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VESA mount - safe with only 2 screws?

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Ok guys 2 screws was not stable! It was a really bad idea. I took the tv back down and put all 4 screws back on with washers on the bottom screws so that they are tighter. It's only a difference of a few inches in height. I'm just going to have to live with it.
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SickBeast wrote: Ok guys 2 screws was not stable! It was a really bad idea. I took the tv back down and put all 4 screws back on with washers on the bottom screws so that they are tighter. It's only a difference of a few inches in height. I'm just going to have to live with it.
Only solution: Buy newer higher furniture or put blocks under your sofa legs (aka furniture risers).
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SickBeast wrote: Ok guys 2 screws was not stable! It was a really bad idea. I took the tv back down and put all 4 screws back on with washers on the bottom screws so that they are tighter. It's only a difference of a few inches in height. I'm just going to have to live with it.
100% with this. It's not always about the weight of the screen or how strong the screws are. It's also about the weight distribution of the entire mount. You're putting pressure on two points that would usually be spread across 4 over a much larger area.
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ES_Revenge wrote: Given they are probably giving you the cheapest of the cheap screws with the stand, I'm not sure I'd trust it on just two myself.
I was going to say pretty much the same thing as this post.
Personally, I'd be getting a known higher grade screw/bolt.

Also regarding the threadlocker, there was a reference to "Lockite".
To make your life easier finding it, the actual brand name is Loctite, but people commonly get it wrong.
Some stores sell Permatex, but it the same stuff. You want blue.

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