Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-05-2009, 08:07 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 32
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Removing a large mirror


Thanks for the safety reminder. I'd rather waste a few bucks on extra tape than have my arm sliced open. I'll give it some more thought on how I want to go about this...

Jeff DIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2009, 08:27 PM   #17
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Downingtown, PA
Posts: 24
Rewards Points: 10
Send a message via AIM to jadams68
Default

Removing a large mirror


I just did this tonight. A buddy and I taped the mirror up with duct tape and got lucky that it had no adhesive on the back. Came off in 60 seconds. We carried into the yard, placed it on a sheet, covered it and smashed it to pieces. It was 4' x 6' I believe. We rolled it up, duct taped the sheet and tossed it in the trash. Simple job.
jadams68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 12:29 PM   #18
General Contractor
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Stafford, VA
Posts: 534
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Removing a large mirror


If the mirror is glued apply protective carpet tape (available in 24" wide rolls at home depot) over the surface. Strike the surface of the mirror with a hammer in several spots (use common sense on hammer size and power of swing). Then using a pry bar, pry off the mirror in pieces. The tape will hold the pieces together and prevent injury (within reason). You should wear long sleeves and pants as well as eye and hand protection. Once the mirror is removed point up the damaged drywall with light weight joint compound, sand, prime, and paint.
ARI001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2009, 10:53 AM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 32
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Removing a large mirror


Well I removed the mirror. I removed the mirror strips and it was one big mirror behind.

There was a channel bar at the bottom of the mirror and two clips at the top. The mirror was not stuck to the wall beyond that though.

I taped up the mirror, removed the top clips and then used a hammer to help get the bottom channel bar off the wall (it was nailed in). Then I leaned the mirror onto a 4x8 sheet of plywood and brought the entire board down to the floor. The mirror was then flipped so it was glass side up and I used a glass cutter to cut it in half. No issues or problems at any point. I did use leather gloves and safety glasses the whole time though to be safe.

Here are pics from the removal...










Last edited by Jeff DIY; 07-15-2009 at 04:20 PM.
Jeff DIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2009, 04:15 PM   #20
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 32
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Removing a large mirror


ps... oh yeah. It was definitely a two person job. The mirror had to weight close to 150lbs!

Jeff DIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hanging a Heavy Mirror frapha1 General DIY Discussions 6 01-03-2010 12:21 PM
going to make mirror frame/edges out of crown molding or baseboard - dumb idea? joeyboy Carpentry 6 11-12-2007 08:39 AM
Running into difficulties installing bathroom mirror (pics of the nightmare incl.!) joeyboy General DIY Discussions 18 08-10-2007 11:04 AM
How to remove these 'pads'? Solvents? Mechanically? (Pads on mirror!) joeyboy General DIY Discussions 11 08-04-2007 07:01 PM
crack in glass mirror rookie50 Building & Construction 3 12-04-2006 08:55 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.