Tv over wood burning fireplace. However there are serious issues with such placement. Heres what you need to know before you hang a television over a fireplace. Weve had a 42 plasma mounted on the brick above our wood burning fireplace for over 2 years now with no problem whatsoever.
However if you have a more conventional wood burning fireplace and especially if you have a gas fireplace insert the fact is you are probably going to be just fine. Can you actually safely place a flat screen tv over the top of a working wood burning fireplace. Ive spoken to the tv manufactuer and they say the operating temp is 104 f 40 c.
If its a wood burning fireplace watch for ash that could accumulate on the tv and its vents. A wide mantle below the tv will protect it in some cases but you should use a thermometer while a fire is burning before mounting a tv over the fireplace. Wood burning fireplaces create soot so make sure it is operating properly and your chimney isnt gunked up with creosote before mounting a tv above the mantle.
Its bad for the tv. Made when we moved into our 1920s house 12 years ago was to add back a wood burning fireplace that had been removed earlier in the homes history. The idea seems good but i cant see how the tv would cope with the heat an inevitable rising ash.
Placing a tv over a fireplace mounting a television above a fireplace can double your viewing pleasure but the modern media application may not work in every setting. There is approximately 3 and a wood mantle between the bottom of the tv and the top of the fireplace opening. I would like to also mount our new 52 lcd tv above the mantle.
I watch it almost every night since the hearth room is my hangout spot. Im installing a new wood insert vc montpelier in my masonry fireplace. The case against a tv over the fireplace arguing.
A build up of tar like creosote can restrict the flow of smoke and soot up the chimney causing it to leak into the room and deposit residue on and in a nearby tv.