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Old 05-20-2007, 07:41 PM   #1
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Mirror removal from Refrigerator wall

My Sovereign has a mirror backed by masonite held on the wall with six brackets. The brackets appear to be glued on the wall. No apparent screw holes thru the wall of the refrigerator.

How do I get the mirror and brackets off with the least destruction to the wall? I am currently thinking of something petroleum based to try and dissolve the glue, if it is some type of glue.

Want to install an lcd 19" tv and have room for solar controls.

Help please.

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Old 05-20-2007, 08:03 PM   #2
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If it's an Epoxy

If it's an epoxy the DeBonder shown on this site might soften it enough to get the brackets loose without major damage.

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Old 05-20-2007, 08:30 PM   #3
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Once you get the mirror off I would consider removing the refigerator and bolting the mounting for the TV through the wall with fender washers on the refigerator side. That wall will not support the TV with screws in it. I would have the bolts come from the refigerator side and castle nuts on the livingroom side to give clearence on the refigerator side and finish on the livingroom side.
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:09 PM   #4
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John hd has pulled his fridge and we've discussed how absolutely minimal is the space between the fridge and that wall. I would agree with Howie that you'd have to prepare any mounts with the fridge removed -- easier said than done (see I'm considering this and think you'd about have to bring an elevator bolt through from the back of the wall. Check the bins at your Ace Hardware -- they've got much better selection than the big box stores.

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Old 04-02-2012, 02:25 PM   #5
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I just happened across this and have a suggestion as I just removed mine.

Use an ordinary "floppy" hand saw (the one you would cut a 2x4 with)

It slides in behind the mirror just fine and in 30 seconds the mirror is off. I did it by myself but I'd suggest having someone there to ensure the mirror doesn't fall.

No/to minimal damage to wall and then you just have to sand down the construction adhesive or whatever else they used.
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