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Need ideas to secure HDTV on mantle

novende 676 184 October 4, 2010 at 04:51 PM
New apartment, new TV. The 40", (40 pound) TV is sitting on a tile mantle about 15" wide. This is earthquake country so need ideas to keep it on the shelf during moderate shaking. Wall mount would be good, but landlord says, "No". Best idea I have is a 1" webbing --- one end attached to TV at mounting holes, other end to wall (just one screw to stud).

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well you could get a wall mount and only put in 2 screws and still have it sit on the mantle. or you could put an anchor in the grout of the tileto make a triangular frame to hold it in plce with one screw on top or maybe a hook in the ceiling?
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New apartment, new TV. The 40", (40 pound) TV is sitting on a tile mantle about 15" wide. This is earthquake country so need ideas to keep it on the shelf during moderate shaking. Wall mount would be good, but landlord says, "No". Best idea I have is a 1" webbing --- one end attached to TV at mounting holes, other end to wall (just one screw to stud).
renton, wa is earthquake country? this is news to me. Big Grin
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gorilla glue.
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A nice thick bed of Silicone Caulk around the underside perimeter of the stand. It won't move.

Use a razor blade or credit card to cut the TV off the tile when you need to move. Scrape excess silicone off tile and no one will ever know.
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renton, wa is earthquake country? this is news to me. Big Grin
Since you're from Seattle, I know your kidding, but non-locals might not. I remember a few years ago during our last "Big One" (Mag 6.5?) being in a gym and watching waves travel across the concrete floor like it was water!

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A nice thick bed of Silicone Caulk around the underside perimeter of the stand. It won't move.
Sounds like a good approach. Thanks.

(I apologize for not monitoring the replies in real time, but real-life often intrudes into my online time.)
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Quote from komondor View Post :
well you could get a wall mount and only put in 2 screws and still have it sit on the mantle. or you could put an anchor in the grout of the tileto make a triangular frame to hold it in plce with one screw on top or maybe a hook in the ceiling?
On second thought, this might work. If the TV sits on the shelf, the mount could just provide enough light support to keep the TV from sliding off the shelf; it wouldn't need to support the weight of the TV. That way, the screws holding the mount to the wall could be much smaller (as long as they went into the studs) Foam strips on the back of the mount would keep it from marring the wall.

Thanks.
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the heat will kill your tv


2 small in 2 wall studs will work fill in when leaving,never ask landlord to do things
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the heat will kill your tv
Good point!!!! This is a faux fireplace, doesn't burn wood so at least no smoke danger. It is actually the main electric heater for the room with some reflectors or whatever to give that shimmery glow reminiscent of a ...faulty electric heater. Still, need to get a thermometer up there to check out the temps. Also, the updraft might carry more dust into and onto the TV.
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Quote from novende View Post :
Since you're from Seattle, I know your kidding, but non-locals might not. I remember a few years ago during our last "Big One" (Mag 6.5?) being in a gym and watching waves travel across the concrete floor like it was water!
Confused earthquakes here are quite infrequent and mild compared to places like cali... Big Grin
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