Removing a 36 by 36 inches bathroom mirror from the wall -

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Old 10-23-12, 02:13 PM
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Removing a 36 by 36 inches bathroom mirror from the wall -

Just wondering if anyone has ever removed a large mirror from a bathroom wall? The mirror is about 36 by 36 and I believe was attached to the wall with some form of adhesive. The mirror looks like it could be 2 eighth's inches thick.
 
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Do you expect to remove it without any damage? Is it on a tile wall? Either way, I would tape some heavy paper over it or some plastic, just in case it breaks. You don't want any glass to fly across the room.
 
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I would cover the face of the mirror with tape to contain the pieces then slide a sturdy putty knife or pry bar behind it to break it free from the mastic/adhesive. Expect that you will break the glass so wear gloves and safety glasses. If you get it down without breaking it... go buy a lottery ticket because you are in luck.
 
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I think I read a suggestion on this forum some time back to use some sort of string to saw through the adhesive. I do not know what kind of string. Maybe fishing line? Perhaps others will fill in the blanks.
 
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I've used a wire saw in the past but not on a mirror that large. The plumbing dept. at the box stores have wire saws to cut through PVC pipe. Maybe you can look at it and see of you can find a spool of similar wire to make one large enough to try on your mirror.
 
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I've used multi-stranded picture hanging wire. It' cheap, available in long lengths and the strands twisted form a bit of a saw tooth. It can work but it was a whole lot of work and I had to have a couple people to hold the mirror while another pair worked the wire. In the end it's much faster & easier to break the mirror.
 
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