4th April 2020 at 17:48 #2571
I’m about to remove the bathroom pullout tap to upgrade. The mirror has to be removed to enable the removal of the splashback (I think)
Our mirror seems to be bonded to the wall unlike the description of the mirror in the “little book”
Has anyone had the same problem? I would like to avoid breaking the mirror glass.
Thanks in advance.
4th April 2020 at 18:11 #2572
As far as I remember, there are wood battens behind the mirror, that the mirror screws to. Mine was not screwed to the wall. I know others have removed their mirror more recently than me (and coincidentally I was chatting to one just this morning!) so maybe they can confirm or otherwise, what my poor memory is telling me?
That’s not to say that yours is NOT glued to the wall, but I suspect that it may have accidentally become slightly adhered to the battens/wall, because of perhaps heat in the substrate, resin in the battens or whatever. Maybe gentle twisting/rotating movements might persuade it free, rather than pulling/bending which will surely break it?
I would hold on for a while, though, and see what other owners have to say.
4th April 2020 at 18:33 #2573
I think mine must be bonded as there are no fixing sscrews.
4th April 2020 at 19:34 #2574
Aaaah… Now that’s different! A BIG difference!
I think you must assume it’s glued, then. Best case scenario would be “sticky pad” type adhesive pieces, where the sponge could rip away. Worst case would be runs of industrial adhesive that will just NOT break away.
Try using a length of fishing line, held tight between both hands, put across the top of the mirror and down the back, then using a side-to-side sawing action, try to work the fishing line back and forth down the back of the mirror, cutting through whatever is sticking the mirror to the back.
Worth a try.
4th April 2020 at 20:08 #2575
I’ll wait a bit and see if anyone else has the same mirror. If not, seven years bad luck heading my way.
5th April 2020 at 14:34 #2579
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Does anyone have the contact details of the chap that makes the bathroom sinks and splashback?</p>
5th April 2020 at 14:37 #2580
5th April 2020 at 19:03 #2583
I’ve spoken to Derek and yes the splashbacks are still available. Very professional and speedy with his replies.
I’ve managed to get the tap out with the splashback loosely in situ. but I will struggle to get it back damage free. At least I know I can replace if required.
5th April 2020 at 19:23 #2584
- Cheers Barry
15th October 2020 at 20:54 #3168nozziParticipant
Sorry, I’ve only just seen this. I’ve just replaced the sink and splash back in ours. I had the same experience as you. I ended up breaking the mirror , which was stuck in with number plate mounting foam strips (lots of them!) I am replacing the mirror with a perspex one.
Derek Justice does a very good copy of the sink and splash back, and even delivered it. A very nice chap too.
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