Know Your Wall

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Mounting Flat Panel TVs and other TV topics.

What sort of precautions should I take for a safe and sturdy wall mount?

Know Your Wall

Flat screen TV mounts require different fasteners depending on the type of wall. Be sure the wall is solid and sturdy, and has enough room to hang the TV at a suitable viewing angle and height.

For sheet rock you'll need 5/16 inch lags. Hanging a TV on a brick wall requires anchors. You may also want to spread a drop cloth underneath the space where you'll be drilling. Turn off the power to that area of the house to avoid electric shocks when drilling.

   

Comments

Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.



Name:


URL: (optional)


Comment:


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this TV Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
Jerry Mayo