Electrical plug over mantle

Are electrical plugs allowed over a mantle of a wood burning fireplace.


Short answer is yes, they are permitted.

Some manufacturers of heating equipment that may be installed in fireplaces may have prohibitions against over-mantle receptacles.

One or two mantle receptacles are very common.

Where else would you plug in the 50 inch Plasma??? :mrgreen:

lol…in a time long ago many put them over the mantle for clocks. Sure they are allowed but only for a specific use…in other words they are not their because of a layout space or span requirement.