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Old 07-08-2007, 08:54 AM   #1
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Question Mounting on a Slanted Wall

Any suggestions for mounting an LCD TV on a second floor wall where the wall slants at about 45 degrees? The TV needs to be far enough from the wall so that it will tilt up to close to vertical. Most mounts I've found don't allow that much tilt.
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:03 AM   #2
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Any suggestions for mounting an LCD TV on a second floor wall where the wall slants at about 45 degrees? The TV needs to be far enough from the wall so that it will tilt up to close to vertical. Most mounts I've found don't allow that much tilt.
Here is a site that offers all kinds of mounts.

http://www.mountsandmore.com/

What you will probably have to do is shim the bottom to get it closer to vertical. A swing out or expanding mount will bring it away from the wall far enough to do this. The only concern is the actual mounting of the mount on the wall - needs to be super strong - do you have access to the other side of this wall you are planning on mounting your display on?
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:23 AM   #3
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do you have access to the other side of this wall you are planning on mounting your display on?
No. The wall is slanted because it is directly under the roof. There is a crawl space behind the lower, vertical portion of the wall, but mounting there is much too low.
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As my Avatar shows this OmniMount is a double jointed unit, full extension is over two feet and it's rated for 80lbs. I've mounted it to a bookshelf (floor to ceiling) for optimal flexibility of 360 degree view space. Not much for tilt, though it should be away from the wall far enough.. vertical mount is key, pole mount (4x4 post?) might be something to look at...

Omnimount medium flat panel mount
Wishbone cantilever model CL-M
Vesa 75/100/200 complient
Holds up to 80 lbs. ebay purchase

http://www.omnimount.com/consumer/pr...rentId=1.2.3.2
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Old 07-08-2007, 02:47 PM   #5
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Wow, great question.

Option I: Consider using a swivel/tilt mount, but mount it horizontal instead of vertical, and mount the TV to the mount accordingly. Reason, most (as you have observed) do not offer sufficent tilt to bring the screen into vertical. However, if you place the mount horizontally on the wall you will gain the full benefit of the swivel feature which will be sufficient; of course, now your ability to "swivel" left to right will be limited by the limitations of the original tilt of the mount. However!!!!!! To do this right , you should either open the wall and frame in a 2x4 or 2x6 across the existing rafters so you have a good solid surface to attach the mount; alternatively, fabricate a 2x6 with neat edges, paint or stain, etc., and securely attatch it to two rafters through the existing drywall.

Option II: Fabricate an "upside down dormer" on the wall making certain it is securely attached to existing rafters. Drywall, spackle, prime and paint, and "voila!" you've got a nice plum surface to hang the set with either an inexpensive tilt-only mount or a full tilt/swivel mount. Take it a step further, and you can construct so the ful tilt/swivel mount (if you choose to go that way) is inset into the fabricated "dormer" for a real clean looking installation. And don't forget to cut some gromet holes for wiring which can be run behind everything.

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