How to Install an OmniMount Large Flat Panel Cantilever Mount

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How to Install an OmniMount Large Flat Panel Cantilever Mount
The OmniMount large cantilever flat panel mount increases wall mount possibilities. (televisor lcd image by enens from Fotolia.com)

OmniMount is a major manufacturer of flat panel and speaker mounting accessories. At the large end of the scale is a selection of cantilever mounts, designed for a maximum 52-inch screen. Using a cantilever bracket is a great way to corner mount or offer a larger variety of viewing angles.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • OmniMount UCL large cantilever wall mount
  • Ratchet and socket set
  • Level
  • Stud finder
  • Drill
  • 3/16 inch drill bit
  • Phillips screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Separate the two halves of the mount by loosening the two Phillips screws securing the wall bracket to the TV bracket. Set aside the TV bracket temporarily.

  2. 2

    Find two studs using the stud finder. Hold the wall bracket half of the mount against the studs, marking six locations through the mounting holes with the tip of the drill bit.

  3. 3

    Drill out the six holes, using the 3/16-inch drill bit.

  4. 4

    Place the wall mount back against the wall, aligned with the drilled holes. Insert and drive the included lag screws and washers through the mount and into the studs using the ratchet and socket set. Before final tightening of the bolts, make any small adjustments to alignment as required using the level.

  5. 5

    Assemble the TV mount by inserting the notches on the vertical supports to the horizontal bars, then tightening the Phillips screws to secure them together.

  6. 6

    Flip the TV mount over so that the flat portion of the vertical supports is aligned with the threaded inserts on the flat panel. Lay the square washers over the appropriate mounting holes on the bracket, then mount the TV bracket to the set with the Phillips screws and screwdriver.

  7. 7

    Snap on the cosmetic plastic pieces to cover the mounting hardware on the TV mount.

  8. 8

    Extend the wall bracket's arm so that the receiving plate is pointed straight out. Lift the flat panel TV onto the receiving plate, inserting the Allen bolts on the TV bracket into the notches on the plate. Tighten the Allen bolts to secure the set.

Tips and warnings

  • You can make horizontal and vertical alignment changes on the fly by rotating the set as needed on the mount. If the orientation is going to be fixed, you can tighten the Allen bolts on the back of the mount on the articulation hinges to hold it in place.
  • Recruit an assistant whenever lifting a large flat panel TV.

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