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Plasma above fireplace

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by jbaker, Nov 19, 2002.

  1. jbaker

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    Thinking of getting a plasma screen but would like to know if anybody has there's mounted on a chimney breast above an open fire.
    I've seen piccies of them above gas and electric fires but wondered if an open fire could generate too much heat for the screen through heat going up the chimney and heating thebricks that the screen wall mount would be attached to?
    I take it there is no problem with gas and electric fires regarding heat?
    I only ask as my wife want's an open fire place building...

    regards
    Jono
     
  2. mikeq

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    I have heard some people attaching a couple of candles to the wall at location of the bottom of the plasma. If they don't melt then you should be okay:D
     
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    The only thing I would add is if it is an open fire (assuming you mean coal/wood) then you are going to have particles rising from the fire. Because the plasma effectively has passive cooling (Panansonic anyway) those particles may be drawn into the plasma. Any plasma with a fan is going to be an even bigger problem.

    dust heat and expensive electronics don't mix well.
     

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