Mirror cutting for a new light fixture


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Old 12-10-07, 03:01 PM
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Mirror cutting for a new light fixture

Ok, picture this. I have a large mirror in my bathroom and at the top of it, the ceiling begins and is angled in. Also the existing lighting fixture is a mirrored, contemporary long fixture with the bulb lights and is actually installed about 3 inches below the top of the mirror, sort of inset inside the mirror. What I want to do is remove that fixture, cut the mirror so I can replace the fixture with a less contemporary one and frame the mirror with a Mirror Mate. My problem is how do I cut the mirror while it is still on the wall?
 
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Old 12-10-07, 03:17 PM
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Impossible to do by you or a professional. Have you removed the fixture? Is it laying on the surface of the mirror or is the mirror cut out and the fixture mounted to the wall?
 
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No, I haven't removed the old fixture. The mirror is cut out and the fixture is mounted on the wall in that space.
I was hoping I could remove the old fixture, cut the mirror at the bottom of the cut out area so actually I'd only be cutting a smaller mirror surface since I would only be extending the cut out area (am I explaining this right?) and then mount a new fixture in that space between the new top of the mirror and the slope of the ceiling, add a Mirror Mate around the whole mirror and then paint any areas that are left on that part of the wall.
 
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I've got the picture but the mirror still can't be cut. I guess the fixture you want to use will not cover the space of the old fixture. You'll have to replace the mirror.....sorry.
 
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well because I also want to install a Mirror Mate around the mirror. Thanks for trying to help me. I don't know what I'm going to do now -- maybe remove the whole LARGE mirror and figure out from there. And here I thought it would be such an easy thing to do and finish up the redecorating of my bathroom -- that's all that's left is the new light fixture and Mirror Mate around the mirror!!!!
 
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Old 12-14-07, 06:11 AM
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Was the mirror cut around the elec. box. the two screws on the box hold the fixture in place. try removing the old fixture and see how its mounted.
 
 

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