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Post 1 made on Friday September 8, 2017 at 16:13
Dave in Balto
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I know I've seen these. A mount that pulls out and down to go over a fireplace. I found MantleMount,

https://www.mantelmount.com

But feel like I've seen others. Can anyone help a brother out?
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Post 2 made on Friday September 8, 2017 at 17:53
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Post 3 made on Friday September 8, 2017 at 17:55
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I believe Nexus has one also.

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Post 4 made on Friday September 8, 2017 at 19:10
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Future Automation if you want motorized.
Post 5 made on Friday September 8, 2017 at 19:23
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Mantelmount released the MM850 at CEDIA. Motorized, in-wall recessed, IP control including Alexa, auto-retract with temp sensor (in case it gets too hot), etc. $1699 MSRP. Not bad. We have one of the manual models on demo. It works great, I only wish it had a "soft close" feature. If you let go of it on the way up, it will go quickly and bang to a stop.
"When I eat, it is the food that is scared." - Ron Swanson
Post 6 made on Friday September 8, 2017 at 21:31
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On September 8, 2017 at 17:53, Rob Grabon said...

Thanks for this, they have a pull up mount, I've been looking for one of those!
Post 7 made on Saturday September 9, 2017 at 13:28
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We have used the Nexus version and the client loved it. It took a bit longer to install than a regular wall mount so I would maybe an an extra hour or so onto your install time to do all of the additional adjustments etc.
Post 8 made on Sunday September 10, 2017 at 20:51
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On September 8, 2017 at 19:23, Audiophiliac said...
Mantelmount released the MM850 at CEDIA. Motorized, in-wall recessed, IP control including Alexa, auto-retract with temp sensor (in case it gets too hot), etc. $1699 MSRP. Not bad. We have one of the manual models on demo. It works great, I only wish it had a "soft close" feature. If you let go of it on the way up, it will go quickly and bang to a stop.

I saw the motorized mount at CEDIA too. I thought it was pretty nice for the price.
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Post 9 made on Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 14:50
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On September 8, 2017 at 19:23, Audiophiliac said...
We have one of the manual models on demo. It works great, I only wish it had a "soft close" feature. If you let go of it on the way up, it will go quickly and bang to a stop.

you may want to adjust the tension on your display unit, as I have installed several of these and have never had one go up too quickly or bang to a stop.
Post 10 made on Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 16:00
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On September 12, 2017 at 14:50, ichbinbose said...
you may want to adjust the tension on your display unit, as I have installed several of these and have never had one go up too quickly or bang to a stop.

I have adjusted it. The manual specifically states to BE CAREFUL and DO NOT LET GO while putting the TV up. Maybe the newer models added a soft close feature.

I do not see us installing very many honestly. I will pitch the motorized one next time someone asks. Most of the fireplaces we end up putting TVs above (reluctantly), are high enough, with a large enough hearth, that no one will be able to easily reach up and pull a manually operated mantel mount down and then put it back up.
"When I eat, it is the food that is scared." - Ron Swanson
Post 11 made on Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 21:18
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On September 8, 2017 at 17:53, Rob Grabon said...

That and mantelmount are fine. I've done several of each and they work fine.

I did a stone fireplace abt it turned out well...
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Post 12 made on Friday September 15, 2017 at 18:55
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Ok Mantel Mount installers, give me your thoughts on this. We had a lady call up because she was at a friend's home in CA and she had a Mantel Mount. This lady decided she had to have one so she got online and ordered the MM700 and RB100 recessed box. She called us because we are the only listed installer on their site probably.

I went out to take a look and realized that we would need longer braces to mount to the studs (we are using the braces vs. re-framing the entire fireplace wall to fit the box perfectly in the framing, sheetrock work, tape, texture, paint, etc.).

There is a stud dead center of the fireplace wall, and the adjacent studs are too far apart for the included braces. The manual states that longer braces are available from MM. I called tech support and he said the longer braces are 36" long....not long enough still for this application. But he told me what to do instead....cut the center stud out, and bolt the box to either end of the remaining stud. He said installers do this all the time. He was really trying to talk me out of paying the $30 for the longer braces before I told him to measure a set and tell me how long they were.

In my head, I cannot see his proposed solution as being sturdy enough. I would not feel comfortable installing it that way, that is for sure.

My thought was to just go get some 4' lengths of unistrut and use those in place of the included braces, and then either let them figure out a way of "prettying it up" or ordering the snap in plastic end caps and rail covers for the strut, and letting them paint them to match. I would also screw the box to the center stud at top and bottom, just as an added support in the center.
"When I eat, it is the food that is scared." - Ron Swanson
Post 13 made on Saturday September 16, 2017 at 19:23
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I've installed several and been able to adjust it to almost a perfect balance to where it raises and lowers with fingertip pressure and will stop anywhere along the way in case they don't want it all the way down fairly simple install but i would agree maybe 30 min to an hour over a regular mount.
One thing I have learned in this industry. It is easier to pull a wire than it is to push one.


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