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How to fix an uneven wall mirror

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by stats101, 21 May 2013.

  1. stats101

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    Disclaimer - I am an absolute newbie!

    I drilled holes into a concrete wall for a large (approx 1m x 1m) 10kg mirror yesterday, and the result of the effort is a mirror which is around 5mm lower on the left side. 5mm isn't a lot, but the slight slant is enough bother me. What is the best way to fix this?

    If I fill one of the holes in with a filler, I'm assuming drilling close to it when it dries is is not a good idea? Is the only option I have to start again somewhere lower down?
     
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    Reposition your mirror about 1" from where it was before if you can....left or right, up or down.
    Then use a thinner masonry bit that will bite into the wall with greater accuracy.
    If the mirror has two fixings - top and bottom - fix the top one first, then level the mirror correctly so that you can mark the position of the bottom one.
    John :)
     
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    If you need the screw fairly close just widen the existing hole and fill the lot, with the plug in place (screw partially in) when you fill it.
     
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    Moving the frame fixings would be easier assuming it has one.
     
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    Will the filler be strong enough to keep mirror in place?
     
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    Should b as long as its not the only hole and they aren't all filled . if its 1 of 4 then no prob but don't quote me!
     
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