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Old 03-04-2013, 07:44 AM   #1
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Raise shower curb

I need to raise my shower curb from 4" to 6" without a major re-do...I tried to install sliding doors but because my side edges have a slight curve, exactly square doors won't fit properly. Shower one piece unit is a Aqua Glass.

I get water going under and out the shower curtain when we shower due to curtain "lift" when shower is running as well as the draw fan.

Any suggestions? I saw a curb overlay unit but it is meant to be used when building a new curb along with tiling on top of it.


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Old 03-04-2013, 07:50 AM   #2
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A picture of the existing work will be needed-----

What is the shower base and walls made of?


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You can get custom made doors. Contact the local glass shop in your area that does this type of work.
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Originally Posted by gregzoll View Post
You can get custom made doors. Contact the local glass shop in your area that does this type of work.
I like this idea better than adding 2" to the curb. If you try to raise the curb by 2" I bet your tile will look strange, and then all the time and effort you spent to make it look nice = wasted.
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Certain Lift???

What is this? You actually think that your bathroom exhaust fan is sucking water out of your shower pan ????
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I think he means "Curtain Lift".....I get it with my shower curtain....but it's caused the convection from from the air heated by the water....hot steamy air goes up...sucks cold air at the bottom of the tub....I take pretty hot showers.

I also agree with the custom door approach.

You can get a tempered glass door from your local glass shop a lot cheaper than from shower door business....just make a cardboard cutout the exact shape you want...including holes for the hinges and pull....take it to them...they will cut out a 1/4" slab of glass...drill the holes and ship it off to get tempered....

I've made a couple of custom windows using tempered glass and I was amazed at how cheap it was...in on case, it was a bi-fold window....4 46"x10" panels (1/8" glass)....tempered...cost me $60.
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i want to see the "slight curve". and i want to see the frame for the door.

i will bet that the frame can be easily trimmed to fit. i had to do it once.


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