How to Install an Outdoor Television

Posted by in Home Improvement Tips, on February 8, 2016

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Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron installs a weatherproof television to complete a homeowner’s patio. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.)

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Shopping List:
Outdoor-rated television
Outdoor-rated television bracket

Hammer drill (if applicable)
Open-end wrench

Steps: (Depending on where homeowner chooses to mount the television, steps may vary)
1. Use a level to make sure the bracket is level, and then make your marks for drilling.
2. Drill holes for the mounting bracket.
3. Pound plastic anchors into drilled-out holes using a hammer.
4. Mount the bracket by using lag bolts and an open-end wrench to secure the bolts.
5. Depending on your current setup, you may have to run HDMI cable from indoor components.
6. Insert and secure the housing for the HDMI cable using screws and a driver.
7. Clip the provided bracket clips onto the television.
8. Hook the television bracket clip onto the mounted wall bracket and secure with the nut and bolt. Tighten with a wrench.
9. If applicable, you can use an IR repeater to obtain signal from your indoor television setup. The IR repeater is placed on top of the outdoor HDMI cable. Plug it into the HDMI port. Then, mount the repeater somewhere on television.

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