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# 217902 17-Jul-2017 21:36
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Hi guys, I am interested in hanging a 49 inch tv on a wall, just started looking at prices of brackets in stores, do you really have to pay 300 dollars for a bracket or are the ones off trade me ok ? https://www.trademe.co.nz/1371660373

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  # 1824090 17-Jul-2017 22:22
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I've not seen one that expensive.

I get all mine at Pbtech. They are quite flexible on price from the listed cash price too. About $30 each from memory.

If you're mounting on a gib wall check how long it will have to be to span 2 studs. Usually 600 apart but if you want the tv centered yo may need to get a longer one.




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  # 1824108 17-Jul-2017 23:34
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richms: I've not seen one that expensive.

I get all mine at Pbtech. They are quite flexible on price from the listed cash price too. About $30 each from memory.

If you're mounting on a gib wall check how long it will have to be to span 2 studs. Usually 600 apart but if you want the tv centered yo may need to get a longer one.

 

Exactly this. I just went through the process of finding a slimline one for my new place and PBtech was the easy winner. Huge range, good prices. I paid $45ish for a slimline one for a 55" TV.

 

 

 

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  # 1824138 18-Jul-2017 07:54
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Agree - I got one for my 55" tv from PBTech. Mine has a single central mounting point - anchored to the wall framing by two quite large coach screws, but it allows me to swivel the tv in any direction, and it has cable management.

 

From memory it was $50-$60.


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  # 1824188 18-Jul-2017 09:26
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this is my favourite tv mount 

 

https://www.surplustronics.co.nz/products/5608-ledlcd-slimline-fixed-wall-tv-bracket-

 

Its cheap, its really really easy to mount/unmount the tv, its low profile, it leave little marks on your wall, its small so easy to run cables/powerpoints behind tv.

 

i have 6 of these in my house.  tried others in the past, but i just go with these ones now.


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  # 1824199 18-Jul-2017 09:38
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Don't repeat my mistake - make sure your bracket leaves enough room to get the plugs in - e.g. HDMI coax etc

 

I bought a new TV and new bracket last year and ended up having to buy a couple of right-angle plug adapters.





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  # 1824313 18-Jul-2017 12:21
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What does everyone do in terms of installing cables etc?  Unless it is a new build, I understand it is a bit of an expensive process as a new powerpoint needs to be installed for the TV?


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  # 1824320 18-Jul-2017 12:34
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Shouldn't cost you too much to get a sparky to run it, chances are they will piggy back off a near by socket / light switch for the power feed and run cable down / up inside of the wall. Couple of hours labour, some tps and a socket, $200 +/- a bit depending. They will also be able to run HDMI and possibly networking at the same time, neat tidy job.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1824357 18-Jul-2017 13:16
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single story house with roof access it would be very simple, or underfloor access.  

 

depends a lot on the sparky though, some want to cut up gib left right and centre, some would have a drill bit like this

 

 

 




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  # 1824966 19-Jul-2017 08:58
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Thanks soo much for your advice will check out pb tech cheers

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  # 1832257 27-Jul-2017 13:56
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reven:

 

single story house with roof access it would be very simple, or underfloor access.  

 

depends a lot on the sparky though, some want to cut up gib left right and centre, some would have a drill bit like this

 

 

 

 

 

Apologies for the slight thread hijack, but thanks for posting that video - very informative.  Any idea how common that kind of thing is in NZ?  A few months ago we had an electrician in to replace old TRS circuits and upgrade our switchboard, and I was curious to see if they would be able to easily run ethernet in our old (1920s) bungalow.  The short answer he gave was no, and I suspect it's on account of the heavy sarking behind the gib on our walls.  But something like this seems ideally suited to some simple runs of ethernet...


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  # 1832263 27-Jul-2017 14:00
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i have 2 sparkies, neither have one, they both just cut holes.  i was tempted to buy one myself, but I was replacing so much gib in my renovation (due to old wallpaper on walls and basically destroying it when removed, it was cheaper/easier just to rip down the gib and redo it).

 

if you wanted to do lots, I would buy one from ebay or something and get them to use it (or use it yourself).


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  # 1832272 27-Jul-2017 14:16
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Lizard1977: was curious to see if they would be able to easily run ethernet in our old (1920s) bungalow.  The short answer he gave was no, and I suspect it's on account of the heavy sarking behind the gib on our walls.  But something like this seems ideally suited to some simple runs of ethernet...



In older houses the sarking replaced horizontal blocking between wall studs. Usually in the original walls once you drill through the top or bottom plate you can just drop a line down inside the wall. There's either another reason or he didn't want the extra work.

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  # 1832337 27-Jul-2017 15:30
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if you can get under floor you only have to get up 400mm to top of wall box and bring cables to a central point where the patch panel goes.




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  # 1833078 28-Jul-2017 20:21
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Soo many choices from pb tech, good suggestion about size of studs . Would you recommend one like this ?

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MOABRA1059/Brateck-PLB-43-PlasmaLCD-TV-Ultra-Slim-Tilting-Wal

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