prroblems with mounting an LCD TV above a gas fireplace insert?

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  1. Mr. Bryan

    Mr. Bryan Seriously.

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    My Dad wants to put a TV on the mantle above a gas fireplace. Is there anyway the heat could adversly effect the tv over time? It would be at least 3-4 feet above the insert, and the wall wouldn't get as warm as with a traditional wood burning fireplace. Anyone have any experience with this?
     
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    Soulfire No Pain, No Gain

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    Should be fine man. They know people mount these things over fireplaces. They would put a big "no no" warning on it somehwere if it could pose a problem. And with 3-4 feet above you have very little to worry about.
     
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    about:blank Whether you think that you can or that you can't,

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    I would heat resistant wrap on the wall behind the TV, but that's just a precaution
     
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    i work for circuit city doing home delivery.

    we picked up a plasma TV twice from a customer and brought her out new ones. the problem didnt dawn on us until the last time we went out there, and she had a little fire going and we went to take the TV off the mount and it was so hot, we couldnt touch it. granted it was only about a foot above the fireplace, but still be aware.
     
  5. amill94

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    As long as its a gas fireplace you're fine. Wood fireplaces are different since they produce alot of heat, but gas fireplaces are cosmetic and put out very little heat. Also, the venting for the exhuast is not against the drywall that the tv is mounted on, so the heat won't spread through the wall as a wood fireplace would. You're fine.
     
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    Just hang a thermometer where the tv will be and see if the temp increases higher than 90*F (or whatever the manufacturer suggests the highest temp should be) that would be an easy way to see if it would be affected.
     
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    yeah, that's a good idea
     
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