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My basement was finished when I purchased my house but it was paneled and
carpeted. I did a refinish by painting the panels, instead of removing them,
new trim, hardwood floors and homemade baseboard heater covers. Upon
refinishing, I think I discovered the method used by the previous owner(s)
of the panel installation, which was 2 x 2 studs liquid nailed to the
masonry walls, then the panel nailed to them. Though I'm not 100% certain of
this, I'm fairly close in believing so.

There are three baseboard heaters on three separate walls of the basement.
On one wall, at one end of the basement lies one of the baseboard which is
13" in height, 54" in length and 5" width from the wall. I would like to put
a new flat screen 52" LCD TV at this end and using a stand would have to be
in front of the heater and extended from the wall, which is not appealing to
me. Therefore, I would really like to mount it on the wall, but I'm not sure
I should rely on the assumption of the supported 2 x 2 studs behind the
paneling.

Now the obvious question. Do you think it's fairly safe to mount on the
wall? If not, which I assume it isn't, anyone have any ideas which I may be
able to use the basement joists for extra support for the wall? I have
suspended ceiling if that's an issue, which shouldn't be. I was also
thinking of a way to make a stand to aesthetically fit with the baseboard
cover, something along the lines of those wall leaning bookshelves.
Basically put, I'm just pondering in my head how to tackle this.

All help appreciated.

Thank you.


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I forgot to add, there is also the basement window which will be above the
TV, if that makes a difference, which is could for any type of hanging
device.

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My basement was finished when I purchased my house but it was paneled and
carpeted. I did a refinish by painting the panels, instead of removing
them, new trim, hardwood floors and homemade baseboard heater covers. Upon
refinishing, I think I discovered the method used by the previous owner(s)
of the panel installation, which was 2 x 2 studs liquid nailed to the
masonry walls, then the panel nailed to them. Though I'm not 100% certain
of this, I'm fairly close in believing so.

There are three baseboard heaters on three separate walls of the basement.
On one wall, at one end of the basement lies one of the baseboard which is
13" in height, 54" in length and 5" width from the wall. I would like to
put a new flat screen 52" LCD TV at this end and using a stand would have
to be in front of the heater and extended from the wall, which is not
appealing to me. Therefore, I would really like to mount it on the wall,
but I'm not sure I should rely on the assumption of the supported 2 x 2
studs behind the paneling.

Now the obvious question. Do you think it's fairly safe to mount on the
wall? If not, which I assume it isn't, anyone have any ideas which I may
be able to use the basement joists for extra support for the wall? I have
suspended ceiling if that's an issue, which shouldn't be. I was also
thinking of a way to make a stand to aesthetically fit with the baseboard
cover, something along the lines of those wall leaning bookshelves.
Basically put, I'm just pondering in my head how to tackle this.

All help appreciated.

Thank you.


lag bolts through the studs into the masonry wall if it's solid masonry. if
not, then toggle bolts into the voids in the concrete blocks. in either
case, i'd not trust the glue.


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My basement was finished when I purchased my house but it was paneled and
carpeted. I did a refinish by painting the panels, instead of removing them,
new trim, hardwood floors and homemade baseboard heater covers. Upon
refinishing, I think I discovered the method used by the previous owner(s)
of the panel installation, which was 2 x 2 studs liquid nailed to the
masonry walls, then the panel nailed to them. Though I'm not 100% certain of
this, I'm fairly close in believing so.

There are three baseboard heaters on three separate walls of the basement.
On one wall, at one end of the basement lies one of the baseboard which is
13" in height, 54" in length and 5" width from the wall. I would like to put
a new flat screen 52" LCD TV at this end and using a stand would have to be
in front of the heater and extended from the wall, which is not appealing to
me. Therefore, I would really like to mount it on the wall, but I'm not sure
I should rely on the assumption of the supported 2 x 2 studs behind the
paneling.

Now the obvious question. Do you think it's fairly safe to mount on the
wall? If not, which I assume it isn't, anyone have any ideas which I may be
able to use the basement joists for extra support for the wall? I have
suspended ceiling if that's an issue, which shouldn't be. I was also
thinking of a way to make a stand to aesthetically fit with the baseboard
cover, something along the lines of those wall leaning bookshelves.
Basically put, I'm just pondering in my head how to tackle this.

All help appreciated.

Thank you.


You can buy wall or ceiling mounts for Plasma and LCD. How big is
this Plasma?

Say 50", then an articulating swivel mount to the wall can go on the
wall or get a ceiling mount. Cut the panel, the size of the mounting
plate and then mount directly to the block wall, using instructions
with the mount.

I would look further into a ceiling mount, I like that idea.


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There are three baseboard heaters on three separate walls of the basement.
On one wall, at one end of the basement lies one of the baseboard which is
13" in height, 54" in length and 5" width from the wall. I would like to
put a new flat screen 52" LCD TV at this end and using a stand would have
to be in front of the heater and extended from the wall, which is not
appealing to me. Therefore, I would really like to mount it on the wall,
but I'm not sure I should rely on the assumption of the supported 2 x 2
studs behind the paneling.

Now the obvious question. Do you think it's fairly safe to mount on the
wall?



Couple of thoughts.

It is a big TV and will hide a big opening in the wall should you decide to
cut a hole to investigate. Considering the $$$ you have hanging, I'd
certainly want to investigate more.

My next thought it to mount the TV on the wall, but put two braces to the
floor to take the weight. By doing that, the wall bracket is essentially
just keeping it from tipping forward.

Unless I was positive how the wall was built I'd not hang a couple of
thousand breakable bucks on the wall.




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On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 19:29:36 -0400, "SBH"
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My basement was finished when I purchased my house but it was paneled and
carpeted. I did a refinish by painting the panels, instead of removing them,
new trim, hardwood floors and homemade baseboard heater covers. Upon
refinishing, I think I discovered the method used by the previous owner(s)
of the panel installation, which was 2 x 2 studs liquid nailed to the
masonry walls, then the panel nailed to them. Though I'm not 100% certain of
this, I'm fairly close in believing so.

There are three baseboard heaters on three separate walls of the basement.
On one wall, at one end of the basement lies one of the baseboard which is
13" in height, 54" in length and 5" width from the wall. I would like to put
a new flat screen 52" LCD TV at this end and using a stand would have to be
in front of the heater and extended from the wall, which is not appealing to
me. Therefore, I would really like to mount it on the wall, but I'm not sure
I should rely on the assumption of the supported 2 x 2 studs behind the
paneling.


Maybe I'm tired, but I can't manage to read this paragraph. But if
you are mounting the tv above the heater, I'd first check how hot it
gets where you plan to mount it and check the specs of the tv to see
what it says about heat. I can barely guess about either value. But
I've had an old tv 2 feet from my fireplace while I had fires, and it
seems to be working much less well than it used to. Maybe a
coincidence, I don't know. I know I can't sit that close some of the
time because it's too hot.

Now the obvious question. Do you think it's fairly safe to mount on the
wall? If not, which I assume it isn't, anyone have any ideas which I may be
able to use the basement joists for extra support for the wall? I have
suspended ceiling if that's an issue, which shouldn't be. I was also
thinking of a way to make a stand to aesthetically fit with the baseboard
cover, something along the lines of those wall leaning bookshelves.
Basically put, I'm just pondering in my head how to tackle this.

All help appreciated.

Thank you.


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On Mar 17, 6:29*pm, "SBH" wrote:
My basement was finished when I purchased my house but it was paneled and
carpeted. I did a refinish by painting the panels, instead of removing them,
new trim, hardwood floors and homemade baseboard heater covers. Upon
refinishing, I think I discovered the method used by the previous owner(s)
of the panel installation, which was 2 x 2 studs liquid nailed to the
masonry walls, then the panel nailed to them. Though I'm not 100% certain of
this, I'm fairly close in believing so.

There are three baseboard heaters on three separate walls of the basement.
On one wall, at one end of the basement lies one of the baseboard which is
13" in height, 54" in length and 5" width from the wall. I would like to put
a new flat screen 52" LCD TV at this end and using a stand would have to be
in front of the heater and extended from the wall, which is not appealing to
me. Therefore, I would really like to mount it on the wall, but I'm not sure
I should rely on the assumption of the supported 2 x 2 studs behind the
paneling.

Now the obvious question. Do you think it's fairly safe to mount on the
wall? If not, which I assume it isn't, anyone have any ideas which I may be
able to use the basement joists for extra support for the wall? I have
suspended ceiling if that's an issue, which shouldn't be. I was also
thinking of a way to make a stand to aesthetically fit with the baseboard
cover, something along the lines of those wall leaning bookshelves.
Basically put, I'm just pondering in my head how to tackle this.

All help appreciated.

Thank you.


Hang it from a ceiling mounted framework, wrought iron, woodwork
cabinet, whatever. Stoutest part of the area, why not use it? HTH

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Hang it from a ceiling mounted framework, wrought iron, woodwork
cabinet, whatever. Stoutest part of the area, why not use it? HTH

Joe

I actually think that's the way I'm going. I thought about it after I posted
and viewed some mounts. Saw the ceiling mounts and decided on an idea. I
think it'll work well.

Thanks


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