Ceiling Mounting TV in Basement

Per the subject title, I plan to install Unistruts on "L" brackets between joists then attach the mount to the Unistruts.
Is it better to drill straight through the joist then fasten the L brackets with bolts washers and a nuts or use a lag bolt into the joist? I tend to think the bolts, washers and nuts are the best choice.
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Either one should work, but I'd probably use the nuts and bolts over the lags.
I'd probably not ceiling mount either. I don't want to have to lay on my back to watch TV. OTOH, if it was "adult" content and we were in bed . . . . .
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I once put a tv on a cabinet that was almost to the ceiling. There was barely enough room for the tv. I got a very stiff neck from watching it up there. You DONT want the tv on the ceiling. (unless you got eyes on top of your head).
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I'm assuming you both are joking. If not, oh boy.
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Speaking of stiff necks. I once got Viagra caught in my throat, and I had a stiff neck for 3 days.
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On Wed, 15 Aug 2012 23:22:18 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@thecave.com wrote:

A lot of aliens have another set of eyes on the top of their heads. They wear toupees and wigs so that we don't notice.
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Given that the brackets between the joista are presumably going on the bottom of the joists, lag bolts would seem to be the appropriate method. Even if the TV weighes 50 lbs, that's 12 pounds per bolt if you use 4, which is not much at all as long as the bolts are installed correctly.
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Given that the brackets between the joista are presumably going on the bottom of the joists, lag bolts would seem to be the appropriate method. Even if the TV weighes 50 lbs, that's 12 pounds per bolt if you use 4, which is not much at all as long as the bolts are installed correctly.
The TV weighs 93 lbs without a stand. 108 lbs with the stand. Now that puts the weight at just under 25 lbs per bolt unless I use two bolts per bracket.
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Should still be OK if done right. Do you really want to mount the TV that high? I see them in bars and restaurants, but I'd not want to watch at home like that.
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wrote:

The mount is adjustable. I can raise and lower it slightly beyond a foot. My basement ceiling is only 71" from the floor (drop ceiling). Also, I had it mounted that high prior but used a different method to mount. It'll be nowhere near the height of bars and restaurants.
I decided to go with the bolts straight through. The mount has a swivel and tilt option which we may use from time to time. Movement means loosen parts over time. I'd rather it be more secure.
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That's why properly sized lags in properly sized holes are better.
cheers Bob
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