Skip to main content

TV mounts

In the extension we're wiring four locations for TV's, although we only expect to have one for some time.  This is because it is difficult and expensive to put the cables in later.

We are also buying brackets for mounting two TV's now, so that they can be mounted correctly on the wall studs.

Tonight I did a quick search to find mounts.

On the Whirlpool forums I found recommendations here and here for this Ebay store, Selby Acoustics. They have actual stores in Hallam and Geelong.  I then found a link to this online guide which has suppliers and 'how to' instructions if you have to do it yourself in a completed home.

At Selby Acoustics, a 60kg rated mount, for TV's from 30" to 50", is currently reduced to $99 from a RRP of $169.  At Dick Smith Electronics, a similar mount is $399.

I'll measure the TV and its mounting holes, to see if they fit the specifications for the mount.

30/09/2010 I used "Buy it now" on Selby Acoustics Ebay Store to get one mount for $33, with free delivery, and I also bid for a larger mount and won it for $99 because I was the sole bidder. I found the same mount with a $99 "Buy it now" option afterwards, so I should have looked through the Selby Acoustics Ebay Store more thoroughly. The cheaper mount has already arrived, and I have to drive to Hallam to get the more expensive one.  The mounts are pretty well the size of our current TV, so the horizontal mounting bars may just be visible.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Walk-in pantry: advice for designing yours

Now we've been in our renovated home for a week, we've picked up on some minor issues that anyone considering a walk-in pantry or butlers pantry may want to consider. I think we got ours right, and the minor issues are ones we'll correct ourselves, shortly, at low cost.

 Our pantry is exactly that on most days - a pantry. There's no sink, no oven or hot plates, and no exhaust fan. It does have a microwave and a milkshake maker, storage for irregularly used appliances, and a bench top that can be worked on. We could fit plumbing for a sink later, but can't see a need right now.

Big cost savings can be made with a walk-in pantry. By having a separate room and door, there's absolutely no need for cupboards and cabinet doors within the pantry. Think of the pantry as a cupboard!  Bench tops can be practical and not showy - you don't need Corian or Caeserstone surfaces. A walk-in pantry is a separate room, so soft-close drawers to keep noise down aren't …

Monkey bars!

A few months back we picked up a discounted set of monkey bars (aka horizontal ladders) from Bunnings.  They were reduced from $299 to $80 because the packaging was damaged and the bolts for attaching the bars to wooden posts were missing. There were about four sets of bars on sale.

Last weekend I started assembling them myself, using about an extra $175 worth of materials (bolts, washers, nuts, four cypress pine posts, quick set concrete).  When it came to erecting them I needed a helping hand, which I received yesterday.

In the process of working out how and where to assemble them I found that the recommended height is 1.8 - 2.0 metres, and preferably 1.8m.  Soft fall is also important, to a depth of 250-300mm for up to 2.5m around the bars (Playground Equipment Safety Bulletin, February 2011). The Bulletin provides advice about selecting soft fall materials.

We've generally followed this advice, although without soft fall for a little while. The Bulletin identifies the following…

Bargain book buys

Preparing for some purchases for our home, I've been on the Choice website.  We've had an ongoing subscription to Choice since commencing our recent major renovation.

I was interested to see that Choice have just reviewed online book suppliers, as well as comparing to the local chain store, Dymocks.  The review was conducted after the changes affecting Angus and Robertson and Borders.

The Book Depository won on price, including delivery to Australia (it is free) for the selected books.  However delivery took the longest - 21 days for the full order to arrive.

Amazon was $16 more expensive, but the books were delivered within 14 days.

Booktopia was $26 more expensive, and took 17 days.

Dymocks (in store) was $38 more expensive, and one book that had to be ordered took three days.

Gleebooks (in store) was also $38 more expensive, and the one book that had to be ordered took six days.

Purchasing books is a balance between price, convenience and experience.  I'm rapidly shifting…