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Old 07-28-2010, 03:58 PM   #1
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The solution to the TV mounted over the fireplace??


Out of curiosity, why does it need to be pulled down for viewing? I suppose if you sat on the floor really close it would help. Just make sure you don't have a fire going while it's down! lol

It does look cool though!

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Hmm... I might consider this. My house is from 1930 so it is not designed w/ a good TV wall, and my mantle is too high for the TV to just be mounted to.

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The down adjustment is limited to the mantle depth. The deeper the mantle, the less it will drop.
First post and you're hawking a product. BS meter just went off.
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I'm not sure what you mean by hawking. I had a question and came to a forum to ask for help. But thanks for your advice on the mantle.
You are located near Seattle WA (Lynnwood), web-site you referred is located in Edmonton WA...just North of Seattle (Lynnwood)
When people post a link to a web-site...almost in their Town
.....you can post your Location as Bonita Springs FL all you want
...and trying to "hide" your location is also a sure indication you are a spammer

Then it is usually considered Spam....deleted...& the user banned
That is what he meant by "hawking"
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I'm not sure what you mean by hawking. I had a question and came to a forum to ask for help. But thanks for your advice on the mantle.
Hawking, is selling a product or trying to direct someone to a website that is selling a product. Usually the, "hawker" has a vested interest in said product or website.
These people usually try to sell something on their first post.
Does this seem familiar?
There are exceptions to the rule, rare as they may be.
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Since the most of the post is still here - does anyone know of any product that does the same thing? I was so excited to see a height adjustable mount I didn't even notice the factors you guys picked up on.
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Since the most of the post is still here - does anyone know of any product that does the same thing? I was so excited to see a height adjustable mount I didn't even notice the factors you guys picked up on.
Pete, do a search for:
tv mounts+vertically adjustable
You'll get a slew of them.
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The pull out force on the top of the wall base plate must be enormous.
A rope & pulley system would be less stressful on your house's framing members. Or a motor-driven lag screw.

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Even when viewed from a sofa across the room, the TV above the mantel usually is high enough to cause neck pain and strain.

The further away from the wall the TV must come in order to swing down past the mantel, the more outward pull is exerted on screws into the studs (in the wall).

The longer the vertical members of the frame structure fastened to the wall (each directly over a stud) the less outward pull is exerted on the screws holding them to the wall.

The uppermost screw(s) holding the frame structure to the wall sustain the most outward force.

Have the framing structure fastened to at least four studs (will span 48 inches horizontally) to distribute the weight and forces and I would expect you won't have problems with the studs pulling away from or splitting from the cap.

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