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Old 12-01-2015, 10:35 PM   #1
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forgot to block high enough for frameless shower door


so it turns out the door we have, with the curb, is higher than the blocking in my already tiled new master bath. The door is the barn style frameless door.

The only idea I can come up with is to open the walls from the backside on either side and put in the 2x4 blocking that is needed now, and to use angle ties ( like this... ) to tie the blocking to the framing. I'm guessing if I put 3 to 4 of those on each side that it would be stiff enough to do what I need.

Any thoughts? Just want to make sure that I don't need to open a side cavity and drill a screw straight through the framing and the blocking in one screw. I'd hate to hang the door and find out the angle ties aren't stiff enough and the tile cracks.
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:24 AM   #2
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I think you need to post pictures
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I am not an expert, but I would install the blocking with the brackets you identified, and apply construction adhesive on three sides of the blocking. That would stiffen the blocking and you should have not movement.
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So you need to put, like a piece of 2x8 blocking between two studs for the top hinge, but you do have access to the backside, is that right?

Myself, I don't like the sheet steel brackets. I would try to put screws into the studs, on a diagonal. And for sure use construction adhesive -- it will be the strongest part of the joint. If you want to put a few steel brackets after that --- why not.

If you have room for a 2x10 or 2x12 blocking, that allows for more screws and more adhesive contact.
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so for the second and third picture, best way to align them is by following the narrow stud spacing. Also, where the MC cable is secured up twice, that's right below the mirror.

on the last picture there is a 2x4 running up the wall but I think it's just short of where I really need it, although at this point I think I'll just open the walls, drill through where I need the door to be secured and watch to see where it comes through so I make sure the framing is truly there. I didn't realize construction adhesive is so strong so thats a good thing to have learned.
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