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Old 02-06-2008, 08:54 PM   #1
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I recently bought a 52" Sony XBR5 and right now it is sitting on the stand, very close to the edge of the open area above my fireplace. I want to have the tv mounted, but am running into a problem.

The main issue is that the depth of the opening above the FP is about 31". Very difficult to mount a 100+ lbs TV at that distance without spending a boatload. Also, a side mount does not seem to be a viable option according to the dude from BB when he came out for a consult.

The BB guy told me to install a 2x10 going across the middle of the opening so his installers can mount the TV to the 2x10.

Does this sound right? Anyone have a solution to this issue? Do they make a metal support that I can install across the opening as opposed to the 2x10?

Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to offer...
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http://www.tnb.com/ps/fulltilt/index.cgi?part=6014

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...3+90036+500158

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...atalogId=10053

They have special hardware and connectors that will let you mount anything. The stuff is easy to cut with a hacksaw.

I would recommend pro installation over BB. Do you have a mount yet? Cable routing is also an issue. If you have a good electrical supply place they can show you the tricks of using Superstrut.
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Maybe you should Build a custom stand.

Hope that help any,
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sounds similar to my problem
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sounds similar to my problem
I have used Superstrut in combination with commercial mounts with great results. You always get wall studs to bolt to and the commercial mount can slide any where on the Superstrut.

Over a fire place depending on height, you may want to angle down by stacking a couple of pieces of Superstrut. The hardware is designed to do that and is way better than a 2x12 that won't give you the option to tilt down.
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can you go into a little further detail. Not sure I fully understand what you mean.
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can you go into a little further detail. Not sure I fully understand what you mean.
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...atalogId=10053
You may have to enter your zip code to get search results.

The Product is designed to hang heavy conduit in commercial applications. The manufacturers website:

http://www.tnb.com/ps/fulltilt/index...e=&pgs=&trail=

Has examples of use.

Basically you have steel channel that provides a track for the channel spring nuts that allow you to stack pieces of strut and then mount your commercial mount to them.

Most commercial mounts don't have enough tilt down adjustment when mounted too much above eye level.

The product is also a life saver for ceiling or wall mounting projection screens when the studs don't line up with where the screen needs to go.

Running cable around a fireplace through the wall can be a breeze or nightmare depending on code and construction.

Cut to the chase the strut allows you to mount steel channel to the wall studs and mount ANYTHING to the strut with the hardware.

What is your exact requirement?
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wish i could picture it. my brain isnt working right today
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If you have a good electrical supply place around you, or know a good electrician they can show you the tricks of using Superstrut.

Think heavy duty erector set.
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still trying to figure this thing out. went to home depot. I just want to figure out how much weight these things can support and how I am going to arrange this superstrut to allow me to mount my tv when i get it.
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