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Offline RobW

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Thermometer Mirror
« on: September 05, 2008, 09:24:49 PM »
I tried the search feature and only saw one response about removing the thermometer from a mirror. It said to hit the shaft from that hole in the base and drive it out. Is this the best way? How about installing? Don't think I want to hit the face to drive it back in. 
Were they originally glued in? I'm afraid if I try to drive out the shaft from behind I might drive the shaft right through the cover. Any thoughts?
Rob Wirsing

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Re: Thermometer Mirror
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008, 12:53:41 AM »
They were originally glued in use an epoxy and it should fit just fine.

Offline RobW

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Re: Thermometer Mirror
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008, 10:56:12 AM »
Yeah thanks, I found that out the hard way! LOL! Tried tapping from behind as that old thread suggested. Guess what? Yep, shattered the inside plasic backing that is connected to the shaft.
It seems the better way to remove it is to use a small pocket screwdriver. Make sure the edge on the screwdriver is flat and not chewed up.  Carefully work the screwdriver around the clear plastic cap gently prying and lifting as you go. You may need to go around the entire circumference a few times but slow and steady and it should come off.
I had another broken thermometer so I was able to piece together a complete one. Only thing is I'm not sure the thermometer will be accurate but I'm not really concerned about it. Its more of a novelty at this point anyway. As long as it doesn't register 30* on the hottest days of August I'll be happy.
I think I'll use some clear silicone to "glue" it back down. This way if I ever need to remove it, it should be easier to cut through the silicone.
Rob Wirsing

Offline 76eldo

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Re: Thermometer Mirror
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2008, 09:38:31 AM »
Are you talking about opening up the thermometer itself, or taking out the whole thing including the post?

Brian
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Offline RobW

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Re: Thermometer Mirror
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008, 05:29:50 PM »
Brian
Talking about removing the thermometer from the mirror in one piece.
Rob Wirsing

 

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