Congratulations on the purchase of a new television! Once you’ve got it unpacked and leaning against your couch, it’s time to formulate the perfect strategy for mounting your TV to the wall. Today we’ll walk you through the process, review which tools you’ll require to complete the job safely, and introduce you to the King Canada Performance Plus 12V Li-ion Cordless Impact Driver Kit.
1. Selecting the right wall mount
Future Shop offers a complimentary online service called Mountfinder. It’s an easy-to-use app that can locate the peripheral you'll need for installing your new flat screen television. If you’ve already purchased a wall mount, you may have just discovered that it’s not an ideal match with your new television. Do not attempt to create a homebrew solution by forcing it to fit – you may wind up damaging your wall, the television, and the mounting component itself.
2. What do you want to do with your wires?
Once you’ve installed your TV and mount, you’ll be left with a bundle of AC and component wires hanging down from your new setup. Unless you want them dangling haphazardly, you'll need a way to hide them. You can either run them through your wall, or you can make use of a cord channel. The Wiremold CordMate II Cord Cover Kit is a solid candidate for this task. It comes complete with 90-degree joiners, so you can easily create the ideal path for your cords.
3. Finding a location to install your mount
If your walls are brick, or contain metal stud framing, you need to skip this step and contact a specialist to assist you with your installation. Fortunately, most rooms have wooden studs running through the walls – which is exactly what you need to locate before proceeding with this installation. This is not that difficult a job... but it does require the assistance of a device like the Task Stud Detector. It features dual sensitivity modes, so you can control the depth of your searches. Once a stud is found, an LED indicator will accompany an audio alert. Use a pencil to mark the centre of each stud, This will help you identify the perfect area to affix your wall mount.
4. Check everything with a level
You’re now going to need to check the placement of the holes that you've just penciled onto your wall. The Empire 24-Inch Level offers you an ideal ally for this task, thanks to its easy-to-view LED display – which delivers readings for slope and pitch in both inches and feet. Featuring milled edges and a heavy-duty chassis, this shock resistant device comes equipped with a built-in laser level... so you can extend its functionality far beyond its 24-inch frame.
5. Attaching the wall mount
Meet the King Canada Performance Plus 12V Li-ion Cordless Impact Driver Kit. This torque-heavy drill boasts the top tier performance you’ll need to attach your wall mount securely to the wall. Packing 710 IN/LBS of driving force, this 12V powerhouse is capable of over 3000 impacts per minute. Its easy-grip trigger offers pressure sensitive performance, so you can easily maintain control of your device while performing your installation.
Backed by a 2 year performance warranty, King Canada’s Cordless Impact Driver includes a one-hour quick charger, a Lithium ion battery, and even sports its own built-in LED headlight – so you can always track your work with clarity and precision. Built to withstand rugged and regular wear, the King Canada Performance Plus presents consumers with a cost-effective solution for all their home maintenance needs.
6. Hanging your TV on its Mount
This step really does require the assistance of a second person. It'll only take a minute or two of their time.
Your flat screen should have included rubber or plastic mounts. You need to install these now. Once attached, you and your assistant should hoist the TV onto its mounting device. Pay close attention to ensure your TV’s mounts fit properly in place. Now tighten the final screws, and enjoy your new television!
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