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  # 650595 4-Jul-2012 13:02
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minimoke:
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avecha: Heard it coming then felt it. Ran straight for my 50 inch on the wall and hugged it. Blu-rays went for a ride on the shelf. Was shaken but not stirred.
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Yes I would go for the telly as well.? Kids and missus can look after themselves.? The TV can't? Wink


There are still unsecured TV's in NZ???? I'd be amazed if an insurance company paid out for damaged TV's in the future - there is no excuse for not having them secured nowadays.

OP - heard and felt it here in Christchurch. Thought it was just another wee local aftershock, but it was still large enough to rattle the doors.?


It would need to be quite a big shake to topple a tv, and I suspect that that sized quake could cause structural issues, so a tv maybe the least of your problems. I have a back tie on my tv but that is the only way to secure it, and that is only a safety thing to stop it tipping over on a toddler,, so I doubt it would stop it toppling in a big one. I would say 90% of tvs in NZ wouldn't be secured at all for EQs, as I have never seen any others in houses that are secured for EQ's. The TV manufacturers don't make any other way to secure it against eqs, which is poor considering they are being sold in an EQ zone. Perhaps it is a business opportunity

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  # 650598 4-Jul-2012 13:06
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OP - heard and felt it here in Christchurch. Thought it was just another wee local aftershock, but it was still large enough to rattle the doors. 


Secured to what? If your talking about wall mounts, that rules out pretty much anyone who rents, as most landlords object to you putting big holes in the wall.




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  # 650611 4-Jul-2012 13:20
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minimoke:
mxpress:
avecha: Heard it coming then felt it. Ran straight for my 50 inch on the wall and hugged it. Blu-rays went for a ride on the shelf. Was shaken but not stirred.
Blenheim.



Yes I would go for the telly as well.  Kids and missus can look after themselves.  The TV can't  Wink


There are still unsecured TV's in NZ???? I'd be amazed if an insurance company paid out for damaged TV's in the future - there is no excuse for not having them secured nowadays.

OP - heard and felt it here in Christchurch. Thought it was just another wee local aftershock, but it was still large enough to rattle the doors. 



It is secured to the wall but it was instinct. Ran to my tv then rang my sister.

It's not dangling off the wall by a screw. There is 8 bolts to the stud.

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  # 650612 4-Jul-2012 13:22
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minimoke:
mxpress:
avecha: Heard it coming then felt it. Ran straight for my 50 inch on the wall and hugged it. Blu-rays went for a ride on the shelf. Was shaken but not stirred.
Blenheim.



Yes I would go for the telly as well.? Kids and missus can look after themselves.? The TV can't? Wink


There are still unsecured TV's in NZ???? I'd be amazed if an insurance company paid out for damaged TV's in the future - there is no excuse for not having them secured nowadays.

OP - heard and felt it here in Christchurch. Thought it was just another wee local aftershock, but it was still large enough to rattle the doors.?


It would need to be quite a big shake to topple a tv, and I suspect that that sized quake could cause structural issues, so a tv maybe the least of your problems. I have a back tie on my tv but that is the only way to secure it, and that is only a safety thing to stop it tipping over on a toddler,, so I doubt it would stop it toppling in a big one. I would say 90% of tvs in NZ wouldn't be secured at all for EQs, as I have never seen any others in houses that are secured for EQ's. The TV manufacturers don't make any other way to secure it against eqs, which is poor considering they are being sold in an EQ zone. Perhaps it is a business opportunity


Again it was instinct. Ran to my pride and joy. It's safely bolted to the wall. Even had two builders and a experienced non builder look at it.



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  # 650614 4-Jul-2012 13:23
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minimoke: 
OP - heard and felt it here in Christchurch. Thought it was just another wee local aftershock, but it was still large enough to rattle the doors. 


Secured to what? If your talking about wall mounts, that rules out pretty much anyone who rents, as most landlords object to you putting big holes in the wall.

To what ever it is sitting on! One of my TV's is wall mounted but thats no good if you can't do that. The other TV has straps from the back of the TV to the cabinet it sits on. All up cost - around a couple of bucks

My old mooring anchor CRT stood firm in the 7.1.  I foolishly thought surving a 7.1 that nothing would move it. The TV bounced off two walls and a bookcase and got tossed about a meter in the February 6.3. It was this shake that toppled the telly that killed the baby. It takes a bit to move a TV - but they do move and they wil topple.

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  # 650618 4-Jul-2012 13:30
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  The TV manufacturers don't make any other way to secure it against eqs, which is poor considering they are being sold in an EQ zone. Perhaps it is a business opportunity

Most, if not all modern flat panels will have four mounting holes in the back so that you can bolt it to a wall mount. Most TV's will come with the bolts for this connection - if not you can get a couple from Mitre 10 for less than $1 each. Make sure you get teh right length cos you fdon't want to screw these things into the panel!Get some strapping materal and screw to the top holes in the TV. Screw other end to the canbinet. The TV will rock backwards (against the wall) and is now pretty unlikely to go forwards.

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  # 650646 4-Jul-2012 14:33
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? The TV manufacturers don't make any other way to secure it against eqs, which is poor considering they are being sold in an EQ zone. Perhaps it is a business opportunity

Most, if not all modern flat panels will have four mounting holes in the back so that you can bolt it to a wall mount. Most TV's will come with the bolts for this connection - if not you can get a couple from Mitre 10 for less than $1 each. Make sure you get teh right length cos you fdon't want to screw these things into the panel!Get some strapping materal and screw to the top holes in the TV. Screw other end to the canbinet. The TV will rock backwards (against the wall) and is now pretty unlikely to go forwards.


My TVs in the middle of the room, not near any walls, so that isn't an option for me. Otherwise I would probably wall mount it and do away with the stand. If the stand is well connected to the cabinet, and hte cabinet is possible also connected to the floor in some way, then that could withstand and earthquake, but I would have to put straps across the base, which would look ugly, or screw holes through the base, which could damage the base.

 
 
 
 


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  # 650715 4-Jul-2012 15:45
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Interesting link in the article below to a recording of organ music in St Peters Church, Wellington when the earthquake struck last night.  Quite impressive noise from the earthquake (starts just over half way though the recording).

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/7219967/7-0-earthquake-captured-on-tape





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  # 650722 4-Jul-2012 15:54
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a quick reminder for everyone to check if they have contents insurance. Remember eq's are covered should your contents get damaged in an event. This is part of the levy that you pay for. I personally wouldn't go hug my TV considering that if it gets replaced it'll be a better and thinner model

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  # 650907 4-Jul-2012 20:54
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I heard it here in Churton Park for a long time before I felt anything. As soon as I heard the rumble i thought "earthquake!" but then nothing happened for about 20 seconds - it just kept rumbling so I began to wonder if it was actually an earthquake when the rolling set in.

A strong roll went for what felt like quite a long time. I didn't time it but had just decided to pick baby up and head for a doorway when it subsided. It kept going gently for a quite a while after that though.

I would have thought easily well over a minute from woah-to-go.

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  # 651156 5-Jul-2012 10:50
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My 50" plasma got delivered one week before the Feb 22 quake. My first job was to get the strap secured to the entertainment unit! It barely moved during the 6.3 but I'm sure it would have toppled without the strap.

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