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Getting a wall mirror off the wall

Posted by Bruce M on January 12th, 1998 02:48 PM
In reply to Removing a large bathroom mirror by Jim Volf on January 10th, 1998 06:22 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Jim

HC Kimball offers a unique approach and one I haven't tried.

In the two or so mirror I have removed......

The first one I worked an old handsaw behind the mirror, sawing away the spot adhesive (actually, it wound up being the paper on the drywall)....but I could only get 24" into the mirror. Subsequent prying led to the mirror breaking into a million little pieces!

The second mirror I was only indirectly involved with (my brother actually did the work). He got about 6 or so plumber's helpers (those red rubber toilet plungers) and using just water to seal the rubber to the mirror, placed them equidistant around the mirror then had 6 guys pull out at once. Slowly, the mirror came off.....but they sure looked funny doing it! (I was in another room watching and laughing :-) But seriously, if you try this, cover all body parts (including gloves) and use eye protection.

Hope this helps

Bruce M

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