The wall-mounted electric fireplace can simply be hung on almost any wall such as a flat-screen TV or a picture. Most wall-mounted electric fireplaces come with the necessary brackets and accessories for installation.
Can you install a wall-mounted electric fireplace yourself?
Since it does not necessitate structural changes, the wall-mounted electric fireplace is a DIY project. You may need help if you are installing a larger unit because these fireplaces can be quite heavy.
As a general rule of thumb, keep combustible materials, such as furniture, pillows, bedding, papers, clothing, and curtains at least 3 feet (0.9 m) from the front of the fireplace, 1.5 feet from the sides, and never near the fireplace. rear or unit.
Before starting the installation, confirm the fireside is functioning properly: plug it in, play with the warmth, and therefore the lights, if everything works, continue with the installation.
1. Find a safe place near an outlet.
Find a location that is close to an electrical outlet. Never use an extension cord. The main cable must remain at the back of the appliance and must not be in contact with any hot item.
Heat may come from the top of the unit, the front of the unit, or the bottom of the unit in wall-mounted electric fireplaces.
Depending on the type of fireplace you are working with, you must take into account the appropriate distances to the flammable objects that surround it; consult the product manual for your particular fireplace.
Top heat fireplaces should not be placed directly under an electrical outlet because the heat coming from the top can overheat the power cord and cause a fire. If you are looking for a fireplace to hang under your TV, the bottom and front heating units are your best options.
Bottom heating chimneys should be kept at least 1.5 feet from the floor, while the top and front heating units do not have this restriction and can be placed as low as desired.
2. Attach the brackets to the wall.
Wall mount brackets and all hardware are included with your fireplace. Be sure to find posts or use plastic anchors, as most fireplaces are quite heavy - 50-200 pounds.
3. Attach the brackets to the bottom of the chimney.
Some fireplaces have bottom brackets for additional support. If this is the case, attach the brackets to the bottom of the unit.
4. Hang the chimney on the bracket.
There may be grooves in the back of the fireplace. Therefore, insert the keyhole slots within the back of the fireside over the hooks on the mounting bracket.
Or align the hooks on the back of the fireplace with the slots on the wall bracket and place the hooks in the slots.
5. Secure the fireplace's bottom to the wall.
Now is the time to secure some additional support at the bottom of the fireplace to the wall.
6. Connect the power cord and enjoy.
NOTE: The power cord usually has three pins. If a 3-slot plug-in is not available, an adapter must be used. The grounding of the adapter to the outlet box must be done correctly.
We've covered the general 6-step process of hanging a wall-mounted electric fireplace on a wall. It may be slightly different depending on the brand and your particular project.