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TV mounts and fireplaces

solsovlysolsovly Registered User regular
So I bought a new place and can't seem to find a good place to position the TV. The only spot that has worked so far is above the fireplace. I need a mount that can move vertically(not tilt). Basically, I need a tv mount that acts like a basketball pole or can slide up or down.

1) TV is 60 inches, 90 pounds
2) I already measured the heat output on the wall, no risk of damaging the tv
3) This is the only place I would like to put the tv.

Any ideas where I can find something like this?

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    FoomyFoomy Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    monoprice
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10828

    a ceiling or ultra-slim type mount would probably do what you want.

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    solsovlysolsovly Registered User regular
    Foomy wrote:
    monoprice
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10828

    a ceiling or ultra-slim type mount would probably do what you want.

    None of those have vertical articulation.

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    Skoal CatSkoal Cat Registered User regular
    You want it to have an articulated are that can lift it up and down? Do you plan on hanging it in front of your fire place? I'm not sure I understand your end goal.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    He wants it the mantle of his fireplace, and adjustable vertically. No tilt or swivel required.

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    solsovlysolsovly Registered User regular
    Yeah. I want to place the TV above the fireplace when not in use. When I want to use it, I want the ability to pull it down to a reasonable viewing height.

    I found one motorized one but it's too much: http://www.tvliftcabinet.com/Uplift-3500 I was aiming for under 500.

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    solsovlysolsovly Registered User regular
    I found a mount last week from dynamicmounting. It was a little pricey but it was the only non motorized solution I could find. I will probably put it up this weekend after reinforcing the studs. I'll post pics afterwords.

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    minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    I once did an install for a guy in a situation like this by turning a regular monoprice left/right articulating arm mount 90 degrees on its side so it instead articulated up/down. It required buying a mount for a TV much more heavy duty than his tv would normally require (a 40"-60" rated mount for his 32" tv), and popping open some joint covers and over-tightening the nuts, but in the end it worked out surprisingly well. And it was cheap.

    I should add that it's not something I'd recommend you doing if you've never attempted this before. Also, if at all possible, find another place. Mounting a TV over a fireplace is just a huge pain in the ass, relatively unsafe depending on the wall material, potentially even more dangerous if the fireplace is actually used, and just an all around bad idea.

    Ah, it stinks, it sucks, it's anthropologically unjust
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