Fixing TV to wall

Postby Rachael » Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:59 am

Is it allowed to fix a flatscreen TV directly above a gas fire? The gas fire has just been serviced by a corgi registered engineeer. :?
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Postby kevin_redwall » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:54 am

Allowed? Sure. Sensible? Possibly not.

As long as the TV is properly, correctly and firmly fixed to the wall, then it will be mechanically fine. My concern would be that hanging anything above an appliance which is designed to get hot (eg a fire!) needs very careful consideration. A TV generates its own heat and needs to dissipate that heat by cooling down. Hanging it in hot air won't help.

It all depends on the nature of your fire, the fireplace, construction of the walls, distances, sizes and all the other factors that I know nothing about.

My suggestion would be to hang a thermometer on the wall where you're thinking of placing the TV and turn the fire on for an evening. If the area above the fire gets somewhat hotter than the rest of the room (or above 30 degrees Celsius) then I'd think again. Actually, I'd remove the fire ;-)
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