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#202147 - 11/08/05 10:59 AM MIRRORS
Ronin1966 Offline
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Registered: 04/26/02
Posts: 3116
Loc: East Coast, United States
Doing it oneself:

Any suggestions how to get a HUGE 6x8 foot mirror off a contrete block wall?

It is glued/cemented in some manner, has no clips, not resting on any tracks or "held up" (ie no frame), and is REAL flush to the concrete block upon which it was cemented, glued, something... a very very long time ago.

Given the large numbers of martial practitioners here, AND the do-it-yourself skills of many... thought I would throw it out there and see if any new ideas came back

Jeff (last post of the day, off to work he finally goes)

#202148 - 11/08/05 11:01 AM Re: MIRRORS [Re: Ronin1966]
MattJ Offline
Free Rhinoplasty!

Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 15634
Loc: York PA. USA
Jump spinning back kick?

You KNEW that was coming, right?

Seriously - Acrylic solvent, maybe?
"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin

#202149 - 11/08/05 11:01 AM Re: MIRRORS [Re: Ronin1966]
Cord Offline

Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 11399
Loc: Cambridge UK.
*Cord looks in his crystal ball*

I forsee 7 crappy years ahead of cross my palm with biscuits
Don't let the door hit ya' where the good lord split ya'

#202150 - 11/08/05 11:03 AM Re: MIRRORS [Re: Cord]
Ed_Morris Offline
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wow..just when I thought it couldn't get any better than Matt's we have Cord's 'cross-buns' !

#202151 - 11/08/05 11:13 AM Re: MIRRORS [Re: Ronin1966]
oldman Offline
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Sorry bud, I don't know of any easy way to do it. I think it comes under the heading of demolition. Goggles, gloves and prybars. If you have carpet use a tarp. You do not want to try to vaccum glass frament out of carpet.

#202152 - 11/08/05 12:07 PM Re: MIRRORS [Re: Ronin1966]
Isshinryukid4life Offline
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Registered: 12/07/03
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Loc: Knoxville.
Try using a sledgehammer.

#202153 - 11/08/05 02:59 PM Re: MIRRORS [Re: Cord]
Mu Ryuk Offline

Registered: 06/23/04
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Loc: California, U.S.A.

*Cord looks in his crystal ball*

I forsee 7 crappy years ahead of cross my palm with biscuits

Hahahahaha. Nice.

Maybe paint stripper/paint remover?
Train hard or don't bother.

#202154 - 11/08/05 04:59 PM Re: MIRRORS [Re: Ronin1966]
schanne Offline
breaks things

Registered: 02/18/04
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Loc: Woodbury NJ
If I may...we just had a new dojo built and had an entire wall lined with safety mirrors. We were going to hang it ourself but the company would not guarantee the mirrors/liability. The old dojo mirrors were the same and they took a real beating, I have seen people accually get kicked off there feet and land against the mirror and it never broke. Was it from the "glass company" hanging them a proper way or were they just tough mirror?...don't know but why take a chance of a whole mirror crashing down on someone. Some times ya just have to pay da man.
The way of the warrior does not include other ways... Miyamoto Musashi Schanne

#202155 - 11/08/05 05:07 PM MIRRORS - Not Biscuits - Geez! [Re: Ronin1966]
Dereck Offline

Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 10415
Loc: Great White North
Like our walls ... somebody has run into them and did damage ... the same with some mirrors. Not the safest way but sure the funniest!

"Practitioners look around and pointing blame at each other so as not to feel responsible ... while the rest of the class shakes heads and laughs."

#202156 - 11/08/05 10:23 PM Re: MIRRORS [Re: Ronin1966]
ButterflyPalm Offline

Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 2637
Loc: Malaysia

It must be incredible workmanship to get a flat mirror so flush against a concrete block wall.

Seriously, it is a lot easy to take the wall along -- whoever put it up has decided that the mirror stays for good.
I'll rather be happy than right, anytime.

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