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Plasma's on top of Fire Place

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by Vinesh, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. Vinesh

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    Is it safe to wall mount a plasma on top of a fireplace?

    Will the heat rising affect the picture? ie heat haze

    I just have a gas fire on the wall and no fire place/mantle peice.

    Will this be OK?
     
  2. the oracle

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    :lesson: Not a good idea my man! When mounting above a fireplace you have to be v.careful. Always consult a dealer/installer first, especially if you have no mantle piece to protect against the heat.
     
  3. Vinesh

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    I was thinking of putting a railway sleeper log style mantle peice on top of the fireplace. this will protect the screen and avoid the heat hitting the screen
     
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    Souns cool. Still worth checking though. Which panel is it you're after? Some are more prone to overheating than others.
     
  5. Vinesh

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    I will check it out with the dealer.

    I was looking at the LG from RS or Tosh (Panny clone) from RS

    Samsung is nice, but the LG has a better build quilty.
     
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    Run your fire at full blast for a couple of hours to see how hot it gets above your fireplace.

    You need to check that the air above the fireplace isn't getting too hot, also that the wall with the flue or chimney isn't getting too hot.

    I want to mount my plasma (LG 42PZ17 from RS, when it comes) above the fireplace so I did the above test. I found that my fire mostly radiates heat outwards from the fire rather than convects heat upwards, and a couple of feet above the fireplace (after running the fire on full tilt for 2 hours) it was slightly warm but certainly not plasma-melting temperature.

    I will be putting a toughened glass mantelpiece in between the fire and the plasma for additional protection, plus I never expect to run my fire on full blast with the plasma in situ, so I reckon I'm OK.

    Mike
     
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    We keep the fire on half of the full heat setting. I like it warm :)

    the does radiate straight towards you, as it has grills on front of the gasfire.

    The wall gets slightly warm on a full day use of the gasfire.

    Thick glass, good idea. Where can u get this from and how would u attach it to the wall?
     
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    It doesn't have to be glass, I would guess any mantelpiece/shelf would do the job. The only reason I'm using glass is because of the style of my front room.

    Mike
     
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    I tried my PDP above fireplace but moved it to a conventional position because constantly looking upwards from my sofa didn't work out for me.
    I prefer to look down at my screen and find it more relaxing, everyone is different I guess.
     

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