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Old 02-29-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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I need to have 2 large frameless wall mirrors installed on new construction bathrooms (level walls). One is 42" x 48", the other is 42" x 72". They were custom cut and the glass company wants $250 to install these. I was going to install myself but I started thinking about risk of breakage during transporting and installing. (ie; penny-wise, pound foolish)Opinions?????.... Also, do I need to use mastic or could I just use clips if I hit studs.

P.S. They would also install the sliding shower doors included in the $250


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DIY forum....diy. Actually I just took a mirror (4' x 5') out of a bathroom. I didn't know how it mounted until I got it off. The bottom sat in a J-channel that ran the width of the mirror. The channel was screwed into the wall and took all the weight. There were blobs of adhesive that kept the mirror from falling away from the wall. Based on what I saw, it seems pretty easy to DIY. If you need to transport it, you will probably need some rig to keep it vertical. I would also suggest full coverage (long sleeves and leather gloves) just in case something breaks. Better to only loose the glass rather than the glass and a lot of blood.... Good luck


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Old 02-29-2008, 01:35 PM   #3
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to me it depends on how much the mirrors cost in the first place. if the set of two cost $125 or less you basically have two chances to DIY before you start losing money.

clips should be fine as long as you have them in studs, use both if you are really concerned, can't hurt

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$250 to install two large mirrors and shower doors seems pretty reasonable to me
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I have decided to let the pros do this one...

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Good Idea. Are they insured?
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if you don't mind sharing, how much are they charging you for the actual mirrors?
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if you don't mind sharing, how much are they charging you for the actual mirrors?
The mirrors were not that much, I forget exactly, between $100-$200 each. The shower doors were expensive though, like $480 for brushed nickel finish which the wife insisted on. I am looking at about $1,000 for all including install.
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How did the pros install your mirrors?

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