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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 2019-01-18, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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How can I mount my Tv on a pillar without drilling

I live in a condo. I have no space in my living. How can I mount my Tv to save some space and enjoy the view from my living room?
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A little more info would be helpful. Without drilling what? What size TV? Size of room? Available seating? Size and location of pillar?
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 2019-01-19, 05:10 AM
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Floor Stands, such as fol. examples. BUT I would add 40++ lbs of Weight to the base for additional stability:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019H5PDJQ
https://www.amazon.com/Kanto-MTM65PL.../dp/B00RPP3262

Floor-Ceiling Mount, such as fol. examples. BUT I think it's a disaster just waiting to happen...and damages Ceiling:
[url]https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Stand-Media-Height-Adjustable/dp/B079K7K6Y2
https://www.amazon.com/Peerless-Industries-MOD-FCSKIT300-MODULAR-CEILING/dp/B006WWOY6G [Screws into Floor & Ceiling]

You could also use a pair of Heavy Duty Screw Eyes into Ceiling Studs to hang TV via Strong Mirror/Picture Wire...Easy to Patch small holes when done. You might want to double-stick Foam to back of TV to cushion against wall.

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Although I've never done this, there is metal strapping used by plumbers that comes in rolls which can be wrapped around pillars and tightened. It could be attached to a TV wall-mount or vice versa. Of course this would all depend on the weight of the TV. A safety cable attached to the ceiling might be a good idea. Tread carefully.
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@vidhi it sounds like you don't own the condo, so you don't want to drill any holes anywhere.

I assume there is an electrical outlet at the pillar and there is no cable outlet, so you will need wireless TV. Most TVs have built-in W-Fi which will work for streaming, but you will need a wireless TV box if you plan to subscribe to a service like Rogers (you will need Rogers Ignite) or Bell Fibe TV.

A TV stand like those posted sounds like your best choice and would also give you someplace to put your TV box. A light rope or cable wrapped around the pillar would serve as a safety strap in case the TV is bumped and wouldn't require drilling any holes and wouldn't damage the pillar.

I thought about wrapping steel straps around the pillar, but they would have to be very tight to support the weight of the TV and would probably damage the finish. If the pillar is square, you could protect the corners with something something like self-stick vinyl corner protectors and the steel straps wouldn't contact the pillar.
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Rules for renters. Small holes are not an issue as long as they are patched before moving out. Minor cosmetic damage that can be repaired by painting is not an issue. Drilling could be an issue if infrastructure like wiring and pipes is damaged. I usually use a screwdriver to make holes for larger wall anchors when required. (For a TV very secure wall anchors are required. Screws into studs is better.) Any holes can be repaired with poly filler, patching compound or caulking. I prefer to use latex caulking in a colour close to the wall colour. (Often beige, white or grey in apartments or condos.)
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You could build a freestanding plywood or mdf box around the column 2x2's in the corners. You might need to counter weight the opposite of the enclosure and you could paint it out any colour and have cutouts for the cables. Is there power on the pillar.
Depending on distances and traffic cables could be protected with floor cable covers. 3M has removable adhesive cable ties that might make it possible to take cables across ceiling if its not stippled.
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Drop cable from ceiling

Dependent on the type of ceiling you should consider dropping cables from the ceiling.
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If holl_ans' post interests you, there's also this for less money. They often have sales for as little as $69 and they have eBates as well. This is one model of a few they offer.

https://www.primecables.ca/p-362313-...rch%23tv+stand

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That probably takes up too much space for a small condo. I think the OP is looking for a wall or pillar mount that doesn't require any screws. Something like an outdoor antenna chimney mount combined with a TV wall mount might work for a pillar. In any case, it looks like the OP hasn't been back since the original post.
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