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How can I repair a broken pivot hinge for a vanity mirror?

I have a bathroom vanity with three mirror panels, each on pivot hinges and magnetically held closed. One of the hinges at the top split due to the metal being stressed repeatedly. If you look at ...
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can I use 1/4“ J Channel to mount 3/16” thick mirror?

I have a pair of ~ 60"W x 42"H x 3/16" thick bathroom mirrors that I would like to mount using chrome-looking J Channels on top and bottom. The closest thing I could find so far is this polished ...
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How do I safely install a mirror on an Ikea Besta door

So, I have a Besta unit for shoe storage. It makes sense for us to put a mirror in that room, and the door seems a good spot. The door itself is about 25" x 50". Standard Ikea Tofta pressboard door ...
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How can I cut a large bathroom mirror?

Basically two small questions - Can I reasonably cut a large bathroom mirror and will doing so in that way look professional? For the particular mirror in question we added higher vanity and need to ...
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FAULTY MIRROR Is distorting fat to thin how do i correct this

I have just purchased a long mirror & on hanging it (horizontally) i find It distorts the image fat & thin . How do i correct this please. I think it is either concave or convex
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What considerations do I need when wiring a string of light bulbs in parallel?

I want to build a hollywood style mirror light for my wife (as pictured below). I'd like it to be powered by mains electricity (230v where we live in the UK), but I understand the bulbs will take ...
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Need to hang mirror, AC detected from stud finder

I'm a rookie with any sort of home renovation / improvement. My wife asked me to try and mount a mirror, its heavy, about 40 pounds. The mirror has two d-rings on the back and a big warning not to ...
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Trying to secure a 100lbs floor mirror so it doesn't tilt over. is it possible to do this without a stud?

This wall is not shared by another tenant directly next door but does have a unit above me. I cannot find a stud. i have used a magnet stud finder. I have nailed a 2.5" nail into the wall in 1 inch ...
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Can I use a magnet to make a hinged mirror stick to the wall?

After installing my Ikea mirror which can open like a door (in order to install small hooks on the wall behind it and hang keys and stuff), I realize it touches the wall only if I apply pressure on ...
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Hanging 73 lb frameless glass panels on drywall

I have to hang a bunch of glass panels on drywall. they have no frames. Each glass piece is 70"x33.5" and weighs 73lb. the thickness is about 1/4", 5/16". most need to get hung on drywall, a few of ...
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How can I finish the edge of a mirrored wall?

I am having a full wall in my foyer covered with mirror, and I am curious to know how to finish the end of a fully mirrored wall? The wall ends at a corner that leads into the sitting room. So from ...
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How do I build floating shelves in a nook with a mirror behind it?

I have a bar nook area that I want to do something similar to the image below, but on the back of the shelves I want to put a large mirror. I was planning on ordering a custom cut mirror for the wall ...
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What do I use to mount a heavy framed mirror to a stud wall?

I recently got my grubby hands on a beautiful, but extremely heavy, 4' x 7' framed wall mirror; it probably weighs around 100lbs, if not a little more. I know what (exterior) wall to mount it on, ...
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How can I fix a scratch on a mirror?

I designed a wardrobe for my new house with mirrors on the doors. The project was executed, and after that I see a scratch on one mirror. The mirrors have 5mm thickness. The scratch is like a line ...
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How do I install a vanity that's higher than the mirror?

I'm doing a bath remodel. The existing wall mirror is resting on a Formica back-splash. The existing cabinet is wheelchair height. The remodel cabinet will be higher than the bottom of the wall ...
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How can I dispose of large glass mirrors?

I recently remodeled my bathrooms and removed the old flat glass mirrors that were hung on the walls. I kept them thinking that I could cut and frame them, but I wound up just purchasing new ones. ...
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How do I hang a large wall to wall mirror?

I have a 5' by 6' mirror to install frameless in my bathroom. When I set it on the back splash do I need anything on the back splash or can I set direct without any metal or plastic things making a ...
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Is there a easy way to procure muriatic acid to “faux antique” a mirror?

I've read that the best way to "antique" a mirror is to use hydrochloric/muriatic acid to burn away some of the metallic backing. According to different sources it can be found easily at hardware ...
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Is there a technique to make a shower mirror fog-free?

We want to install a permanent mirror in a new shower, but hope to find a permanent way to prevent it from fogging up. I have seen gooseneck mirrors that hook up to the showerhead itself so as to run ...
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Flattening frameless wall mirror

So, I purchased a frameless mirror to mount on my bedroom wall and it was sitting on the floor for a few days before I had a chance to mount it. When I mounted it today, I found that it was slightly ...
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How to install a large mirror on drywall?

I need to reattach(*) a large, flat, frameless mirror (about 8'x6') to drywall, and a few long/thin beveled mirror pieces around it as a "frame". Two questions: What adhesive should I use? Epoxy ...
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What should I look for when buying a frameless mirror?

What should I look for when buying a frameless, full length mirror to mount on a bedroom wall? It will be mounted close to a light switch (not that I think that matters). I understand that mirrors ...
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How can I clean calcium deposits off my mirror?

I live in Denmark and water is containing high amounts of calcium so my bathroom mirror has all these white spots which are so hard to remove, any ideas for a dissolver or something?
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How do I remove a frameless glued mirror?

I have an ugly giant frameless mirror glued to a tiled wall in my bathroom I want to remove. It's probably been there > 20 years. How do I get rid of it? I'm thinking of just covering it in tape ...
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What's the right name of the things that mount a frameless mirror to the wall through the mirror?

I feel silly asking this question but I don't know the term for the little things that hold a frameless mirror to the wall through holes in the mirror. They're often little plastic stars or metal ...
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What can I use to hang a frameless mirror?

I'm looking to hang a mirror on the wall on my bathroom. It weighs about 20 or so lbs. There are no built in hooks on the back of the mirror? What should I use to hang this thing?