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Old 02-01-2017, 09:29 AM   #1
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Installing doors on existing tub.


Good morning. I have a tub that im tired of having the shower curtains. Is it OK to install framed shower doors on top of tub. The Tub is not plastic i believe its porcelain.would i have to make holes on the tub for the track or the holes would only be in the walls?

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Old 02-01-2017, 06:51 PM   #2
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No pictures?
How do you plan on attaching it to the walls if there's no blocking behind them?
Any shower door track I've seen has no screws at the bottom of the track.
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As Joe pointed out above, there usually are no holes to drill in the tub itself, but there are screws that go into the wall that need either support by way of blocking/backing or you must use some sort of anchor in the drywall which is not quite as secure but might be doable.
You might be wise to add additional holes in the verticals to allow for additional anchors for more support, too.

Another trick is to only caulk (silicone) the outside of the horizontals. That way, if any water gets behind the extrusions, it can drain back into the tub.

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So, if there's usually no holes in the bottom track, when are there holes?

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So, if there's usually no holes in the bottom track, when are there holes?

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I thought it's obvious to whom it's directed. Who said
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