How do you remove mirrors that are glued to a wall?

Old 06-30-02, 08:10 AM
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How do you remove mirrors that are glued to a wall?

How do you remove mirrors that are glued to a wall?
Old 07-03-02, 01:02 PM
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Very carefully! But you knew that, right?

You don't say if you want to save the mirrors. If you don't, then wear safety goggles, long sleeves and gloves, I would tape the surface to prevent flying glass and pry away.

If you are looking to save the mirror, you will still need the same safety gear. If it is glued to the wall, you need to break the seal between the mirror and wall. We removed a large bathroom mirror by sliding a yardstick and anything else we could think of behind the mirror. The wall behind it ended up gouged and torn but that was easily fixed. If you plan on re-using the mirror again, you will have to make sure that the new adhesive is thicker than the old globs left on the mirror.
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You may want to try using a heat gun or hair dryer to heat the adhesive as you pull the mirror off the wall. Wear the safety gear and be prepared, mirrors are usually heavier than they look!
Old 07-11-02, 03:26 PM
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Try taking some piano wire and wrap it around two dowels so that you have enough wire to slip behind the mirror and a dowel on each end long enough to use a sawing motion. Obviously, if the mirror is large you will need two people to do the "sawing" and possibly one or more people to catch the mirror as it comes free from the wall. Good luck.

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