TV Location

Client wants to install plasma TV on wall above (gas) fireplace mantel. Is this OK?


Yes, provided it is high enough.

Does this fireplace have a fan unit installed? Is there a mantel above the fireplace? Is there is an alcove above the fireplace where they can recess the TV? I would be very wary of installing an expensive piece of electronics above a fireplace with a fan unit due to the heat it puts out over and above a normal gas unit. I think it would shorten the lifespan of the TV with the increased heat. IMHO.

A dealer of flat-screen TV’s told a client of mine that installation above a fireplace was not recommended by the manufacturer. Sorry, I don’t know names or brands.


You may want to pass this info on to the client.

Thanks guys. Barry, you remind me of the ‘Shell answer man’ if you’re old enough to remember him. :wink:

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