A broken bolt and a heavy mirror
September 3, 2012 3:36 PM Subscribe
The bolt head in my heavy hanging mirror's back snapped off and I'm trying to fix it but the particleboard backing is being a jerk.
posted by jmhodges to Home & Garden (3 answers total)
So, the head snapped off one of the bolts holding the heavy hanging wire making it un-hangable. Trying to unscrew the bolt out of the backing has failed because it seems the bolt is connected to something behind the particleboard backing. It'll spin and wiggle freely but not come out.
The particleboard is stapled in place all around the mirror. I suppose I could take some pliers to the staples, but I don't have a heavy stapler to replace them.
There are trick to fixing this or am I going to have to find a professional or just give it up? (Where would one even take a mirror so barely broken?)