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rookie50 12-02-2006 06:03 PM

crack in glass mirror
 
Above my gas fireplace I have a large wall mirror and a crack has started from the corner of a switch hole that was previously cut int the mirror. The crack can't be felt on the surface but you can see it in the mirror about 8 inches long. Is ther anything I can do to prevent the crak from expanding?

oberon 12-02-2006 06:28 PM

crack in mirror
 
About the only way to stop the crack form expanding would be to drill a hole thru the mirror at the end of the crack.

This is obviously not an ideal solution - but there really is no other way to stop it from spreading.

rookie50 12-02-2006 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by oberon (Post 25633)
About the only way to stop the crack form expanding would be to drill a hole thru the mirror at the end of the crack.

This is obviously not an ideal solution - but there really is no other way to stop it from spreading.

Its a fine line like 1/32". How do I drill such a small hole?Do they make miniture carbide or diamond drill bits?

oberon 12-04-2006 07:55 PM

drill
 
Check with your local glass shop and they may have an extra one that they might sell for a few dollars.

When drilling glass, don't let it get hot...take your time and try not to hurry.


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