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Mounting 65" TV on a window bar



I am looking to mount a 65" LED TV using the middle bar in a window as support. I have looked around an have not been able to find a mount that can be attached to a bar. Anyone has any ideas ? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Won't that be a terrible place for the TV with all the light around it? If its like the widows I'm used to with wooden frames, the frame is plenty strong to support 50 pounds.

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Won't that be a terrible place for the TV with all the light around it? If its like the widows I'm used to with wooden frames, the frame is plenty strong to support 50 pounds.
It looks like the window will support the 75 lbs weight of the TV ..i will check with my landlord who would be able to tell for sure. I plan to use a couple of curtains to avoid exposure to sunlight. The question is that i am not able to find TV mounts that can be installed on the middle bar.. any ideas on where to look ?
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It looks like the window will support the 75 lbs weight of the TV ..i will check with my landlord who would be able to tell for sure. I plan to use a couple of curtains to avoid exposure to sunlight. The question is that i am not able to find TV mounts that can be installed on the middle bar.. any ideas on where to look ?
Couldn't you use a normal wall mount plate screwed to a support then to the window.

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What's the window frame made of? Mounting to single horizontal strip is going to make for a wobbly mount. If you're going to have curtains surrounding the tv I'd be tempted to attach a couple of 2x4's spanning the window. Then you could attach any type of conventional mount. Would be a lot more secure then mounting to the window frame.
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I don't like the idea of mounting to the window bar. Not really sure why.

IF you're dead set on that spot, I'd span some 2x4's across, in front. And put the mount on them.
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Couldn't you use a normal wall mount plate screwed to a support then to the window.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-RLH5BGu...l_install.html
You mean a wall mount is attached to the wall on one end and the other end(support) attached on the middle bar between two windows ?
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What's the window frame made of? Mounting to single horizontal strip is going to make for a wobbly mount. If you're going to have curtains surrounding the tv I'd be tempted to attach a couple of 2x4's spanning the window. Then you could attach any type of conventional mount. Would be a lot more secure then mounting to the window frame.
That is also a very good idea. I will explore it also if my landlord agrees...
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I don't like the idea of mounting to the window bar. Not really sure why.

IF you're dead set on that spot, I'd span some 2x4's across, in front. And put the mount on them.
I hear you...thanks for chiming in though..appreciate it
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You mean a wall mount is attached to the wall on one end and the other end(support) attached on the middle bar between two windows ?
Span the window with 2x4s is what I was driving at as has been suggested already. However, even a large TV is a very static load which a single 2x4 can handle. Therefore it may be okay to just screw into the center support. Not sure how 'beefy' it is.

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That is also a very good idea. I will explore it also if my landlord agrees...
Good luck. If he's okay with you lagging in the window, he should be okay with you lagging into the studs.
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Thank you all for the ideas. As suggested, I went with a TV stand as it would have been to much work to mount it on a window & not too safe either.
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