Want to mount TV over fireplace but stud finder showing large metal area
July 6, 2014 10:34 AM Subscribe
I have a home built in 1940 with (I believe) plaster walls. The chimney runs down enter of house. We'd like to mount TV above fireplace but my stud finder is essentially showing the entire space above the fireplace to be metal (finder sticks to wall over entire area).
posted by gfrobe to Home & Garden (8 answers total)
If I run the stud finder over wall on back of fireplace (which extends into dining area), the metal is not there so looks like it's front of fireplace only.
I believe I may be able to find studs by measuring 16 or 24 inches from doorways (or finding studs on opposite side, which I assume should line up with front?) but what is that metal and would I damage my fireplace if I was to pierce it? Perhaps it's some type of shield or liner?