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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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Damage when drilling a mirror — normal or not?

I've just had a bespoke mirrored bathroom cabinet installed. The mirrors have had holes drilled for the knobs, and one of the holes has a white mark around it and generally doesn't look very clean. ...
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Safely hang a mirror that does not have hooks

I would like to safely secure a mirror to the drywall. The mirror itself is pretty light (probably under 5kg), the weight is not an issue. However, its back surface does not have any hooks or anything ...
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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?
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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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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 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 determine if a mirror is tempered glass or not?

I have a full wall vanity mirror (70" x 42") in my bathroom wall. I need to drill some holes through it in order to install a vanity light. I realized that if the mirror is made from tempered glass it ...
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How could our sliding mirror doors have cracked so easily?

I purchased and installed a set of sliding mirror doors 2 weeks ago. In the space of two weeks all four of the doors have developed cracks in them. A couple of them are at least a foot long. I have ...
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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 it,...
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How can I avoid dust and bubbles when installing window film?

I always get some kind of flaw when applying window film. Obviously I've read the instructions, watched diy videos, and even asked for advice before. I have changed up my technique as a result but I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 is a good technique to remove a glued-in mirror without access to its edges?

http://imgur.com/MKkZfSZ I'm trying to get this mirror out without making a total mess of the surrounding drywall. Any best practices?
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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 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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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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wall anchor didn't go all the way in - hit a white plastic?

Pretty new with everything about drilling stuff into the wall, so forgive me. I tried to use a recommended wall anchor (click the link for more info), and unfortunately, about halfway through, the ...
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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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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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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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How can I hang an IKEA Stockholm mirror on a brick wall?

I found tips for hanging the Stockholm mirror from IKEA using the technique here by Ray Li: https://hackerbits.com/life/how-to-hang-an-ikea-mirror-stockholm/ However, I have a brick wall in the ...
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How to mount an odd mirror from Crate and Barrel

I have a mirror that we got from Crate and Barrel, but the backside of the mirror is not flush so it sticks out from the wall (and looks weird). Here is a picture of the backside. You can see the ...
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How can I bring more light into this shower?

Consider this shower alcove: The curtain is partially-transparent. It can't be made much more transparent for privacy reasons; so, it blocks a lot of the light. Also, hanging a towel on that rail ...
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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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Cutting a hole in a mounted mirror

I have a large mirror that's glued to the wall so I can't remove it. It already has a 1 gang outlet in it but I'd like to expand it to a 2 gang box. How would I expand the hole on a vertical mirror ...
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Contraption for hanging a mirror

A mirror has four pieces of hardware of the one appearing in the image, one at each corner. Attempting to insert simultaneously four flat-head wood screws in these slots would likely be frustrating. ...
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How to dispose of a large full length mirror?

I have this mirror that I am replacing. This mirror was extremely heavy and fell off the wall one time and the frame is broken. The mirror/glass part is all in good shape. The edges are just sharp and ...
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What the heck are these L-shaped screws and how do I use them to hang my vanity mirror

I ordered a 50-pound mirror from Greece that is supposed to be wall-mounted. It came with no instructions and these things. There are holes on the top left and top right corners of the mirror that ...
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Hang a mirror with keyhole slot

What is the best way to hang a 30" round, 35lb mirror with a keyhole slot? Diameter of keyhole is 3/8 inch. Wall is drywall. I have located a stud, which is in the right place, but in case I don't, I'...
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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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Mounting a small mirror on frosted glass?

I have a small IKEA mirror with a battery powered lamp I'd like to mount above my washbasin. My washbasin is in front of a textured glass window facing the street. I tried the suction cup and sticky ...
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Illuminated Mirror Wiring

I've purchased an illuminated mirror (with a built in light strip around the outside) for my bathroom remodel. I'm trying to figure out the best way to wire it. I have the wiring prepped for a new ...
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Back lighted mirror

I would like to know how I could get a mirror like this: Does it need to be custom made If it need to be custom made, by who? Glass store or light store? thanks a lot.
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Backlight moving mirror in bathroom

Bathroom will have a medicine cabinet behind the mirror. Going to use wall mount sliding door hardware to make the mirror move. Will look similar to this: I would like to use some 12v LED lights on ...
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Can I hang a mirror by anchoring into furring strips?

So I'm remodeling my half bath and I want to install this mirror. Unfortunately, Moen's site doesn't tell me how heavy the mirror is so I weighed it using my weight scale (I know, not very scientific!...
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Mount Nissedal mirror away from the wall

I have an shallow space which I would like to use for some additional storage, with a mirror as a door. The space is only 15cm deep, so I've not been able to find something that I could buy to fill ...
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Hanging heavy object in bedroom

I need to hang a mirror in my bedroom. I purchased some anchors assuming the drywall would be 3/8ths of an inch thick. However, when I drill my pilot holes, I realize the drywall in my bedroom is ...
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How to hang a heavy mirror with rotating support hinges?

I'd like to hang a mirror on the wall. It's 4ft high and weighs about 50lb. There are two hinges on either side of a metal frame. The width of the mirror is exactly 32". I found that studs in the ...
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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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What kind of wall do I have, and do I need anchors?

I have a 36"x60" 30 lbs frameless mirror that I want to hang up on my wall, but I can't seem to find the studs! I've tried using a magnetic stud finder with no luck. I've drilled multiple holes in my ...
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Hanging a heavy edgeless mirror so that it tilts down

I have a mirror similar to this: I'd like to hang it like this: ...where the angle can be easily adjusted whenever I'd like. I'd like to figure out how to simply, cheaply, and securely (living in ...
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Protecting bathroom mirror from corroding around the edges

In my bathroom I have a beautiful illuminated LED mirror. It's now 10 years since I originally installed it - and over time, the edges have become de-silvered as the backing coat has corroded and ...
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How to safely put mirror tiles on the ceiling?

I'm looking to put some mirror square tiles of 30x30cm and the weight of 700gr on the ceiling. How can I safely do that? I want to avoid mirrors falling due to plaster removing.
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Is there a way to convert regular sliding closet doors to mirror ones?

I have a regular sliding closet door, which I would like to replace with a mirror one. But I'm wondering whether there's a way to buy 'add-on' mirrors for the existing doors and just mount them. (And ...
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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 ...