How to Hang a Television

How to Hang a Television

Don't use valuable wall space in a small room for a television. Hang it from the wall or ceiling for full access viewing. Learn what's involved in doing it yourself and the step-by-step directions to hang a TV on a mount.



 How to Hang a Television

How to Hang a Television

Don't use valuable wall space in a small room for a television. Hang it from the wall or ceiling for full access viewing. Learn what's involved in doing it yourself and the step-by-step directions to hang a TV on a mount.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Tools Required

  • Electronic stud finder
  • Hammer
  • Electric drill and bits
  • Tape measure
  • Screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Socket wrench (optional)
  • Rubber mallet
  • Long-nose pliers
  • Step ladder

Materials Required

  • TV mount and installation hardware
  • Surface-mount electrical channel

Before You Begin

If you're hanging the mount from the ceiling, make sure to position it far enough from the wall so it can swivel the TV for viewing. When hanging the mount on the wall, give some consideration to positioning it without being in the way of a door swing or too near a window that will cast a strong light on the screen. Another consideration is proximity to an electrical outlet. The closer the better, so there's a short run of surface-mounted channel for the electrical cord.

Unpack the TV mount hardware and study the parts to see how they fit together. Unwrap the installation hardware to become familiar with it and how it fastens the mount to the wall or ceiling. Read the installation instructions and follow them carefully.

  • Step 1 : Find the wall framing

     Find the wall framing  Find the wall framing

    Drill pilot holes as suggested by the manufacturer and secure the unit with the lag screws provided.

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