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Old 01-21-2009, 08:14 PM   #1
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Uneven Studs and mounting a Flat Screen -Please Help!


Hi everyone! I just bought a 52" flat screen TV and tried to have the Geek Squad install it for me from Best Buy. But they were unable to do so because the Studs above the fireplace were uneven and they would not be able to use a wall mount. I am trying to find out if anyone has suggestions on how to mount the TV. I really don't want to mount it anywhere else because the room is so small but it is an apartment that I rent so I cannot do any major overhauls like getting into the wall. I thought about a mantle to set it on but am unsure what the weight limits on those are and if that will be safe for the TV. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help!

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Ceiling mount?
http://store.videomountstore.com/flpacemofor3.html

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I would just shim the studs, but really, how bad could they be that they could not do the job?
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I would take and add a 1x4 running vertical at 32" apart screwing them to a stud. Then they are not level with the wall, you can shim the top of one or the bottom of the other to achieve a flat surface. The 1x4s will be covered up by the tv.
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Hire a real pro, not the morons from Geek Squad. Try www.cedia.net for a list of quality companies in your area.
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Uneven as in "We do not have a Stud Finder or Tape measure.", or uneven as in "There is this huge wave along the wall." Sorry, but having Best Buy come into your home, or having one of their affiliates touch your stuff is just asking for trouble. I am guessing that the idiots at BB could not figure how to use their brains to find out from the end, then measure for On Center of each stud.
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Hire a real pro, not the morons from Geek Squad. Try www.cedia.net for a list of quality companies in your area.
That is so true. He is lucky that they did not blow up the house or cut the cable wires like Comcast contractors do. And do not get me started on their practices when it comes to ripping consumers off on their so called computer repair services.

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