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T.v's can i wall mount a lcd t.v . on a wall above a plasma fire safely?

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You have probably posted to the wrong section so you may want to post to another but (and I am not an expert nor do I know what plasma fire is) as long as you are not subjecting the TV to excessive heat (presumed since you watch it) you should be okay.

Most consumer devices are rated to operate at 0-70 degrees Centigrade (not Fahrenheit). That means the components will operate within that ambient range without malfunctioning. Heat and plastic are a different subject.....there one would use common sense. Plasma fire....hmmm...scientifically you have a rather unique fire so I will assume its the name of some sort of product (or I am not up to date on the latest fireplace fad). FYI...a real plasma fire would melt brick.

Hope this helps....if not suggest you post to a different section. Tango.

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