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Old 04-21-2010
Joe Crocker Joe Crocker is offline
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Hello everyone,
Thought you might be interested in a TV install Garland and I recently completed in his LX. The picture names are in parenthesis(). The bedroom was equipped with a small Sony. In order to gain more storage space, and to upgrade the TV we took the old Sony out of the cabinet and replaced it with a 26” flat screen Samsung mounted on ½”plywood (plywood mount). The bulge on the right side is for the cabinet handle you can see on (mounted TV). The plywood mount was attached to the cabinet using piano wire hinge (piano wire hinge). We began by cutting the plywood mount to cover the opening left in the cabinet. Cutouts in the plywood are for access to the various connectors on the back of the TV. We painted the plywood flat black and used t-nuts to attach the piano wire hinge. You can see two used and two unused t-nuts on (T-nuts). We clamped the plywood, with hinge installed to the cabinet (Inst mnt on Cab and ice pick) and then used an ice pick to mark the screw holes on the cabinet. Next we unclamped the plywood, drilled pilot holes in the ice pick holes using a vix bit and screwed the hinge to the cabinet (install p-wd on hinge). The mounted plywood can be seen on (installed mount 2). We had to find a way to accurately lay out the 4 holes on the plywood to mount the TV. You can see the 4 dimpled holes on the back of the TV on (TV back), so we taped a sheet of paper over the holes and pushed my thumb into the holes and made dimpled marks on the paper. Next we taped the paper on the plywood, marked the holes with the ice pick and drilled (hole template drilled). We used plastic spacers between the TV and the plywood for air space (mount bolts w spacers). You can see one of the 10 mm mounting bolts, that’s about 5/16”, pretty stout screwed into the back of the TV (mount bolt w washers). We bolted up the TV and that was it!

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Old 04-21-2010
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Great job thanks for the pictures.
I will bookmark the page for future use when I install new TV 's in BAM
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Old 04-22-2010
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Great job - did that to mine a couple of years ago and picked up some neat and handy storage space.

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These thin TVs are great.
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