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How to Mount a Flat Screen TV | Ask This Old House

In this video, This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert walks host Kevin O’Connor through everything he needs to know about mounting a TV.

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Carpenter Nathan Gilbert shows host Kevin O’Connor the proper way to hang a TV on a wall. After explaining the different types of wall mounts available, Nathan shows Kevin some helpful tips for locating studs. Then, the two discuss the hardware necessary for hanging a TV, highlighting the importance of matching the mount’s capacity to the TV’s size.

Difficulty: ⅖
Cost: Under $100
Time: 2 hours

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Nathan and Kevin discuss the basic types of television mounts (Fixed, Tilting, and Full Motion)
and demonstrate how to install one. Nathan explains these are general features of these mounts, and varying models and colors are also available. After determining the mount type that works best, the next step is to check your television’s specifications to ensure they’re compatible.

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