By Trae Jacobs,
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Before you can mount an Element TV on the wall, you need to gather the right tools for the job. Most mounting kits include all the screws you need to attach your TV to the wall, but some may not include the screws you need to attach your TV to the mount itself.
Here’s how you can find the perfect screws to securely mount your Element TV to the wall.
What Screws Do I Use to Mount an Element TV?
Element is one of the few TV manufacturers that doesn’t list their mounting specifications in the user manual. However, you can gauge which screw size you should use by checking your TV’s VESA pattern.
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How to Measure an Element TV’s VESA Pattern
Mount size is characterized by VESA standards, which give the horizontal and vertical separation of the four screw holes in millimeters.
Unlike most manufacturers, Element does not list their TV’s VESA patterns in the user manual. Luckily, it’s easy to check yours — all you need is a tape measure.
- Locate the mounting holes on the back of your Element TV. They’ll usually be in the center in a square or rectangular configuration.
- Measure the horizontal distance between the top two mounting holes.
- Measure the vertical distance between the left or right side mounting holes.
- Convert the two measurements to millimeters.
Once you have your measurement in millimeters, you have your VESA pattern.
The video below is with an LG TV, but the measuring information is universal.
What Screw Length Do I Need to Mount an Element TV?
Every Element TV is different. Once you know which size screw you need to mount it, you can find the right length.
- Take a thin object, like an unfolded paper clip, and stick it into one of the mounting holes. Make sure it touches the bottom of the thread.
- Use a permanent marker to mark how much of the object goes into the hole.
- Measure up to the mark and convert the distance to millimeters.
For example, if 14mm of the paper clip goes into the hole, you probably need a 14mm screw.
Note: Measuring all this on your own can seem daunting, so to rule out any chance of error, go with a universal mounting screw kit. These include screws of various lengths and diameters to ensure the perfect fit.
What Screws Should I Use to Attach a Wall Mount to the Wall?
Most mounting kits will include the hardware you need to attach your newly-mounted TV to your wall. But if you just want to make sure you’re doing everything correctly, we have all the information you need to ensure a safe setup.
As a rule of thumb, the diameter of the screws that go into the wall should be at least as thick as the ones that go into the TV.
For example, if you used M8 screws for the TV, you can also use M8 screws for the wall. You can always go bigger for more security — just make sure the screws fit into the mounting bracket.
Regarding length, 45mm is a good choice for TVs under 45” mounted on a fixed support. If you’re mounting a larger TV or using a full-motion or tilt mount, go with 75mm to account for the extra movement.
If you plan to hang a larger TV on an adjustable mount, 100mm screws are the safest choice.
What Materials Can I Mount an Element TV on?
Most TV mounts are designed for installation on wooden-studded, drywall-covered walls. You can mount a TV on other types of walls, including:
- Unstudded drywall
But if you’re mounting your Element TV on these materials, you’ll need to take a couple of extra steps to ensure the screws can support your TV’s weight.