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Entertainment stand glass top Bowing with new TV

Hi guys I hope I am posting this in the right spot but I got a new 82 inch TV yesterday and it's 147.7 lbs I have a glass entertainment stand that I got from city furniture 5 to 8 years ago. I did call city furniture to ask what it's rated for weight Wise and all they could tell me is that it could hold a 65 inch TV. With that said I believe that's because I couldn't have ordered more that attached to the side and top but I didn't want or need all of that. They said they had no information on how much weight it could hold. I have had a 78 inch TV that was 112.7lbs on it before. I have noticed that the glass is bowing just a bit in the middle. See attached pics.. any suggestions would be appreciated !
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Also it's 15 by 65 and 3/16 tempered glass it's got support rubber feet in the front every 15 inches. In the back from the center over in each direction 15 inches then the next support rubber feet is 12 inches


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Hi guys I hope I am posting this in the right spot but I got a new 82 inch TV yesterday and it's 147.7 lbs I have a glass entertainment stand that I got from city furniture 5 to 8 years ago. I did call city furniture to ask what it's rated for weight Wise and all they could tell me is that it could hold a 65 inch TV. With that said I believe that's because I couldn't have ordered more that attached to the side and top but I didn't want or need all of that.
They said they had no information on how much weight it could hold. I have had a 78 inch TV that was 112.7lbs on it before. I have noticed that the glass is bowing just a bit in the middle. See attached pics.. any suggestions would be appreciated !
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Can you sit the TV base on something that will distribute the load to a wider footprint? Another piece of fairly thick glass, for example?
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Also rubber supports may be a bit too compressible. Can you swap these for harder rubber or plastic supports?
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I'd get that TV off of there ASAP unless you want to come home to a broken TV one day.. That stand was meant for 55 to 65 inch TVs..

Mount the TV on the wall or get a new stand that can support the TV properly..
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Once had a rectangular coffee table with piece of glass set into it We had a little bit of weight on it, nothing crazy. I set a mug down one night and it EXPLODED.

Can't really see in the pictures. But if I could see it visibly bowing, I couldn't sleep.

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Wall mount the TV and place the stand under it.
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Tks I can't wall mount the TV the builder did a messed up job there. The studs are not even and they are thin metal plus there are power wires and pipes in that wall it's a townhome and behind that wall is the stairs so that's where everything goes up the wall.. the tv is sitting on glass but the glass is on those rubber feet the feet are on a metal frame.the wood is purely cosmetic and the sitting in front of the metal frame all the glass on all three shelves are on metal frames. Oddly the only piece of glass that sitting on rubber feet or plastic feet is the top shelf that the TV is on the rest of the glass it's sitting directly on the metal. I was thinking maybe I should add more rubber feet? Or some other support. Or thicker glass but where can I get glass to fit the tv stand? I did an online glass calculator and it said this can support over 1200 lbs.. the tv is on this flexible base which is odd so the tv is tilted forward a bit which is where I think there's a bit of bending. It's just a bit but a bit is enough to worry me...
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Tks I can't wall mount the TV the builder did a messed up job there. The studs are not even and they are thin metal plus there are power wires and pipes in that wall it's a townhome and behind that wall is the stairs so that's where everything goes up the wall.. the tv is sitting on glass but the glass is on those rubber feet the feet are on a metal frame.the wood is purely cosmetic and the sitting in front of the metal frame all the glass on all three shelves are on metal frames. Oddly the only piece of glass that sitting on rubber feet or plastic feet is the top shelf that the TV is on the rest of the glass it's sitting directly on the metal. I was thinking maybe I should add more rubber feet? Or some other support. Or thicker glass but where can I get glass to fit the tv stand? I did an online glass calculator and it said this can support over 1200 lbs.. the tv is on this flexible base which is odd so the tv is tilted forward a bit which is where I think there's a bit of bending. It's just a bit but a bit is enough to worry me...
Probably cheaper to get a new TV stand than another new TV......

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1/4" flat steel stock cut to size. Clean and paint a matte black. Did the glass calculator see the bowing?
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3/16 is fairly thin. A 1/2" piece of glass cut to size from a local glass/mirror shop isn't going to be all that expensive. $100-200 maybe? Either replace top piece with thicker glass or just layer it on top of existing piece.
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3/16 is fairly thin. A 1/2" piece of glass cut to size from a local glass/mirror shop isn't going to be all that expensive. $100-200 maybe? Either replace top piece with thicker glass or just layer it on top of existing piece.
Sorry by layer it do you mean put glass on glass?
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1/4" flat steel stock cut to size. Clean and paint a matte black. Did the glass calculator see the bowing?
Haha no the glass calculator online didn't see the bowing but I did go to several glass calculators. I think it's the small stand. The 75 and 78 inch TVs had a much larger stand. This stand is only 17 inches the other ones were 26 inches or larger so all that weight is in 1 spot. I'll try to find a glass company I guess.
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Get a piece of 5/8" thick plywood (est. 18" x 48") and screw it to the metal studs, then screw a wall mount to that.
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Haha no the glass calculator online didn't see the bowing but I did go to several glass calculators. I think it's the small stand. The 75 and 78 inch TVs had a much larger stand. This stand is only 17 inches the other ones were 26 inches or larger so all that weight is in 1 spot. I'll try to find a glass company I guess.

Take your current piece to a shop. Should be very easy. About my above post regarding the exploding glass coffee table. The piece that shattered was probably more like window glass. Free furniture when you are like 18 is great! Took the table to a glass shop locally and they measured. New piece was tempered, I guess, and thicker with the rounded edges ground like a Coke bottle finish. 1,000 times better. Used it for a few more years until I gave it to a young friend starting out.
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The glass guy said it's 180 for a new glass top but he said that the glass is fine it's how it's supported. He suggested getting a a 2x4 cutting it in half staining it to match and Putting it under the glass to support it better. He said at long as tempered glass is flat and doesn't bend it won't break no matter how much weight you put on it.

So I'm going to try that! Tks for the g
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Haha no the glass calculator online didn't see the bowing but I did go to several glass calculators. I think it's the small stand. The 75 and 78 inch TVs had a much larger stand. This stand is only 17 inches the other ones were 26 inches or larger so all that weight is in 1 spot. I'll try to find a glass company I guess.

Take your current piece to a shop. Should be very easy. About my above post regarding the exploding glass coffee table. The piece that shattered was probably more like window glass. Free furniture when you are like 18 is great! Took the table to a glass shop locally and they measured. New piece was tempered, I guess, and thicker with the rounded edges ground like a Coke bottle finish. 1,000 times better. Used it for a few more years until I gave it to a young friend starting out.
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