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We have a 80'' TV that needs to be hung over fireplace. From floor to location of TV mount will be 18-20 ft (Big fireplace) Any recenmendation on a lift, or do we use 3-4 men to lift TV?

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Lift.
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Jeez, where are you watching from, a balcony? Got pics of the place?
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80" TV, 20' above ground, on a fireplace.

This sounds like a game show with HORSE rules:

MOUNT. THAT. TV!


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Yeah definitely a boom lift or scissor lift or something . . .
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I do this for a living, we always just use 2 man lift power, the tv is only 160 lbs, not so bad.
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I do this for a living, we always just use 2 man lift power, the tv is only 160 lbs, not so bad.

Um, for 20 feet up? Normal install height, sure...

But we haven't heard back from the OP - really curious as to what this install location looks like. Can't imagine a situation that would call for a display 20' up and above a fireplace. At least, not unless it's being used for digital signage as opposed to a TV...

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We ran into a similar issue once with a customer wanting to hang a 60" Pioneer above a HUGE fireplace in an A-Frame home. It was about 3 or 4 years ago, so the TV was very heavy, and the height was about 14-15 feet, which was far more than we were comfortable carrying up two ladders.

What we ending up doing (sorry I don't have any photos handy) was securing eye-loop rings through the top two mounting points on the back of the TV. We then bolted in heavy duty eye loops into the joists in the ceiling, form which we could hang pulleys. From there we ran stainless wire over the pulleys and down to the TV, and simply had two people lift the TV up, and a third just pushed it backwards onto the mount. Take the pulleys down, bundle up the stainless line, put some dark paint on the eye-loops in the ceiling (to roughly match the color) and we were good to go.

Made it super easy, and felt really safe. The owner has all the hardware stored in the garage, for when it comes time to reverse the process.
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So, did you ever get it mounted?

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Think about how bad this would look.. 80" screen from a viewing distance of what 30-40 ft, assuming the TV was 20' off the floor and your furniture was 20' away.. still would have a sore neck and eye strain from looking at a cell phone size image up on the third floor..
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Replace the fireplace with the TV.
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