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Old 01-27-2013, 09:49 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 01-27-2013, 09:55 AM   #2
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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.

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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!
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That would be framing 101.
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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?
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I failed all my 101 classes! Did ok in my 202 classes though!
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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.
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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.
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I would at least hope that one side is level - and that will be the hinge side. Make your adjustment on the other side.
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would it be possible to add in some framing, level and tile it and buy a smaller door?
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Almost done .... I think I can make some additional adjustments on the doors ...
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Might want to check the hole for that shower control is big enough to get the screws in the trim plate.
Sure looks small.
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Thanks Joe ... Darn it .... Another rookie mistake i am afraid!
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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.
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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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