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by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) February 20, 2009 9:31 AM PST

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Is it safe to mount a flat screen over my fireplace?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 2/20/09 9:31 AM


Hi, I am looking to purchase a flat screen television, the ideal spot in my living room is over the fireplace. My concern is the fireplace is a working fireplace that is fueled by gas. If I install the television over my fireplace, what, if any, potential damage is there to the components? Is LCD/plasma/DLP a better option to purchase? Also, for the display is it better to cut out the sheet rock and install it directly into the wall verses installing a bracket? It's a substantial investment, so I just want to make sure my plan is functional. Thank you. Warmest regards.

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It depends on if its vent less or vented gas logs --Submitted by Jim Morris

You should be ok if... --Submitted by dgradijan

Installing a flat screen over a fireplace --Submitted by Leslie J Baker

CAUTION! Fireplace mounts can be done but use a professional --Submitted by MWM0324

Flat Screen over a Fireplace? That's hot! --Submitted by HomelessClarence

Don't cut out sheetrock! --Submitted by danxt

It Depends -- Submitted by media_decor

It is likely safe....here's why --Submitted by metacinema

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