Hanging Tv Above Fireplace No Studs
Mounting a tv above fireplace with no studs hi all i just purchased a house and would like to mount my 46 tv above my gas fireplace.
Hanging tv above fireplace no studs. When mounting a tv above a fireplace we recommend either a tilt mount or articulated mount. Placing a tv above a fireplace moves the image you re trying to watch well above eye level. Of course put all your questions or tips in the comments. I was hoping to get some advice on mounting a tv above our mantel where there seem to be no studs available for bolting in the wall plate.
According to the prairie spine institute if the tv is mounted too high people tend to look up. Please subscribe and like this video. However although the mantle is about 16 17 inches deep there is a 14 deep x 22 inch wide drywall that runs from the center of the mantle to the ceiling i think the fireplace vent may be behind this. Advice on wall mounting a tv with no available studs hi r diy long time lurker first time poster.
It s ok the bolts i bought were perfect. The fix for this if you re set on mounting above a fireplace is a wall mount that pivots the tv downward. Cons of placing a tv over the fireplace can be a strain to the neck for an ideal viewing experience the tv has to be placed at the eye level of the viewer. Use a wall mounting kit.
These can be extremely strong but as a general rule should not be used with full motion or articulating mounts. Tv mounting over gas fireplace causes neck strain. If there simply aren t any studs where you want to mount the tv then you need to use some sort of hollow wall anchor. But if you mount the tv over the fireplaces there s a high chance that this isn t possible as you have to place it farther up than the ideal height.
This requires the viewer to crane his or her neck to see the television which can result in all kinds of health problems. Articulated mounts tilt both on a y and x axis which means no glare or sore neck. Think back to the last time you went to the movie theater and had to sit in one of the front three rows. Pointing the tv toward the sofa is the only way to ensure picture quality with lcds.