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I've mounted a plasma tv on a section of a wall that is just a little wider than the tv itself. That makes it impossible to slide the retaining bar in place because it requires room on at least one side of the tv. Mostly I'm worried about making it safe around the kids if there was an earthquake, etc.

I'm thinking that I could thread aircraft cabling before mounting the tv and pulling it taut with clips at the ends. Would that work? Other ideas?

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bump...anyone have any thoughts?

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Are you asking if you can use wire rope to hang the TV from? I'd go with a NO on that. wink.gif

You could probably big something in the corner to put the mount on. Something out of 2x4's or angle iron, if you're a welder.

How about a ceiling mount? That might be easier yet.

Maybe a picture of the area would help us visualize what's going on smile.gif
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Thanks for writing Nick.

I've got a Monoprice low profile mount on the wall above a fireplace (not in use). No issues with the mount itself. Like most mounts, it includes a retaining bar that ensures the TV can't jump off the mount (earthquakes, etc). Because the tv is mounted on a small wall (maybe 6 wide), the adjacent walls (at 45 degree angles) don't allow for the retaining bar to slide in and secure the tv to the mount.

So, as for the cable, I was thinking that I could use it to replace the retaining bar since its flexible and could overcome the neighboring wall obstructions.

Here's a pic of similar arrangement:


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OK fail by me. I thought you were talking about the mount itself.

I'm unfamiliar with this "retaining bar" I guess. Even on google I find this thread wink.gif
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Like most mounts, it includes a retaining bar that ensures the TV can't jump off the mount (earthquakes, etc)
In my experience, most mounts don't have retaining bars that slide on. It seems to me that the most common lock mechanism is screws. Maybe a different mount would solve your problem.
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