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    Trying to see if pictures downloaded ....
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    And the question is?

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    I don't know what your question is, but, I love your fireplace, it is very pretty.

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    First off sorry for the pic being so big !
    Ok trying to post up next picture, hope it not too small ???

    Ok we removed the rock /drywall and now looking at frame work and an open cavity with fireplace metal flue . Inside the garage it is boxed out abit for the fireplace.
    The drywall came off in chunks with the rock/concrete.

    Can we simply re drywall to the edge of the fireplace , then put up a mantel ? or does there need to be other material put up ???

    We are going to have a flat panel tv mounted up above the fireplace .. And if we ever do have another fire in the fireplace it will only be a duraflame log...

    I thought I could move the 5 short studs back enough to nail in about 1/3 sheet of 3/4 in plywood , add insulation where I could , then have the drywall installed.
    So when its all down I'll have a solid area to bolt the tv mount to , instead of like most tv mounts you get one stud and have to molly-screw the other side ...

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    The only insulation that was there were between the the studs I'm talking about wanting to move back enough to nail in the plywood.
    There was no insulation in back/sides of the flue . Can I put up some insulation around the inside walls where the metal baffle/reducer tapers down/up to the flue going up. I know I wouldn't put any insulation lower than that...

    Thanks for any input
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    My experience has been that they do NOT recommend mounting a TV over a fireplace, unless it will NEVER be used for a fire of any kind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    My experience has been that they do NOT recommend mounting a TV over a fireplace, unless it will NEVER be used for a fire of any kind.
    I agree, but if you can find an attractive fireplace hood/canopy, it can deflect the heat enough to "spill over" up far enough away from the TV (maybe). Personally, I would not do it, as flat panel large screen TVs are still rather expensive even with the prices having dropped. Nice look though.
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    First off, you have a load of questions and before you race off building your next project you need to hit the brakes and do some homework.

    It appears to me that the stand offs to your fireplace have been removed or they are just so tiny I can not see them. Can you upload more pictures of the fireplace and the exact make and model. I'm looking for V Shaped pieces on the top, back and side of your fireplace. This make and model information will be on the lighter tag under the fireplace near the pilot lighter. Is that unit burning gas even? Might be an A vent or wood burning. ???

    Once we have that we can then answer the drywall question. The insulation question and the rest.

    I have been building fireplace features longer than I have showers and there is a lot of safe guards you can preform to achieve some safety points in regards to mounting a TV above the fireplace.

    Drywall many times is not permitted above your fireplace, most units require 8"-24" of a non combustable material above and many require non combustable material 2"-6" on the sides but not all.

    Each fireplace will have a specification for mantle project. This is key to observe and the safety of your home and TV will improve or reduce depending on how well you follow this information.

    Do you have an end look in mind?

    If you visit www.houzz.com you can browse through tons of examples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnfrwhipple View Post
    First off, you have a load of questions and before you race off building your next project you need to hit the brakes and do some homework.

    It appears to me that the stand offs to your fireplace have been removed or they are just so tiny I can not see them. Can you upload more pictures of the fireplace and the exact make and model. I'm looking for V Shaped pieces on the top, back and side of your fireplace. This make and model information will be on the lighter tag under the fireplace near the pilot lighter. Is that unit burning gas even? Might be an A vent or wood burning. ???

    Once we have that we can then answer the drywall question. The insulation question and the rest.

    I have been building fireplace features longer than I have showers and there is a lot of safe guards you can preform to achieve some safety points in regards to mounting a TV above the fireplace.

    Drywall many times is not permitted above your fireplace, most units require 8"-24" of a non combustable material above and many require non combustable material 2"-6" on the sides but not all.

    Each fireplace will have a specification for mantle project. This is key to observe and the safety of your home and TV will improve or reduce depending on how well you follow this information.

    Do you have an end look in mind?

    If you visit www.houzz.com you can browse through tons of examples.

    JW
    IF that heatilator fireplace is a zero clearance unit, are those standoffs still required? Just asking. Last Heatilator unit I installed was in 1973 and I surrounded it in masonry. with just some fiberglass blanketing it came with. That heatilator weighed a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnfrwhipple View Post
    First off, you have a load of questions and before you race off building your next project you need to hit the brakes and do some homework.

    It appears to me that the stand offs to your fireplace have been removed or they are just so tiny I can not see them. Can you upload more pictures of the fireplace and the exact make and model. I'm looking for V Shaped pieces on the top, back and side of your fireplace. This make and model information will be on the lighter tag under the fireplace near the pilot lighter. Is that unit burning gas even? Might be an A vent or wood burning. ???

    Ok when we removed the rock the drywall came off with the rock what you see in the pictures is what was behind the rock ,the only thing I removed were 4 pieces of insulation between the header piece up top and the next horizontal 2x4 below it.
    Make is a Heatilator wood burning only #'s that I could find were 479 #F360625 MARK 123 30380A on a tag riveted to the inside lip.
    I went to their web site punched in the #'s and nothing came up.

    Once we have that we can then answer the drywall question. The insulation question and the rest.

    I have been building fireplace features longer than I have showers and there is a lot of safe guards you can preform to achieve some safety points in regards to mounting a TV above the fireplace.

    Drywall many times is not permitted above your fireplace, most units require 8"-24" of a non combustable material above and many require non combustable material 2"-6" on the sides but not all.

    I wasn't sure if I could have the drywall come up just to the outside of the metal frame of the fireplace ...?

    Each fireplace will have a specification for mantle project. This is key to observe and the safety of your home and TV will improve or reduce depending on how well you follow this information.

    I couldn't find anything on that from their website or ?

    Do you have an end look in mind?

    Basically , have it dry-walled with a mantel w/some type of tile ? around fireplace and have the TV mounted above..


    If you visit www.houzz.com you can browse through tons of examples.

    JW

    I'll try to post up more pictures...

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