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Plug socket chimney breast help

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by SamHolmes2021, 10 Sep 2021.

  1. SamHolmes2021

    SamHolmes2021

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    We're in the process of ripping out an old 60s gas fire.

    The idea is to plaster the brick and have it boxed out inside so there's an empty space for an electric stove. We'll then mount the TV above.

    There's currently sockets either side on the walls near the floor but I want all cables hidden. What would be the best way to have everything concealed? Would it be best to install a new socket behind the TV or possibly inside the chimney breast at the bottom?

    Thanks for any help
     

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    You could consider fitting a switch away from the chimney breast which controls a socket behind the tv - that way you can isolate the tv easily.

    Not sure if it's a good idea to have the idiot box presumably fairly high up, directly above a stove.
     
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    I’d personally go for a socket behind the television.
     
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    A TV above a heater is a very bad idea. Modern electronics does not like warm air convected into it.
    A TV at the height you are considering is too high. You will get a crick in the neck. Ideal viewing height is level with the eyes.

    So two reasons to rethink and explain to 'er indoors.

    Where ever you decide to install your TV you should put a double socket behind it. Also don't forget an aerial feed, satellite feed, HDMI feed, and at least 2 ethernet feeds.
     
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