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Fitting flat screen tv above fireplace in timber built house
I am thinking of getting a flat screen tv (maybe 32 - 37") and would like it mounted on the wall above the fire. The house is timber built and I am concerned that it may be too heavy for the wall, can anyone advise? Also what happens to the wires etc, would I have to have them running down the wall from the tv down to the socket?
Assuming the chimney is built of brick then I don't see the weight as a problem as long as you have the correct bracket for that model of tv & the proper fixings are used. If the fire place is used & assuming it is a gas fire, you can either run the cables on the surface in conduit or possibly through the chimney depending on access & proximity to the fire itself. I hope this helps you.
Answered 24th Oct 2013
Be sure to check that the convected heat from the fire does not affect or damage the TV or wires. A 32-37 inch TV does not weigh that much, and as long as you use a suitable bracket for that size TV and secure it to the wall with ample fixings which are usually provided in the kit, it should be OK.
Answered 22nd Nov 2016