If you are here then you already know that Rocketfish offers a wide range of accessories for your space.
However, if you have chosen a Rocketfish TV mount and are now intimidated by the installation process, this guide will provide you with all the instructions you need to know.
We have added all the steps, tips, advice, and FAQs to make the installation process as easy as possible. Read this to have a better idea.
This guide gives you complete information about the installation of Rocketfish TV mounts.
- Step-by-step instructions.
- FAQs section for further help.
How to Successfully Install a Rocketfish TV Mount - Full Installation Guide
Things You Need to Know Before You Install Your Rocketfish TV Mount
You need to know these important things mentioned in the safety information section of your Rocketfish’s TV mount manual before you start the installation process.
- The maximum TV weight that can be lifted by the TV mount.
- The screen size your TV mount supports.
- The TV mount’s overall dimensions are compatible with your TV or not.
Things You Need to Install Your Rocketfish TV Mount
This list can work as a checklist for all the things you need to have before assembling your new TV mount.
- Edge-to-edge stud finder: It is different from simple stud finders and helps find stud edges.
- Pencil: Anything like this to mark the installation points of the studs.
- Level: It is important for locating the accurate and leveled height for your TV mount.
- Drill: A drill can help make refined pilot holes for the TV mount installation.
- Measuring tape: It can help in the accurate measurement of dimensions.
- Philips screwdriver: We prefer this because of its compatibility with every hardware.
- Tape: It can help mark the level line for the accurate drilling of pilot holes.
- Hammer: Hammer might be useful if you have concrete walls.
- Adjustable wrench: Different types of screws and bolts can be tightened with an adjustable wrench.
- A wood drill bit or masonry drill bit: Wood drill bits are used for wood studded walls and masonry drill bits are used for concrete or brick walls.
Full Step-by-step Installation Guide for Your Rocketfish TV Mount
This section of the guide is where the actual process starts. Therefore, read it carefully to avoid any mistakes.
Step 1: Determine Your TV’s Back Shape
Carefully place your TV on a soft and clean surface to avoid any screen damage. Identify your TV’s back whether it has a flat back or an irregular or obstructed back.
Identifying the back will help you understand the hardware best suited for it, use the provided hardware kit for your TV back.
Step 2: Select the Screws, Washers, and Spacers
This step needs some patience as you have to test all the provided screws, washers, and spacers as there are a lot of variations.
After testing, you can set aside the correct hardware with the adequate length for your TV and TV mount’s threaded holes.
Step 3: Attach the Mounting Hardware
This step can differ because of your TV back. If you have identified that then you can attach your mounting hardware in further steps.
Step 3-A: Attach the Mounting Hardware with Flat Back TV
In this step, the screws (E, K, M, N, or O) differ so place the correct ones for flat back TV. After aligning the bracket holes with screw holes on the back of your TV, level the TV bracket.
Place the washers carefully on the holes and insert the screws. Tighten the screws so they are firmly attached to the TV bracket.
Step 3-B: Attach the Mounting Hardware with Irregular or Obstructed Back TV
In this step, the screws (F, L, P, Q, or R) are used. After aligning the bracket holes with screw holes on the back of your TV, level it properly.
Place the washers and insert the screws. Do not over-tighten and firmly attach the screws to the TV bracket.
Step 4: Determine Your Wall Mount Location
Measure the height of the TV till its center and height of the TV till its bottom. This will give an accurate location of your TV mount.
Mark the spot with a pencil and drill holes in the wall.
Step 5: Wall Plate Installation
This step is different for drywall or wood studded wall and concrete or brick wall. After identifying your wall type, proceed further.
Step 5-A: Wall Plate Installation for Drywall or Wood Studded Wall
For drywall or wood studded walls, wooden drill bits are used. Locate the studs by using an edge-to-edge stud finder and drill the pilot holes using a wooden drill bit after aligning the wall plate.
Moreover, insert the bolts but DO NOT over-tighten them.
Step 5-B: Wall Plate Installation for Concrete or Brick Wall
For concrete or brick walls, masonry drill bits are used. Align the wall plate and level it to the desired height.
Moreover, drill pilot holes using masonry drill bits and insert the bolts after aligning the wall plate with anchors.
Lastly, DO NOT over-tighten the bolts.
Step 6: Attach Your TV to the Wall Mount
You might need someone to help lift the TV. Slide the upper notches of the TV to the right and left TV brackets.
Moreover, gently lower the TV until it engages the lower side of the mount. Your TV will lock into place when you hear a click.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We have added this section to clear any confusion you might have.
Can a TV mount damage my wall?
If you install your TV mount properly then no, your wall does not get damaged at all.
Can I mount my TV myself?
Yes, you can mount your TV yourself by following the manual or this guide we have compiled for you.
Should I go for a TV mount or TV stand?
Both have their pros and cons. A TV mount can free up a lot of space for you, while a TV stand can provide you with extra storage. The choice is yours.
We understand that the installation process might not be an easy task. Therefore, we have compiled this in-depth installation guide to assist you.
Follow the instructions provided in this guide to successfully install your Rocketfish TV Mount.
For any further queries, kindly contact us.