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Old 2014-07-30, 12:09 PM
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I just saw this the other day. Not really related but something to consider.

4 Reasons Not to Slap that Flat-Screen TV Over Your Fireplace:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-th...place/#!bq1efR
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Old 2014-07-30, 09:25 PM
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That article assumes a wood burning fireplace with smoke.
No such animal in a new home these days.
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Old 2014-07-31, 12:06 PM
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That article assumes a wood burning fireplace with smoke.
No such animal in a new home these days.
Perhaps, but all other points are valid IMO - especially about it being too high.
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Old 2014-07-31, 03:21 PM
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I agree.. but when I read the part about the smoke I had to check to see when it was written..
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Old 2014-08-25, 10:45 PM
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What are the approximate costs for adding an electrical outlet above the fireplace and adding a conduit to run the hdmi cable from the box to the right of the fireplace on a shelf to behind the tv...post drywall.

Are there any real options in a room where the fireplace is the focal point in the room and is open concept with the kitchen?
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My tv is mounted over my fireplace but all wires are hanging around.I hve no idea how to hide those wires.
I hve asked this question before in this forum but couldnt explained it well wht I meant.
I hve conduit pipes but dont know how fish wires from them.
Sorry about my ignorance...and thanks in advance
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Old 2014-10-28, 12:25 AM
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how expensive is this to do? If there was no plug above the fireplace and no conduit pre run to the basement? what kinda costs am i looking at minus the wall mounting of the tv
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how expensive is this to do? If there was no plug above the fireplace and no conduit pre run to the basement? what kinda costs am i looking at minus the wall mounting of the tv
My best guess would be approx $600 split between the electrician and drywall/paint person.
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My tv is mounted over my fireplace but all wires are hanging around.I hve no idea how to hide those wires.
I hve asked this question before in this forum but couldnt explained it well wht I meant.
I hve conduit pipes but dont know how fish wires from them.
Sorry about my ignorance...and thanks in advance
Buy or rent a fish tape. Push it through the conduit with a small diameter nylon rope attached to it. Tape the wires(s) to the fish tape and pull it back out. Leave the rope in there for future. Repeat for second conduit.

If you ever use the rope, pull another one through at same time as you pull the new cable.
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