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Old 03-30-2017, 03:38 PM   #1
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Hello,

Newbie here that needs advice with mounting my current TV above my fireplace. Here are my main concerns:

-Fireplace is composed of brick that now has veneer stone over the brick (mortar in between brick and veneer). What would be the most secure setup considering the circumstances above?

-We would like to mount our 42" tv above the fireplace, then later use the same wall mount when we upgrade to say a 55" A couple buddies of mine said to just wait till you get your 55" to take on the project, but we're not going to get our 55" TV for a while and would love to clear up some floor space. We have a temporary floor setup that's just an eyesore. Your thoughts?

Thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing some feedback.
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Is the veneer stone the light weight stuff? If so then you will have to drill through it and into the brick behind it, then use some expansion bolt's long enough to go into the brick, this to hold the mount to the brick.

Also the stone veneer may not be strong enough to hold the mount and TV set as the mortar may give way, the mortar only hold's the veneer to the brick, it is not for a side load.

A photo of the veneer may help us a bit. ( you will need 5 more posts to post a photo)

And when in doubt call a pro in to have a look.
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Thanks Terry. It's def the lightweight veneer. I'm eventually going to call in a pro, but I wanted some background info so I'm prepared to discuss this with the pro and not get ripped off for anything I don't need.

Any thoughts on my second concern, should I just wait for the new tv or are there mounts that should accommodate both my current and new tv?

Thanks again Terry, much appreciated.
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Look for a pro in the yellow pages (if you have some)and make sure he/she has done this before.

As to the mount, get one rated for a 55 inch TV set, this way your safe for both it should be fine, and it should work fine for both TV sets as they are universal in the back mounting for the TV
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Thanks for the sound advice. I think I have enough for now. Time to decide on a mount. Will post pics upon project completion.
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