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Is it safe to install a flatscreen TV above the fireplace?

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Question: Is it safe to install a flatscreen TV above the fireplace?
Top Answer (52% of 42 votes): In most cases.

Answer: In most cases
Explanation: As long as the heat from the fireplace is not radiating on the tv. Having a mantle helps.
Acuity Installation, LLC
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Before installation over fireplace we must first inspect the location to insure it is actually safe for the TV to be installed. When installing over fireplace that is brick or stone, Inspection first is a must.
Central TX TV Mounted
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Is find install above a fireplace as long as the TV is protected as a good solid mantle and no heat is escaping that could damage the TV set
efficiency resolutions
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depending on the height above actual fire. Is it a faux fireplace? Is there a mantle that can separate heat from tv?
Chuck's TV Mounting
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: There are a lot of factors due to the sensitivity of a TV to excess heat. Some fireplaces do not have ledges and that poses a fire hazard for the set.
White Hat Computer Support Ltd
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: You will have to be careful about the heat exposure from the fireplace, but you can usually mount securely.
Construct Boss
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: It is safe. There are some precautions to be aware of. But we can explain on site.
AV Integration Group
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: If dont properly there should be no reason it would be unsafe
Mn Tv & Entertainment Installation
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: I would recommend mounting on a articulating, cantilever mount, to assure there is sufficient air circulation. You don't want to overheat the unit, so a cantilever will allow for more air circulation.
Audio Plus
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: There are many types of fireplaces and judging the rise of heat in relation to the tv must be assessed every time a TV is mounted over a fireplace. Some fireplaces just aren't safe to mount a TV above it.
Chuck's TV Mounting
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Mounting a Television above a fireplace can be safe as long as it is installed properly however it is not something I would recommend unless there is no other option as a TV can always be placed in a position that is less strain on your neck. If possible it's usually better to find a different location to mount a TV however, if necessity requires it, as long as correctly installed it is safe!
Masterpiece AV
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: depends if the fireplace is gas or wood
D&R Home Audio Services
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Tv may be mounted over a fire place as long as a mantle is installed to deflect heat.
Telsat communications
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: As long as there is a mantle with at least an 8in depth, the heat should be diverted enough to not effect the TV.
Dan of All Trades
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It varies depending on the style of fireplace. Some designs may allow the heat to rise to the tv which could possibly cause damage.
Precision Home Solutions
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Most fire place now have a metal tube for a chimney and there is sufficient space between the chimney and TV mount.
Theaters and Technologies
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Customer choose
HD TV Antennas installer
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Its helps to make sure there is distance from the TV and the fireplace when it's a wood burning fireplace.
San Diego TV Install
ProMatcher
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