The only problem with having an 80” television (Is there any other way to watch football in the fall?) is having to hang an 80” television on the wall. I was pretty sure I was stronger than I was, but I got a big dose of reality when we decided to hang our television on the wall. Wow – was that a job!
Our television weighs 122 lbs. So, we purchased this bracket for the wall from Amazon. I admit it. I was skeptical – mainly because of the price. But, it had pretty good reviews, so we decided to give it a try. We’re prime members so it came in a couple of days and we were ready to go.
To run the wires through the wall, I purchased this steel wire fish tape at Lowe’s.
After hanging the bracket according to the directions (and making sure it was in the studs good), I used my handy drywall saw to cut two small holes – one next to the bracket and one down low to the floor. Sorry for the less than helpful first picture. I forgot to take the picture until after we had already hung the television on the bracket and there was no way I was taking it down again. 🙂
Next, I fished the wire tape through the wall in the space between the drywall and the insulation. Then, using a plastic zip tie, we tied all of our television cables (HDMI and coax) to the end of the tape and just reeled it back into the holder. It worked like a charm!
Now, we don’t have to look at those unsightly wires hanging from the bottom of our television. Now, the only problem is? I forgot one of the wires – the sound wire from the TV to the surround sound. Ugh. Do I want to take the television off the wall to remedy the situation? No. I’m just going to plug it in only when I need it. Problem solved.