TV over gas fireplace

karle13February 1, 2014

We are mounting a 65 inch over a gas fireplace , the flop of the fireplace is 41 inched from the floor, no mantle, I know to keep the TV as low as possible! Would 51 or 52 from the floor be to high? Our seating is 17 feet from TV!

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David

Should be fine. You could test out the placement using a smaller screen on the VESA mount. The approx picture centre should be about the same.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 10:42PM
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robert.p

Mounting a set over the fireplace without a mantle to buffer the heat may be a concern.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 6:47PM
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Mayaa

17 feet are quit enough. but try to uplift your seating so that it would be easy for you to enjoy it for hours...

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 11:24AM
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elphaba_gw

buy some small stick-on temperature gauges at the hardware store. Buy at least three to make sure you won't be using a bad reading. (These are not highly calibrated professional thermometers.)

Stick them on the fireplace wall near the area where tv will be mounted. Start a good healthy fire (best in winter :) and let it heat for at least a couple hours. Check gauages. if they are less than 100, then you are good to go and don't need to worry about heat.

Though from what I understand, several vendors will void the warranty if you have your TV mounted over the fireplace.

Also, fyi - most construction code for fireplaces require that no combustible material be used closer to 12 inches from the opening of the firepace.

Don't assume your fireplace is like the one in your neighbors house or your parents house. They can vary quite a bit from each other dependent on construction materials and installation techniques.

Here is a link that might be useful: more expensive on Amazon but these are good

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 12:46AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes

If the fireplace isn't burning clean, it will emit gasses that will adhere to the TV screen. Be prepared to clean it monthly or you'll think you're losing eyesight.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2014 at 10:06AM
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