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mirror stuck to wall

Discussion in 'Tiling Forum' started by fido69r, Jun 16, 2017.

Discuss mirror stuck to wall in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

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  1. fido69r

    fido69r Active Member

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    Berkshire
    tiling a wall and there's a mirror stuck on the wall somehow. It isn't screwed on , seems to be fixed with some sort of adhesive...anyone come across this, and how can I get it off?
     
  2. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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  3. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    HAHA! Brilliant :)

    If its not screwed and sits flat against the wall, chances are it will either be fixed with epoxy, low modular silicone or some other kind of adhesive suitable for mirrors. Unless there is some kind of hook and bracket system that you can't see.

    Never had to take one down, but guessing you may need a miracle to get it done in one piece if its stuck that well.
     
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  4. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Use a wire saw if it is proud of the wall by a few mm's

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  5. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    You sure that's not out your Dungeon, I mean basement Geoffrey? :eek:
     
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  6. jobdone

    jobdone Active Member

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    Chobham
    As free fall suggested. Break it don't fret about the 7 years bad luck ha ha.
    You will spend for ever trying not to damage it and it will happen any way.

    Good luck
     
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  7. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Forum Entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    May all so need one of these..
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  8. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Forum Entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Or better still one of these..
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  9. jobdone

    jobdone Active Member

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    All joking aside stick some roll and stroll over it first it stop the splinters pinging off
     
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  10. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Lancashire
    As above. Roll n stroll all over it, and wear safety glasses and cut-resistant gloves.
    Don't bend the mirror off the wall or you risk a nice big very sharp piece coming right at you!
    If it's well covered, just smash it and carefully pick the pieces up.
     
  11. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Get a woman to do it?!
     
  12. Andy Allen

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    Just the hovering.......thats if she's finished washing up....:rolleyes:
     
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  13. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Your woman hovers? Like some kind of demented hovercraft?
     
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  14. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    I'd make the householder take it down - 7 years or not - I wouldn't risk it!
     
  15. Andy Allen

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    Yes...:)
     
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  16. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Are you implying a woman's not capable Mark? :D
    That's probably more sexist than Andy's
    comment! :p:p
     
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  17. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Marc! I am married with 2 daughters and I know from humbling experience that women are more capable than men in many many ways.

    I was simply wondering if he meant get a vaccuum cleaner to do it, or a woman!
     
  18. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Haha :p :thumbsup: Just a joke mate, that's all. :)

    I know you're well trained! :D
     
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  19. Bond

    Bond Top Contributor

    Location:
    Highland
    Have come across this in the past, where mirror has been silicones or similar onto tiles, have used hardpoint saw to cut through silicone/ adhesive to separate. Good luck.!
     
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  20. Pro Tiler Tools

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    Northampton
    We actually still fit mirrors in new builds and the glue they will have used will be mirror mastic trust me that will never let go! the only real way to get it off the wall will be as said above. Roll and stroll the glass then get some long sleeves on hammer and chisel and just slowly break it away. Unfortunately to date we haven't come across an easier method, we have tried wire saws but they tended to take way to long.

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