How To Fix Plasma Televisions On The Wall
Why many people find it necessary to hang/fix their Plasma television on the wall only few people know how to carry out such task.
This post will be addressing such questions of how, why, and when to fix or hang your plasma Television on the wall. Below are the areas that this post will be addressing regarding plasma television:
- What is Plasma Television?
- Options in Installing and using of Plasma Television
- Table stand
- Wall Hanger
- Why you need to fix your plasma Television on the Wall
- Dangers and Disadvantages in fixing Plasma Television on the Wall
- Procedures in Fixing your Plasma Television on the wall
- Safety precautions
WHAT IS PLASMA TELEVISION?
Though you may have your own term for it, I refer to it as ‘Plasma Television’. This is the modern LCD and LED flat televisions. The one you now see almost everywhere either in public viewing centers, hotels, eating joints, or classic homes.
It is a classic and modern type of television that has both flat screen and flat body/casing. The television equally comes in sizes according to the size of the screen in inches. It offers good use of space and wider viewing size that the conventional television.
Plasma television also comes in quality classifications for instance, the LED plasma television is modern and has higher quality screen display and lower electric energy consumption than the LCD plasma televisions. The LED plasma television is costlier than the LCD plasma televisions of similar size.
Nevertheless, the LED plasma televisions appear more flat in size than the LCD plasma Television and it is also lighter in weight. However, it has been noticed that LCD plasma television is more durable and strong than the LED plasma television.
Nevertheless, the LED plasma television is gradually displacing the LCD type and stands as the face of modern technology. It is believed that in future Ld would have completely eliminated the existence of LCD plasma televisions.
OPTIONS IN INSTALLING AND USING OF PLASMA TELEVISION
There are two options in mounting of any plasma television at home. You can mount them on the able using its table stand or you can hang it on the wall using its wall hanger.
Plasma Television Table Stand
The plasma table stand usually accompany it in its packet during purchase. It is the base of the plasma usually fixed beneath it.
The plasma table stand usually have flat end surface that enables it to make strong stability with flat surfaces such ass table and floors. Its other end is tightened to the plasma using screws.
If you wish to hang the plasma on the wall instead of using it on the floor or table then you will need to detach the table stand from its base so that it can be possible to use the plasma wall hanger to hang it on the wall.
Plasma Television Wall Hanger
The easiest way you can hang any plasma television on the wall is to use the plasma television wall hanger. It stands as an alternative way of installing your plasma television at home.
Though not everyone like the idea on hanging the plasma television on the wall because of the risk involve and the tediousness of the work itself, some conditions may warrant you to hang the plasma television on the wall and some of such conditions have been discussed in the next sub topic paragraph.
By design, plasma wall hanger is meant to provide stability and high grab of the entire weight of the plasma on the wall. In other words, it is meant to carry the entire weight of the plasma while on the wall.
Based on that purpose, the hanger is made with steel material strong enough to withstand the weight of plasma and strong enough to make strong connection to the wall through screws.
The hanger could be sold as a separate package from the plasma dealer or could come as extra package or bonus after buying a plasma television.
Inside its packet you will sets of screws with plastic screw holders that you can insert into any wall and then make the screws to pass through them.
There are two long steel metals that that you will need to fix with screws on the back of the plasma the slotted and anchoring openings will enable the metals to hook up with the main hanger which will be screwed on the wall with screws
WHY YOU NEED TO FIX YOUR PLASMA TELEVISION ON THE WALL
Originally they usually come with table stand such that you can simply place it on the top of your table. However, you still have the option of hanging it on the wall.
The option of hanging the plasma on the wall will be necessary if you have limited space at home and wants to create space then using plasma hanger to hang the plasma on the wall will be a great choice.
Besides the mentioned reason, you can also opt for the option of hanging the plasma television on the wall if you have growing up children at home.
Because of the fragile feature of plasma televisions, it is necessary to keep them beyond the reach of children at home and easy way of doing it is to hang it high on the wall where their hand could not reach it.
DANGERS AND DISADVANTAGES IN FIXING PLASMA TELEVISION ON THE WALL
Though it is necessary to hang plasma televisions on the wall sometimes, there are instances such action could cause untold damage and other disadvantages for instance:
Sometimes weak wall could lead to the falling of the plasma from height.
Improperly screwed nuts could contribute to incidence of falls.
Sometimes, the hanging could produce an uneven horizontal alignments.
Hanging could also contribute to screen damage during the installation if not properly and carefully done.
However, the advantages of hanging the plasma television are far more than the few mentioned disadvantages.
PROCEDURES IN FIXING YOUR PLASMA TELEVISION ON THE WALL
Here are procedures you can use to hang your plasma television:
Unpack the hanger packet as shown in the picture below
Take a close look at the content in the packet to ensure they are complete. (Nylon containing screws and four plastic screw guards, rectangle-shaped steel metal wall hanger painted black, two long steel metals hangers painted black)
Position the two long metals to see if they make proper hooking with the rectangular-shape wall hanger
If everything seems perfect, proceed to fix the two long metals on the back of your plasma television.
The metals are fixed on the back of the plasma television at left side and right side following the screw slots provided for it.
The next action is to screw the rectangular-shaped wall hanger on the wall. You will achieve this by using leveling spirit gauge accompanying the package to ensure the wall hanger has even horizontal alignment.
Carefully and forcefully screw the nuts into the wall as indicated by the picture below and the check to know if the hanger is firm enough to withstand the weight of the plasma
If everything seems perfect, go ahead and hang the plasma by hooking the slots in the long metals fixed at the back of your plasma with the edge space provided on the wall hanger
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WHILE HANGING YOUR PLASMA TELEVISION
The following precautions should be observed when hanging your plasma television:
- Do not use concrete nails in the place of screws but you can add concrete nails as extra support.
- Ensure you first of all fix the four plastic screw guards on the wall and they are very firm on the wall before inserting screws into them
- Always check the strength of the hanger after fixing it on the wall, if it appears to be shaking you can use more screws and concrete nails to reinforce it.
- If the plasma is heavy seek for extra hand to assist you.
- If the height is high use stable climbing support to climb it to avoid falls and damage to the plasma.
At this stage you can possibly hang your plasma on any wall without further assistance. However, if you need further assistance, feel free to reach us through the comment section. You can also drop your own contribution and suggestion.
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