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Future fire place tv placement

Posted by Shmomey (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 13, 12 at 7:06

Our house is currently under construction. We will have two fire place made of stone and brick. Is there anything I should mention to the builder related to prepping the fire place just in case we want to add a flat screen above one of the fire places years later.

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RE: Future fire place tv placement

Recessed electrical and cable outlets need to be located above the fireplace, (You can hang a picture or mirror there to conceal them in the meantime.) And there needs to be a good bit of solid blocking behind the walls to accept whatever type of mounting bracket might be needed for whatever height. The fireplace should not have a raised hearth, as that puts the TV at much too high a height for comfortable viewing. There also needs to be fireplace doors that prevent the heat from escaping an roasting the electronics above. Ideally, the fireplace would be a sealed combustion chamber supplied with outside air for that combustion and then have a separate blower surround that allows you to harvest the heat to be blown into the room.

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