How to mount tv above fireplace. If the tv is placed too low the mantel will appear cluttered and the fireplace will seem off balance. To avoid this problem allow 7 inches of clearance between the top of the mantel and the bottom of the flat panel tv. Monitor the temperature over an hour or so and make sure it does not exceed 900f.
Mount tv wall mount kit according to directions. Use level when drilling to make sure holes are level. If the room has space on either side of the fireplace consider setting the tv back into custom wall cabinetry or shelving to the right or left of the fireplace and then mounting the tv on an arm mount that allows it to be pulled out from the cabinet and swiveled toward the seating area.
The fix for this if youre set on mounting above a fireplace is a wall mount that pivots the tv downward. Mounting a tv above your fireplace may be popular and it might even seem appealing but we have some concerns about what it might mean for the health of your tv. Before you decide to install a tv above your fireplace it is advisable to place a thermometer above the mantel and make a fire.