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  #1937733 12-Jan-2018 15:45
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The other option is to have the cable coming out of the wall inline with the offending plug/socket then it will go back inside.
You have to measure and drill carefully



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  #1938049 13-Jan-2018 12:00
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If the mount I buy does tvs up to 65” and my tv is only 40” will i see the mount coming out the sides once it’s on the wall?

 
 
 
 


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  #1938163 13-Jan-2018 15:27
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Starscream122: If the mount I buy does tvs up to 65” and my tv is only 40” will i see the mount coming out the sides once it’s on the wall?


If it says 37" to 65" then no. They usually list their widths just check that.



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  #1938177 13-Jan-2018 16:23
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reven:

 

this is the wall mount I use on all my tvs (2x 2017 sonys  55" and 65", lg, samsung, veon).  I get them because

 

  • theyre cheap $19.90
  • they are very close to the wall but not too close I cant plug in a power plug
  • they are small, only requiring 2 holes in the wall
  • very easy to level
  • very easy to put the tv on and take it off (ive wall mounted 55" tvs by myself with this one)
  • very secure
  • since only a single bar easy to place around power sockets etc (the big bulky ones can be a PITA).
  • using these on 40" all the way up to 65" (have a smaller version for my sons 32")

 

 

Ive gone through a few different wall mounts (I have about 5 in boxes here of different brands) and now always just get this one.

 

your tv has standard VESA screw holes in it, take 5 minutes to mount.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

I've brought this one now. opened the box. don't know where to start!

 

Would I be best getting a builder in?


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  #1938217 13-Jan-2018 17:59
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theres basically 4 parts to it.

 

  • 2 parts are the arms that attached to your tv.  these are the two things with hooks on them. 
  • 1 is the bar that attaches to the wall (you put the tv on this via the hooks from previous item)
  • 1 rod that goes through the holes in the back bar once the tv is wall mounted.

theres a bunch of screws in the box, this is to cover all differnt tvs (different tvs use different screw sizes when attaching the arms).  theres a bunch of different screws for attaching it to the wall.  

 

I recommend 

 

     

  1. attach the arms to the back of your tv
  2. measure from the hooks to the top of your tv, so you know how far down you need to put the bracket
  3. decide what height you want the tv and measure down the distance from step 2.
  4. find a stud, try to find 2, they should be 600mm apart. 
  5. find the centre of the stud (easily done with a nail/drill) 
  6. grab the biggest bolts and put one in the wall (not super tight)
  7. put the other one in and level the bracket, this is where you make them super tights
  8. put tv on wall
  9. put bar through holes.

 

out of all of that the hardest part, is just finding the stud and decided the height you want the tv.  the rest is very simple.   I wouldnt get a builder in, unless you have a local one that doesnt charge much. Like I said, its a 5 minute job, and only requires a drill, level, and is very easy to do.

 

 

 

same principal as this one, but a lot easier, less bolts, easier to attach

 




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  #1938253 13-Jan-2018 19:12
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I tried to mount the 2 hooks on the tv to start with and I think they are too long for my tv and the hooks are going to be visible from either the top or bottom I don't think there's going to be a middle ground they are just too long and the holes on the hooks don't match up with the back of the tv. I don't own a drill or a level! my friend did one with a screwdriver do you think I could?


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  #1938271 13-Jan-2018 19:46
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Can you post a pic of them on your TV? Drill makes life a lot easier. So would a level, but doable without. Just harder.

 
 
 
 




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  #1938318 13-Jan-2018 20:00
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Ok.

 

 

 

My mum told me she doesn't want holes in the walls! 

 

So case closed I will return to the shop to get items refunded.

 

 

 

Thanks everyone for your help!


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  #1938384 13-Jan-2018 21:16
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At the risk of thread hijacking, what are you peeps doing with cables to your TV? I'm looking to wall mount soon and I want to build a cable tube into my wall to hide the cables rather than surface mount some capping.

 

I know I could use electrical conduit but I think I need some kind of tube system with nice corners and entry points where it meets the gib board.

 

Is there anything specfic available ? 


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  #1938440 14-Jan-2018 00:48
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I just put a 50mm pipe in my wall between the dogs and a brush faceplate from Bunnings. Total cost around $20. Easy if you don't have gib on the wall, not so easy if you do

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