How to Mount a TV On Brick
Have you recently purchased the MI-361 Pull Down TV Wall Mount for Fireplace? If so, you probably want to know how to mount a tv on brick. Fortunately, it’s fast and easy. You don’t need an expert, just an extra helping hand.
Below, we’ll run you through the steps so that you’re perfectly prepared and can have a mounted TV in no time!
How to Mount a TV From the Ceiling
The MI-361 is a specialty TV wall mount that is perfect for any fireplace, particularly those with brick backdrops. It’s compatible with TVs ranging from 40 inches to 70 inches, provides 23-inch height adjustment and cushioned, insulated handles to protect from fireplace heat. These features of this wall mount allow it to be adjusted to your optimal viewing angle. For more details about adjusting your mount, see these 5 Creative Ways to Use Your Articulating TV Wall Mount With A Long Arm.
Benefits of the mount include:
- Heavy-duty steel construction with heavy load capacity, ranging from 16.5 to 70 pounds
- Foldable design for space-saving
- Heat safe
- Full-motion range adjustability allows you to tilt, rotate, and swivel the TV
- Gas spring design for easy movement
Simply put, it doesn’t get better than this!
Tools You’ll Require
If you want to hang your TV above a brick fireplace, you’ll need the following mounting hardware:
- A screwdriver
- Stud finder
- Standard drill with 65mm 3/16th drill bit
- A ladder
- A friend to help with the job
- Additional tools are included in the package
- Tape measurer
The MI-361 comes with a package of components that you’ll need to perform the job.
For the sake of simplicity, the installation instructions will denote these components by their lettering in the steps.
To visualize the installation process, please refer to the manual.
Considering the Mantle
Before you hang a TV above a brick fireplace, you’ll need to ensure that the vertical space above the mantle is larger than the height of the wallboard. This will depend upon how far the mantle extends from the wall.
Typically, this will look like:
- Mantle is less than 8 inches – Wallboard height + 4 inches
- Mantle is 8 to 10 inches – Wallboard height + 5 inches
- Mantle is 10 to 12 inches – Wallboard height + 7 inches
- Mantle is 12 to 14 inches – Wallboard height + 8 inches
If the mantle is greater than 14 inches, the piece won’t function properly. If this is the case, you might need to rethink the placement of your mount. Learn how to mount a TV from the ceiling here.
Also, as a note of caution, it’s vital that the temperature at the front of the fireplace above the mantle never exceeds 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mounting a TV on Brick
If you have a brick fireplace, you must take the following steps:
Mounting TV on Brick
There, you’ve done it! Your TV is mounted over the brick fireplace and ready to go. Now, that wasn’t so hard, was it? You now know how to mount a TV on brick. Now, you can enjoy your favorite show from the optimal viewing angle, thanks to your newly mounted TV. If you’d like to install a mantle in another location of your house, check out these benefits of an extra long arm TV wall mount.
If you have questions or need help troubleshooting with your MI-361 Pull Down Fireplace Wall Mount, we encourage you to reach out and one of our helpful experts will be able to provide solutions about mounting your TV or to any of your other issues!
Mount It. MI-361 Manual. https://downloads.mount-it.com/pub/media/manuals/MI-361_manual.pdf
Designing Vibes. How to Mount a TV Over a Brick Fireplace and Hide the Wires. https://designingvibes.com/mount-tv-brick-fireplace-hide-wires/
Hunker. How To Install a Flat Screen TV on a Brick Wall. https://www.hunker.com/13412459/how-to-install-a-flat-screen-tv-on-a-brick-wall