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Radient heat above gas fireplace too much for electronics?

I have a corner gas fireplace with a direct-vent to outside. I’m sure that above the fireplace, behind-the-wall, there is a nominal amount of radiant heat, but I am contemplating cutting into the wall to insert a built-in shelf for cable-box, receiver, and DVD, and then above that mount my flat-screen TV.

Has anyone done something similar? If so, did you take any precautions to insulate the shelf? How much clearance should there be between the bottom shelf and the fireplace?

Am i inviting disaster?

My brother does custom cabinetry and this is a very common place to put TV’s and all of the components now. As far as I know there has not been any problems so far with any of his customers, which are all returning custmoers and they would have said something. A gas fireplace does not put off enough heat above the fireplace if vented properly, i.e. the flue being open and a window being slightly open in the room for proper air flow. Personally I do not think that you will have any problems with doing this.

Cross Timber Radiant Heat Vented Gas Log set by Hargrove.