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I'm trying to hang my flatscreen tv above fireplace and need help

This area is brick. Are there special needs to attach it to brick? The gas firebox has glass doors. Is there a certain special (standard) heighth to view a flatscreen? Will the heat from the fireplace effect the tv? Are there any other special requirements for this installation?

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Wendy,
When attaching your wall mount to the brick you should use a metal lag shield designed for masonry. These can be found at the local hardware store but i would carry the mounting bracket with you so that you can ensure that you get the appropriate size of fastener that will pass through the bracket. As far as the heat goes, it really depends on the amount of heat the system will be subject to. Some fireplaces are more for decoration and produce very little heat above the mantle area. Others that have blowers on them or are left with the doors open genrate considerable heat.
I would not advise the mounting of the tv above the fireplace in my professional opinion. The cooler you can keep electronics - to a point- will greatly increase the service life of the appliance.I hope this is of assistance to you and thanks for using Fix Ya. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
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