Mount TV above stove?

RRFire

New Member
Jan 22, 2019
2
New York
Howdy all,

Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I’m building my house and searching for a stove that would allow me to hang a tv above on the wall. 9’ ceiling. 1800 sf 2 story house. Is this even possible? Open to all suggestions.

Thanks for your time.
 

RRFire

New Member
Jan 22, 2019
2
New York
No,I have not. Do you think this would be a good solution? Sorry, I’m pretty new to wood stoves. Thanks for the reply.
 

Rhodie

New Member
Oct 29, 2018
24
Pacific Northwest
I'm sure people here may have some other options. We use a mantle shield that creates an air gap just below our mantle but I think our insert puts the hot air out farther than I thought it would. Ripping out the mantle and redoing the wall above is on the list of things to do....
 

FPX Dude

Feeling the Heat
Oct 4, 2007
297
Sacramento, CA
I have a TV above, but I have an insert and the fan blows the heat out and away, so not really rising, and the temp underneath the mantle is room temp or even lower. As mentioned, if you can get a heat shield, a deflector or fan, or something that diverts the heat from rising into it, you should be ok.

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vwmike

Feeling the Heat
Oct 7, 2013
252
Chilliwack, BC, Can.
I have a TV above, but I have an insert and the fan blows the heat out and away, so not really rising, and the temp underneath the mantle is room temp or even lower. As mentioned, if you can get a heat shield, a deflector or fan, or something that diverts the heat from rising into it, you should be ok.

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Rearscreen

Minister of Fire
Dec 21, 2014
645
Vermont
I never understood the allure of putting a TV above a fireplace. Sight line, heat, wiring complications, competition on which one to watch. To each his or her own I guess.
 
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EbS-P

Member
Jan 19, 2019
94
SE North Carolina
Running my F400 hard the bottom of the TV never got above 115. As you can see from the pic my setup isn’t perfect but could be worse. I’d get the extended warranty and a heat shield and flush mount tv to the wall. That said my father-in-law has stove 90 degrees to the side of the tv on a 34” buffet and there is always a perfect seat no matter how hot the fire is or and more important who wants the warmest seat. I would be hesitant to have a tv right above my freestanding stove.

How would you vent the stove. Some stoves like top vent better than a rear exit. Have you chosen a stove? Think about power and cable routing. I would install a power outlet near stove for eases of future upgrades or changes.

If I were to build a house I would find best place for the stove and the find the best place for the tv. Hope that is helpful

Evan
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xman23

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2008
1,967
Lackawaxen PA
If it's a free standing stove won't the chimney get in the way. I have a 48 inch TV just to the right of my stove.
 

HomeinPA

Minister of Fire
Jan 4, 2018
510
Central PA
I'd put a heat shield or mantel that was deep enough to protect the tv (above the required clearance). I've had a couple people have their tv's shutting off, apparently overheating, while above their fireplaces or stoves.
 

Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,197
Long Island, NY
25+ years in electronics & appliance repair, here.

I wouldn't do it. The stove greats ash, Ash settles in the vents in the TV, settles on the electronis, pcb's, etc.