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Old 01-29-2008, 09:03 PM
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Default how do I get this mirror off?

This sucker must be glued on.. I've hammered some door shims in behind it, and can hear some "stress" but nothing's popping loose. I don't want to bend it too much more, or it's going to make a heck of a mess that I'll probably never completely clean up.. let alone the bad luck thing.

dimensions are 5' wide and 3' high, anyone want it? Come get it I need it out of my life..
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Warm it up and soften the glue!
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:13 PM
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Interesting... like a propane torch?

I guess if the glass cracks, well then I won't have to worry about cracking the glass anymore.
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piano wire or other strong thin wire....slide it behind the mirror like a cheese cutter and slice the glue away from the mirror and the wall. a little trick I learned from remodeling a few bathrooms.

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Old 01-29-2008, 09:24 PM
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Oh man the gears are really turning now.. great stuff, thanks!
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piano wire or other strong thin wire....slide it behind the mirror like a cheese cutter and slice the glue away from the mirror and the wall. a little trick I learned from remodeling a few bathrooms.

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Cool! Great tip! I have fought with these bastids several times and heat brings your average of non broken mirrors vrs shattered mirrors up by quite a bit. Your solution is brilliant!

Tim....you can use a propane torch if ya want......advantage of getting it that hot that fast would be the wounds would already be cauterized so maybe you wont bleed too much! Heating it up with a hair dryer or heat gun gets it hot enough so when you succeed at pulling it from the wall un-broken you quickly realize the smoke coming from your hands but at least it's closer to the floor after you drop it!
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get 2 small dowels to wrap the wire around to use as handles, or drill a hole through for the wire, then wrap around them. should come right off, and will be fun.
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get 2 small dowels to wrap the wire around to use as handles, or drill a hole through for the wire, then wrap around them. should come right off, and will be fun.

Then put it by your bedside so you can use it on any intruders
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You might try also covering it with duct or packing tape to keep the pieces contained while removing it.
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