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Old 06-25-2015, 04:27 PM   #1
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Need help removing mirror in bathroom


I'm trying to remove a mirror in downstairs bathroom that has four corner tabs. The stupid home builder probably has the mirror glue or caulk down to the wall. It's stuck so what can I do aside from smashing it to pieces to take it off?
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what do mean by 4 corner tabs?
My guess is its just stuck from years of sitting. I would remove one, maybe both top corner tabs, and with gloves, long sleeve shirt and safety glasses take a pry bar and try to gently work behind it. it will either come loose or crack.

You could throw a bunch of duct tape on the mirror to help control the break if thats what happens.

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With safety precautions in mind, try a length pf dental floss to cut the glue bond.
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I'm assuming they used a lot of adhesive because I've tried everything and the mirror hardly moves. Dental floss will break I'm sure.

Pry bar is too thick to insert between glass and the wall. The duct tape is a great idea.
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I'm sure if you haven't tried sawing with dental floss you won't know so get the duck tape and pry bar.
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The glue will tear off the paper face of the drywall---try this--wear long sleeves and gloves--

Get a hand full of wood shims---slip one behind the mirror and lightly tap it in place --add more shims--tap them tight---do this slowly and the paper will give up---the mirror guys usually use two suction cup grips and just pull--

We remove a lot of mirrors---only had one or two break---be careful---
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I think the person that puts up the mirror used a boatload of glue, probably spreads the adhesive the entire back of the mirror.
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Try prying it off--if it breaks--then plan on replacing the drywall after you smack the mirror and remove it in peices--
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I like the shim idea. No matter what wear eye protection.
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My assistant had one big one break and slash the sleeve of his sweat shirt---

He now has a greater rspect for the potential danger.--Be careful.
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long sleeve and goggle it is. Thanks! Here's to a big smashing
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