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    Standard Drywall around fireplace, or cement board?

    Hello all,

    Fist time posting here and I have a couple of questions. I'm in the process of gutting and updating my house. In the master bedroom was a 16'x8' rock wall around the fireplace, which has since been removed. The entire wall, including surrounding the fireplace, appeared to be standard sheetrock. My question is, do I need to hang a cement board around the fireplace, or will standard sheetrock be okay?

    Second question, I'm hoping to add an electrical outlet, as well as my hdmi, audio and ethernet cable above the fireplace like pictured. Will heat be an issue and should it be relocated elsewhere? I've attached a few pictures of the tentative wiring setup to get some opinions in regards to the heat issue. Thanks.
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