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Old 03-17-2018, 09:14 AM   #1
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Screw In Curb for Shower Door

I was wondering if anyone here has any words of wisdom dealing with this. I'm currently building a funky neo angle shower where the door will actually by swinging off a glass panel vs the wall. There's no other choice in that matter. The issue is the glass company says they need to run a 2 1/2" screw into the curb. They say they silicone it really good blah blah. That doesn't give me warm fuzzies.

The curb is two stacked 2 by 4's with about 1 1/4" of mud on the top, then wrapped with kerdi membrane. I just can't come up with a good idea that lets me sleep well. The best I can think of is to leave them a tube of kerdi fix and have them shoot that in the screw hole.

You guys know how it is. If there's a problem, who do you think will get the call-me or the glass guy.
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:01 AM   #2
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Hi Brad, a short screw/pin/stud, with epoxy is the only thing I've heard of that wouldn't put a hole in the Kerdi. Of course a thick piece of slab on the curb would give you more thickness and would hold better than a thin piece of tile. Maybe someone will come up with something better.

Yep, you'll get the call every time.
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Old 03-17-2018, 03:34 PM   #3
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ive got a roll in shower with a neo angle I'm doing in a few weeks. the door will swing off a panel of glass. I met with the glass guy and told him that he can not drill into the floor what so ever. he said no problem. they will use a u channel and and tape to secure it too the floor and silicone. the door will also have a metal track that runs along the top that will be screwed into the walls on both ends. so it can be done with out drilling into the curb/floor.
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Old 03-17-2018, 04:49 PM   #4
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If not already tiled, can also leave a space between curb tiles for the glass to slip into.
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:34 AM   #5
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We've had a number of prior threads on this issue, and my opinion has always been that there can be no penetrations through the waterproofing membrane. That means a 2-1/2 in. screw in this case is not acceptable. Again, it's my opinion. I don't know that any code covers it.
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:54 PM   #6
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Just went through this with a glass guy who drilled through a curb into heat cables. Thanks to Dave Gobis, he provided me with the code which states no penetrations to finished curb. I'm sure he will chime in with the code number. With that in hand, the glass guy wound up paying close to $1800 for the repair. He will never drill into a curb again.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:26 AM   #7
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Thanks for the responses, guys! Just for reference, here's a pic of the shower in question. The door will be on the left side where the 45 stops.

It sounds like this can indeed be done without drilling through the curb. We either need to get this glass company on board or find another that can do it, IMO.

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Old 03-21-2018, 04:50 PM   #8
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The national code is section 417, 417.5.2 Shower Lining. Local codes usually reflect the same.
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:49 AM   #9
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Thanks, Dave!

I sent the homeowners the link to this thread too. I told them the guys on here know more than I've forgotten!
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