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Damage when drilling a mirror — normal or not?

Is my cabinet maker correct They are right that drilling clean holes in glass is more difficult than in wood or steel. In my opinion, they are not right to say that visible cracking around the hole ...
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Damage when drilling a mirror — normal or not?

I used to work for a company that built machines that drilled these holes (though we did it in much larger pieces, usually 3/4" to 2" thickness). It's not a hard process, it's slightly expensive, but ...
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Safely hang a mirror that does not have hooks

Mirror clips are made for exactly this purpose. Plain or fancy as fits your decor and/or budget.
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Safely hang a mirror that does not have hooks

If that mirror has a wooden frame you can attach picture hanging brackets. the frame looks to be about 10mm thick which is plenty.
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Safely hang a mirror that does not have hooks

If the mirror doesn't weigh much more than 15 pounds, you could use some Command picture hanging strips (such as these or these). They're easy to install and relatively inexpensive.
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Hanging over both screws into drywall vs one into stud and another into drywall

Given this situation, one screw into a stud and one into a good anchor. If the mirror is wider than 16 inches, consider putting a piece of wood across two studs and two screws into the wood.
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How can I determine if a mirror is tempered glass or not?

First really look for the watermarks. These are usually ultrafaint in a corner. They could even be upside down. Second look for any chips on the edges. If there are chips it isn't tempered. ...
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Damage when drilling a mirror — normal or not?

The level of cracking you're showing on the left is not normal. There is some roughness around the hole on the right which is generally normal. Actually, the hole on the right is, more or less, what ...
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How can I avoid dust and bubbles when installing window film?

From my days installing car film, I have two basic suggestions. Get off the floor. You can't work down there without dust being blown into your workpiece every time you move. Get up on a table in a ...
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Safely hang a mirror that does not have hooks

I mounted a similar mirror to a wall by drilling symmetrically-spaced holes through the frame (about one per six inches of frame perimeter) and screwing the mirror directly to the drywall using ...
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Safely hang a mirror that does not have hooks

Another option is a french cleat. You really, really, don't want mirrors to fall off the wall. They shatter and explode and if there is any biological unit in the area they are likely to get cut (not ...
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How to safely hang this bathroom mirror and medicine cabinet

An alternative: Most recessed medicine cabinet installations I've seen would attach through the sidewall of the cabinet into the framing. Your pictures don't show if there are mounting holes for that ...
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Contraption for hanging a mirror

This is a part of a security hanger set: Security Hanger Set Two of the straps you have pictured go on the top of the mirror, and the clips on the right side of the picture go on the wall and hook ...
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Safely hang a mirror that does not have hooks

Screws You might consider double headed nails or screws. I like screws, since nails can work out of the wall. The link below would be a good style, and the last pic shows exactly how it would work ...
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What screws to use to hang bathroom mirror cabinet?

Really, any wood-thread screw that penetrates your framing (studs) at least an inch will do fine. Depending on the back panel construction you may want to use countersunk flat-head screws or pan-head ...
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Hanging over both screws into drywall vs one into stud and another into drywall

As the other answer states - using a cleat is ideal, however will push the mirror off the wall slightly. This may not be acceptable. To answer the question at hand - if you can hit a stud, there's no ...
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Adjust wardrobe sliding glass door

The hex bolt (1) appears to be an eccentric adjuster. Loosen that and swing the inner portion of the wheel, which acts as a ball bearing race (2). It might be near the end of its travel range, so use ...
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How can I bring more light into this shower?

You can get light and privacy both See, when you speak of transparency, you're actually talking about 2 wildly separate things. Light can come through it --versus- An observable image can come ...
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Safely hang a mirror that does not have hooks

Mirror clips come in many thickness sizes. Choose one with adequate gap to mirror and use _|— to fasten with exposed screw, but allow mirror to be flush. Use a small < 1cm square double sided tape ...
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How to safely hang this bathroom mirror and medicine cabinet

Either find studs and reach them with longer screws, or use drywall anchors like these examples. Make sure you get one with proper depth.
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How do I hang a frameless mirror?

Mirror clips are the standard "frameless" method, other than the glue method that was evidently used previously on this one. There are a wide variety from chintzy to classy, depending what ...
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Drywall Bathroom Mounting: How to move mirror clip up

Move the clip sideways a bit, an inch if you can. This will be enough to not make a bigger hole, since imagine the height difference needed is quite small, less than the hole size needed. The other ...
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Sticking a wooden frame to a mirror

Clear silicone caulk or project adhesive (in marble-sized dabs at intervals--tape in place for 12 hours) Double-sided foam mounting tape Hot glue Trim nails (into framing, not just drywall)
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Hang a mirror with keyhole slot

A high-quality #12 or #14 pan-head screw (or the metric equivalent) of 2" length or more will carry that with no problem when mounted in a stud through 1/2" drywall. For hollow-wall scenarios, such ...
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How can I bring more light into this shower?

How about a glass shower door, a combination of clear and frosted glass? They can be ordered to size and are not expensive. If glass doors are not an option, you can install one or more battery ...
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Safely hang a mirror that does not have hooks

Mirrors are often mounted simply using double-sided adhesive tape. Just google "adhesive tape mirror", and you'll find a lot of products from all brands. You'll find those in your local depot, too. ...
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wall anchor didn't go all the way in - hit a white plastic?

Is your wall made of cake? That first picture looks like cake. But seriously, look at the plastic anchor your tried to put in that hole and compare it to another one. I think you will find that the ...
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Protecting bathroom mirror from corroding around the edges

Try using clear nail varnish on the edges and/or where the mirror is attached to the backing, usually formica covered wood or plastic.I work with stained glass and have always used it with good ...
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Cutting a hole in a mounted mirror

Cutting or drilling a hole in a mirror is something that takes either very specialized tools that are not easily available, or an EXTREME amount of luck. If you have a high speed rotary tool, like a ...
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Cutting a hole in a mounted mirror

Get a 100mm angle grinder and stick a smooth 100mm diamond wheel on it, you should be able to plunge cut the slots needed to remove the extra piece of glass wear a dust mask, ear and eye protection, ...
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