Removing a mirror

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Old 03-13-17, 05:26 AM
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Removing a mirror

Hi All, is there a relatively safe way to remove a mirror glued to a wall?
 
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Old 03-13-17, 05:30 AM
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A lot depends on how well it's glued. Using a piano wire [or similar] slid behind the mirror and a sawing motion often cuts the adhesive.
 
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Old 03-13-17, 06:55 AM
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Marksr's suggestion has worked for me. It's always a good idea to cover the mirror with self adhesive contact paper or many strips of masking or duct tape first so if it breaks, the pieces will be somewhat controlled. Always wear heavy gloves, long sleeves and eye protection (preferably a full face shield). Put down a heavy drop cloth as well to protect anything under the mirror.
 
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Old 03-13-17, 09:09 AM
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I've never had to break a mirror to get it off. Most will release just by pulling. The wire trick works to get behind it or a thin pry bar.
If it's very heavy you might want to rent two suction cups.
 
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