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Old 05-11-2010, 12:40 PM  
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Here is my situation in short:

i just bought a condo, will move in in a few months

It has a fireplace (Wood burning) and cathedral ceilings (say +- 18ft) and where the chimeny is located the wall checks out about 18in. above the fireplace and on the sides of the check out, the entire wall is covered by some sort of mirror. my intention is to rip off the mirror, place that fake brick veneer on the wall until the height of the mantel, and above the mantle i would like to place a tv and simply paint the wall.

My cencerns are:

1. when i rip off the mirror, what will be behind, will the mirror be glued to the drywall? will it be glue to studs.... maybe glues to block wall which surrounds the chimeny? i have no idea

any comments will be appreciated.

i will attache a photo soon



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Old 05-11-2010, 07:30 PM  
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It will be easier to give you information when you post the photo. I doubt it's just the mirror with the studs behind it; there might be some type of firewall behind it that the mirror is attached to.



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Andrew new members can't post pics, they have to be approved by a moderator. You should see them now and welcome to House Repair Talk!

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It's still hard to tell how the mirror is held in place. I think that in order to hold the weight of the mirror, the wall must have some sort of structure behind. You might want to consider light weight antico stone panels. They look very much like real stone but they are lightweight and can be glued in place anywhere. They can also be ordered in fire-rated and any1 can install them.
Keep us posted on the progress.

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Be VERY CAREFUL when removing that large mirror. It may very well be glued to drywall. Do not get cut or let anyone in front of the mirror while removing. You may wish to tape the mirror for safety sake.

Perhaps a mirror company would remove it for free or reduced price if they get to keep it. Just a thought.

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I was thinking of taping up the whole mirror and remove it, good tip!

Unfortunately i will not get the place until early September, so if anyone is curious i could take pics of the process when i do it then

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[QUOTE=andrewsiv9;45593]I was thinking of taping up the whole mirror and remove it, good tip!

Unfortunately i will not get the place until early September, so if anyone is curious i could take pics of the process when i do it then[/QUOTE]

Take lots of pics!

Are you really sure you want to remove the mirrors? It will make the room seem smaller.

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Old 06-10-2010, 08:12 PM  
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I just feel the mirrors gives the place an out dated look. its funny your not the first person to tell me it will make the space feel smaller

My plan is to put that "brick veneer" up until the mantle and paint the drywall above the mandle. maybe put in a tv on the wall above the fireplace. as for the room adjacent to the fireplace we are still not 100% sure what to do with it. maybe a sort of sitting room with a little bar by the fireplace. who knows!

will take pics in the fall

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Yep. I think removing the mirror would make the place look small. When I first saw the pic. I didn't thought that it was a mirror. It seems like you don't like mirrors that much. If you are really planning to remove it. I guess hiring a professional to do it is better so as to avoid any accident. I'm sure they got the right equipment to do the job.



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