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aaldrich55443 01-27-2013 09:49 AM

Installing Shower door - opening out of square by 3/4"
 
Searched the forum and found a conversation or two regarding this subject - not entirely helpful based on my situation.

48" inch shower pan with backer board. Left to right measurement between finished tile wall at base is 46 1/2" and 47 1/4" at top (70" off top of shower pan). I am assuming the doors themselves can be plumbed to compensate for the variance. Anything that I should be concerned about or tips/tricks to take into consideration before i install my $300 shower door?

joecaption 01-27-2013 09:55 AM

I've never seen a door that can be adjusted that much.
Going to need to frame the opening I'd bet.
Even if you could adjust it some your going to end up with a 3/4 tapered gap and look like poop.

aaldrich55443 01-27-2013 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption
I've never seen a door that can be adjusted that much.
Going to need to frame the opening I'd bet.
Even if you could adjust it some your going to end up with a 3/4 tapered gap and look like poop.

Framing? Are toy telling me that I need to remove my tiles, and reframe a new opening? Or is there a short cut / trick to this?

I think I am going to add to measure twice cut once, plumb, plumb and plumb!

joecaption 01-27-2013 10:10 AM

That would be framing 101.

aaldrich55443 01-27-2013 10:11 AM

Reframe? Are you telling me that I need to pull the tiles and frame a new opening? That doesn't sound feasible at this point. Do you have a trick?

aaldrich55443 01-27-2013 10:11 AM

I failed all my 101 classes! Did ok in my 202 classes though! :)

12penny 01-27-2013 11:29 AM

I'm afraid joe may be right. Most shower doors give you a little adjustment
on each side but 3/4 may be out of the range.

Maybe cut a PVC tapered wedge or something.

However you do it, it'll surely be noticeable.

aaldrich55443 01-27-2013 01:28 PM

I am going to give it a shot ... I once learned the difference between a DIYer and a Pro is the pro knows how to cover their gaffs! wish me luck ... Will post when I am done.

tribe_fan 01-27-2013 01:42 PM

I would at least hope that one side is level - and that will be the hinge side. Make your adjustment on the other side.

princelake 01-27-2013 02:30 PM

would it be possible to add in some framing, level and tile it and buy a smaller door?

aaldrich55443 01-27-2013 04:17 PM

8 Attachment(s)
Almost done .... I think I can make some additional adjustments on the doors ...

joecaption 01-27-2013 05:14 PM

Might want to check the hole for that shower control is big enough to get the screws in the trim plate.
Sure looks small.

aaldrich55443 01-27-2013 09:04 PM

Thanks Joe ... Darn it .... Another rookie mistake i am afraid!

randen89sc 01-31-2013 11:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption
Might want to check the hole for that shower control is big enough to get the screws in the trim plate.
Sure looks small.

Good call I did same thing and had to drill and cross my fingers I hit the threads through my tile!! I hit first try!i have 48" as well but really want to do a single glass door.

jakmilwaukee 02-10-2013 07:50 PM

Where did you buy your enclosure? A lot of manufacters make shower doors that will fit an "up to" opening... It requires a little cutting on you part but in the end it will end up plumb and sqaure


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