Installation question(s)


Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
The experience is fly ash, it occurs when cleaning and sometimes loading no matter how careful you are, and its a basic principle of electronics that they like staying as cold as possible.


Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
So you can't have a TV and a stove in the same room because of ash?
Where are you extrapolating that from? Its just not smart having a expensive tv mounted right over the stove directly in the path of higher heat and dust build up. Not saying you cant do it, just beaware that you maybe shortening the life span of the tv and any other electronics that are in the same area.
Many people have tvs in the same room, its just you don't want 130 deg heat roasting the thing all winter long.


New Member
Oct 15, 2018
Point taken. But with an appropriate mantel depth it should keep the rising heat from directly hitting the TV. I think the wall it sits on can be appropriately insulated and mounted as to not have its back getting to warm. But I might be wrong and have to buy new TV's every couple years.
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Feeling the Heat
Oct 4, 2007
Sacramento, CA


Minister of Fire
Dec 12, 2015
Long Island, NY
I don't have a TV, but I imagine a little piece of flashing mounted horizontally below it would lower the temperature above.

You see similar heat shields on insert surrounds to protect the mantels/mouldings above the stove.

A little false shelf made of painted hardieboard or micore (a scrap from hearth construction, perhaps) would lower the temperature above by a lot.

Speaking of hearth construction, stay away from the ornamental / compliance-only hearths in those sample pictures. They do not give you much floor protection when stuff comes back out of the stove.

My rule is, "Plan for a burning log to roll out of the stove every time you open the door". If you're ready for that, you're ready!

Flying burning logs are not common, but flying red hot coals are.


Minister of Fire
Dec 21, 2014
I just never understood the appeal of a TV above the stove. The sightline is too high for my comfort - unless you had theater seating of course.
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