Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Windows and Doors

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-24-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Orange County,California
Posts: 270
Share |
Default

Installing shower door question


Trying to replace a shower door that is around 34" wide. I have the new replacement door now.The tile on the wall is intact but over time it has moved a little bit.Meaning when I lay the vertical wide part of the new frame (left side)that the shower door will pivot on against the existing ceramic tile wall I have places where there is up to an 1/8" gap. The wall is actually level at the top and bottom where the new frame will attach but in between there are some gaps. This is not a just lay a bead of caulk repair. The new frame actually has some room in it (up to 3/8" deep and 1-1/4" wide)that if I glued some type of black rubber/weather stripping down the tile wall the frame would go right over it and the self tapping screws would draw the frame in against the weather stripping and you would see a small amount of the black weather stripping.Wasn't sure if this black weather stripping or another material would be fine getting wet every time the shower is used.
This is an old bathroom that still functions well and I don't feel like dumping alot of money in it in this economy. Can't think of another way to master this problem. Any thoughts?

Pawl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2012, 09:28 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 25,600
Default

Installing shower door question


Tile does not just move or settle over time. What's holding it to the wall can fail and it can come loose, or it could have just been laid wrong in the fist place.
A bead of 100% silicone is what's used in most cases when sealing around and under the door frames on shower doors.

joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing 2 shower heads on separate walls? mallory_ratliff Plumbing 2 07-12-2011 04:56 PM
installing dura rock in shower + prefab shower pan Pcw Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 0 09-25-2010 01:39 PM
Installing a Shower Blaze25 Plumbing 2 10-13-2008 07:32 PM
installing multiple shower heads jimmy21 Plumbing 5 07-02-2008 08:46 AM
installing lights in shower stall mcvane Electrical 2 03-30-2007 05:34 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.