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post #1 of 5 Old 07-19-2008, 07:50 AM - Thread Starter
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OK guys, daughters going back to school next month with a 23" Samsung LCD TV. Dorm room walls are concrete block. Any suggestions on how to mount this TV without damaging school property?

I have the extra rails from my peerless mount which fits the back of this TV. Thinking of buying a budget mount from Mountandmore and bolting the mount to a piece of plywood. Then using double sticky tape to attach the plywood to the wall. If there is any wood near the ceiling, I could use an eyelet and picture frame wire to make an emergency cable.

Any better suggestions? Some here must have solved this problem before.

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Without mounting to the concrete block?

There is no way I would ever try and sticky-tape/velcro, etc. a TV to a wall. You're just asking for it to fall -- and LCDs don't like to fall.

You could build some kind of stand, I suppose.

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I actually am a Residence Director in a dorm. The best way I have found, because I have done it myself, is to take two 1x6s and run them floor to ceiling. Mount your LCD to the wood and then slightly lean the wood against the wall and tie the top of the boards to the wall using wire and 3M command adhesive strips and wire. This makes most of the weight on the wood and only the Command Adhesive strips keep the wood leaning slightly toward the wall. I have done it for 3 years and it works like a charm with no huge damage bills....I may run the building, but I still can't put nails in the walls :| Hope this helps
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Thanks guys. I'm now thinking about doing something like this, but I will make it form 80/20 structural tubing. The stand would be behind a desk or dresser so to be safew from knocking down.
http://www.mountsandmore.com/Peerles...00-PE0310.html

http://www.8020.net/T-Slot-1.asp
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Just wanted you to k now that 5 years later, your post was extremely helpful. Thanks.
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