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New granite backsplash too tall to fit under wall-mounted mirror...advice please

New granite backsplash too tall to fit under wall-mounted mirror...advice please


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Old 03-25-14, 10:45 AM
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New granite backsplash too tall to fit under wall-mounted mirror...advice please

I am replacing a formica vanity top/backsplash with a new granite vanity top & backsplash (store-bought, not custom). The new backsplash is 1/4 inch higher than the formica backsplash, and it won't fit under the wall-mounted mirror. I want to keep the mirror, but can't remove it from the wall without breaking it. Should I cut the mirror, or bring the granite backsplash somewhere to be trimmed? This is a DIY project, and I don't have a tile/granite saw. Thanks for any advice!
 
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How would you cut the mirror without breaking it. I would have the back splash trimmed.
 
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How big is the mirror? It might be cheaper to take it down even if it breaks it and replace it with another mirror or something totally different?
 
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Old 03-25-14, 05:17 PM
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Go to the plumbing dept at the box stores and look for a "wire cutter". I is a length of stranded wire with covered/insulated loops at each end. In plumbing it is used to cut PVC pipe in tight places with a back and forth sawing motion. Slip the wire behind the mirror and gently scissor the mastic off the back side of the mirror to remove. Then re-install the mirror at the revised height.
 
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The mirror is 37" wide, 42" tall and 1/4" thick. To the right of it is a wall, and below it is the formica backsplash (the old fashioned, one-piece counter with attached cove backsplash). The mirror is attached to the wall with adhesive of some sort. It is a nice mirror and I don't want to take it down or replace it. Trying to do a simple bathroom update with new paint, vanity top & fixtures only.
 
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Does anyone know what kind of business I could take the granite backsplash to, which would trim the backsplash 1/4 inch ? And, approx. how much should it cost (it is 3/4" thick, 4" high X 37"wide--need it to be 3 3/4"H X 37"W). I am new to the area where I live and do not know any handymen.
 
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I know very little about working with granite but I'd think any place that sells it would either be able to cut it or send you do someone that can.
 
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A tile place should have a wet saw. I wouldn't pay more than $50.00
 
 

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