Things You'll Need
- TV wall mount (all hardware should be provided with the wall mount)
Element flat-screen televisions come with a base upon which the TV can stand. Your Element flat-screen TV can also be mounted on the wall, which requires the purchase of a wall mount. The wall mount comes in two parts; one to attach to your TV and another that attaches to the wall. The Element TV is then hung onto the wall bracket. Check with your TV's User's Manual to purchase the correct wall mount for the size, weight and bolt positions of your TV.
Attaching the TV Bracket
Turn the TV face down on a flat surface protecting the screen.
Locate and remove the bolts from back of the Element TV that will be used for attaching the TV bracket of the wall mount. Check your User's Manual for the location of these bolts. Some bolt holes are covered with a plastic insert instead of a bolt.
Attach the TV bracket of the wall mount to the back of the TV using the matching bolts in the wall-mount hardware.
Set aside the TV.
Attaching the Wall Bracket
Identify the location on the wall you plan to hang your TV.
Locate the studs in the wall in that area using a stud-finder. Wall studs should be centered every 16 inches.
Draw a line down the center of the two wall studs you choose to use. It should be about the height of the wall bracket.
Center the bracket between the two studs. Mark with a pencil where the line shows through an upper hole in the bracket.
Drill a pilot hole into the mark and attach the bracket to the wall stud using a lag bolt and a wrench.
Level the plate by placing the level along the top of the wall bracket; raising or lowering the other end of the bracket until the bubble on the level sits center. Mark with a pencil where the other line shows through the bracket, drill a pilot hole and attach a lag bolt.
Attach the other lag bolts into the wall studs where the line shows through.
Slide the bracket on the TV onto the wall bracket. You need someone to help you.
If you don’t have a stud-finder, try knocking on the wall until the sound changes from a hollow sound to solid sound. The solid sound will indicate a stud.
You might want to hide the electrical cords that will connect to the TV by feeding them behind the wall or purchasing a cable channel also called a cable management raceway.
Element TV’s User's Manual recommends that the wall mount meets VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) standards, which will be noted on the label of the wall mount box. It is best to hang the TV so the center sits at eye level. Placing it too high or low might make you feel uncomfortable or strain your neck.
Kerry Gatz is a freelance writer based in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in education from Trinity Lutheran College.