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Old 09-07-2010, 01:21 PM  
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ok well i am now done with the renovations. i ended up removing the mirrors myself with some help. at their highest point the mirrors were about 15 ft high. the mirrors were clipped on all around and glue on from behind. the mirrors were installed about 20 years ago so alot of it came off easily.

If you want me to post more pictures just ask.






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Yes, we would enjoy seeing more pics of what you did to your fireplace and stages of work.

Glad that big mirror got safely out of the condo. DId it stay in one piece?

BTW Are you mounting a tv on your fireplace?


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Actually the mirror was not one whole mirror but a few vertical "slices" of mirrors each about 18" wide. Some of them stayed intact, others shattered into very sharp pieces. Needless to say we were very careful.

I will post more picture of the stages of work when i get home tonight.

As for the TV that is the exact question i have been debating due to the presence of the two vent which will release some hot air + a little smoke i am sure. if i do install a tv i might just sit it on the mantle and shield it all around somehow
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ANdrew,

That was good, I was worried about removing such a large mirror all at one time.

Those vents should not be a big problem as long as they are not directly behind your TV.

Perhaps an AV expert can give some advice here on mounting, etc.

Nice stone work, it gives you a whole different feel to your great room I am sure.

We have a stone fireplace in our great room and sure enjoy it on a cold evening in the South.
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Congrats. That looks good! It must have been a LOT of work using real heavy stone.


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