unit, so it comes off the wall and swivels. What they include in this package is the lag screws, an allen key, and some additional screws. Depends on the back of your TV. It’s a universal bracket. Instructions and hanging brackets. So we’re going to need a couple of tools. I’m gonna gather those now. We’ll get this installed on the wall. Alright, I’m gonna go grab some tools. Okay, so the first thing I’m going to do is remove the bottom stand from the TV. So there’s four screws that remove this. That should allow this to come out now. Next I’m going to remove the plate that actually goes to the back of the TV. There’s two screws on the bottom here to release this plate. I’m just gonna take those two screws off. So I can pop this plate off and I can
fasten it to the TV So obviously, that’s not gonna work. I have four screw holes: one here, one here, one here, and one here to attach the plate. So what I’m going to have to do is work with these bars they give us. These screws they provide are too long so I’m going to have to use these spacers that they provide. I’m gonna have to put these on the back here and slide these in place. I’m using only a screwdriver to install this. I really don’t want to do any damage to the TV. We highly recommend that you stay away from working with a power drill in this application. It’s good to put a washer on these heads. It’s a better application. I’m just snugging things up right now until I get everything together. I don’t want to do any heavy fastening yet until I actually have this set and ready to go. Then I’ll torque everything down. I’m putting these spacers on the backside. It shouldn’t be the other way. As soon as you feel any type of cross threading, you should stop right away. You shouldn’t keep trying to screw it in if you feel cross threading. Just back it out and start over. It may take a couple of tries. It’s easy to cross thread. So now I’m going to snug this up. Looks good. This is just gonna make it. So we have the plate that has to go on. See, it always pays to do all these other
things before you tighten things up, because once you tighten them up, you’re stuck. So now you have some flexibility. I don’t know why, but these four they made allen keys. A Phillips would have been great all the way through but for some reason they went with allen keys. So we’re ready to tighten things up. Square it up here…looks good. I’m gonna tighten these up. This is the mount to the TV. Now these hooks are heading down to the bottom, so we just hook that right on to the wall bracket. I’m just gonna go around one more time. Give a nice little quarter turn…just to make sure I’m nice and tight. All right. We’re all set to go. Okay, I’m at my wall, I have my pencil, I have my tape measurer, and this is about Center. So the marks I make on this wall you’re really not gonna see because they’re gonna be behind the bracket itself. So I need forty nine inches. So whatever cabinet I put here, typically thirty four or thirty six inch high cabinet, it’ll be clear of the TV. So that will be a non-issue. So I want the forty inches. The bottom of the bracket to the bottom of the TV is nine inches, so I want forty nine inches. Which would be here. I’m actually gonna do fifty. 50 inches is what I’m going to go with. Fifty inches will be to the bottom of the actual bracket. A lot of these brackets tell you the upside. Like right here it says “up” meaning that way. Or they’ll write on the bracket “top” on the plate somewhere. So I need that to this point here. So right under here is where I need that. So with that number minus the bottom to here, the bottom of this bracket. Which is three and a half inches. We have to come down three and a half inches. That brings me to the bottom of the bracket. So I’m gonna come back down three and a half. Then I want to find the center of the wall because I want my bracket to be centered. I don’t want to be off center. We’re gonna want it to be centered. Let’s see what I got…I got 63 inches. So I need 31 and a half inches for center. So that’s here. That’s my bullseye right there. This is the bottom of my bracket. The TV’s gonna cover a lot of this, so you’re not gonna see it. I’m just going to put a piece of blue tape as a line for me. So this is my bottom line for where I want the bracket. Now we’re gonna go find the studs. So let’s find the studs. I’m gonna get my trusty CH Hansen stud finder. This is the one that has those magnets in it. Phenomenal. So we just have to find the stud…there we go. So here’s one. I just want to check that… …make sure-yeah. There’s another one. So I know I got studs here. Here’s my stud. So I’m gonna make my mark here where my stud is. This has a level in it. So I’m just gonna level that off and then hold it. Then mark this right at the top. So I know my stud is right here. So 16 inches over I should have another stud somewhere over here. So it looks like we do have a stud here. So I have a stud here and a stud here. I have the up side up so I’m going to mark where I want to drill my holes. So you have to find your stud… So I’m going to want to draw this line down. I have a level here. I need to change my tape. That’ll give me a longer line. Let’s see how straight my eye is here…Wow, right on the money. That tape was put on there and it’s perfectly level. So I can count on my tape line being level. So I know that my mark is here and I know my two spots are right here. Make my marks… Now let’s get it on the wall now they give you these oblong holes. This allows you to move the bracket back and forth. Here’s center… …and the other center. So I’m going to do these 2 lag screws first. This is my pre-drill. These lag screws have Phillips drives on them. That makes the job a little easier, but I don’t know if it’s gonna pull it all the way in the way I want it to. So let’s see what happens. I might have to go get a ratchet. I have my lag screw with a washer on it. I just want to get this set to take the pressure off my hands. All right, let me get a ratchet. Pull the tape off before you finish. Once you lock down the frame, it’s gonna be kinda hard to take off. Take it off a little bit here so I can slide it. Okay, now I’m going to do the top two. I’m just gonna eyeball this. I have a pretty good eye for this. If you don’t feel comfortable at eyeballing, please measure. Save you a lot of hassles. I’m gonna use this to start. See how far we go with it. You want to make sure your lag screws are going in straight. If the go in crooked, they’re going to splinter the stud behind the wall and you’re gonna have a problem. So if it’s going in crooked, grab it, straighten it out, and then start driving in again. Like I’m doing now. One last thing I want to do is try to get as close to the center as possible. All right, let’s get the TV. Let’s slide it on here and let’s see what we got. I gotta adjust this a little bit. So how I’m gonna do that is adjust it in the back with the brackets. Let’s see how I did…bingo! Perfect now. It doesn’t get better than that. Right on the money. See, a little adjustment in the bracket in the back, where you have some play, can fix it. So now it’s level. I’m going to tighten up the fastening screws that lock the TV to the bracket. Typically, all these brackets have this. It’s two screws and I’m going to show you what those are. So you see these two screws here that are in the back. These screws lock the TV to the bracket so no one can pull it off. Now you also have these two adjustments in the back to allow you to tilt the TV forwards or backwards. You can see the whole setup here. How I set this whole thing up back here. So you see the swivel. This is the mounting. You can see the wall… …how it’s all mounted. Very nicely done. I’m gonna tighten this side. So you have two latches on both sides
that you lock this in place with. Let me get the cable and let’s see if it works. All right, there we go. It’s working. Awesome! Check us out on Instagram and Facebook. If you like what you see, subscribe to my youtube channel. Share my videos. Hit the bell to be notified of new content when we issue a new video. See you next time. Thanks for watching.

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