Fireplace/Fireplace Mantel

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I am renovating my house currently and I am getting a new mantel, I was wondering if I can lower it over those holes in the brick? I am asking because I would like to mount a tv on my fireplace.
I appreciate the help!

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The clearance needed between the top of the fireplace opening and any combustablematerial is 18". Now thats based on NYS firecodes and i dont know where you are or whats applicable in your area but that measurement is a good number to go with. Good luck with your renovations

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