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Old 03-25-2018, 06:18 PM   #16
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Re: Shower Door Hits Toilet - What are the possible ways of repairing this problem?


You can see in the second photo that the door is a few degrees away from hitting the wall anyway, and it seems to open sufficiently for entrance/exit to the shower, so really all you need is a door stop.

Best if it mounted to the wall. You might grow old before you found something commercially that works out. So one possibility is to make one or two corner blocks out of wood and mount them to the wall. With a rubber bumper, as shown below. About 1" thick sounds about right. Paint them to match the wall. One aligned with the bottom door frame and one aligned with the top door frame would be best.
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It'll be ugly, but you might be able to put some thick stick-on weather stripping on the wall behind the door, to cushion it enough to keep it from hitting the toilet.
Thanks but as you mentioned, that won't look very good, so definite last resort.
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May I ask who designed the bathroom?
It's a new home built by a builder. I will be discussing the issue with them. I'm not sure if they'll agree to do anything so I will have to address the issue myself if they do not. I also want to be able to discuss the possible repair options with them.
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Open the door to just before it reaches the toilet and then measure from the door to the wall behind it. See if these are long enough to catch the door before it gets to the toilet.

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If you let it open further, I suspect it will either damage the wall or damage the frame. You might have enough wiggle room in the toilet to slide it over just.
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You can see in the second photo that the door is a few degrees away from hitting the wall anyway, and it seems to open sufficiently for entrance/exit to the shower, so really all you need is a door stop.

Best if it mounted to the wall. You might grow old before you found something commercially that works out. So one possibility is to make one or two corner blocks out of wood and mount them to the wall. With a rubber bumper, as shown below. About 1" thick sounds about right. Paint them to match the wall. One aligned with the bottom door frame and one aligned with the top door frame would be best.
What is it that normally stops these doors from opening past the point that they should open? Isn't there some kind of built-in stopper or something? I'm sure that I've seen glass shower doors that don't open the whole way and not due to anything on the wall or anything like that. Know what I mean?

Thanks for the suggestions. @SPS-1 , thank you for the detailed diagram.

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I snapped photos of a friend's glass shower door. Please see the attached.

These "stops" (I'm not sure what they're called) are on the top and bottom of his door. Is it possible for me to install these on my door? Or do I have this all wrong?
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I worked in a commercial building for 15 years where there were large showers for men and women. These walk in, all tiled shower rooms had 36" wide 3/8" thick tempered glass shower doors. Heavy doors that cost $2600 each. None of these door had stops and they could only be opened to 90 degrees. My sketch is how these doors were installed.

I never had a issue in 15 years with anyone "over" opening the door and breaking them or the hinges. Why ? Because the people using the doors would have to pay for their breakage as they all jointly owned the building, and any repair costs were shared by all.


Any bumper stop put on the OP's shower door on the wall close to the hinges, could be a problem. If it gets opened too quickly and with force, it is going to hit the bumper and "fulcrum" leverage the door. Which may damage the hinges or even worse, shatter the door.

So in my opinion, there are not many options. Put a small rubber bumper on the door rail where it hits the toilet, move the toilet, change the swing of the door inward which is not ever smart to do, rebuild the whole shower, or the best option....use good judgement and care and just open the door 90 degrees and step out of the shower.

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It's a new home built by a builder. I will be discussing the issue with them. I'm not sure if they'll agree to do anything so I will have to address the issue myself if they do not. I also want to be able to discuss the possible repair options with them.
Believe it or not, it's not the first time that I have heard of that problem. In a brand new high rise apartment building, every bathroom entrance door hit the toilet. They were able to adjust the frame to fix it.
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I worked in a commercial building for 15 years where there were large showers for men and women. These walk in, all tiled shower rooms had 36" wide 3/8" thick tempered glass shower doors. Heavy doors that cost $2600 each. None of these door had stops and they could only be opened to 90 degrees. My sketch is how these doors were installed.

I never had a issue in 15 years with anyone "over" opening the door and breaking them or the hinges. Why ? Because the people using the doors would have to pay for their breakage as they all jointly owned the building, and any repair costs were shared by all.


Any bumper stop put on the OP's shower door on the wall close to the hinges, could be a problem. If it gets opened too quickly and with force, it is going to hit the bumper and "fulcrum" leverage the door. Which may damage the hinges or even worse, shatter the door.

So in my opinion, there are not many options. Put a small rubber bumper on the door rail where it hits the toilet, move the toilet, change the swing of the door inward which is not ever smart to do, rebuild the whole shower, or the best option....use good judgement and care and just open the door 90 degrees and step out of the shower.

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Believe it or not, it's not the first time that I have heard of that problem. In a brand new high rise apartment building, every bathroom entrance door hit the toilet. They were able to adjust the frame to fix it.
We spoke to the builder about the issue. They will look to see if there is any part or accessory that they can add to the door frame in order to prevent it from opening far enough to hit the toilet. Failing that, they have suggested attaching a silicon strip to the door to soften the impact at contact and help prevent accidental damage of the toilet and/or door.

Thanks everyone for your responses.

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