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Unread 09-12-2005, 12:19 PM   #1
remodelboy
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Heavy Glass Shower door hinged off of thin glass tile.

Just finished an nice thin glass tile shower stall. Customer would prefer the heavy hinged shower door attached to the wall. The glass man is very concerned about drilling and tightening the hinges to the glass tile - he just knows that it will crack. The manufacturer of the shower door parts tells him that they do not have any urethane or silicone backing pads to help cushion the plate to glass contact.

Can anyone out there tell me if this is frequently done without problems. Is there a shower door supplier that has a solution for this? We're considering going to the ceiling with the fixed panel, but the customer opted not to tile the ceiling of the shower stall and we would be worried about moisture related problems over time - cracking glass tiles would be an immediate problem though. Thanks in advance!

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Unread 09-12-2005, 02:23 PM   #2
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you may be able to use pivot hinges - hinges that attach to the door and the curb and header/ceiling instead of the wall. John Bridge doesn't like drilling into the curb, but it may be a better option. go to wilson glass (www.glasss.com) and look at their heavy duty hardware. you'll see some options. good luck! diane
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Unread 09-12-2005, 04:57 PM   #3
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WEll,i have drilled into glass without problems, but a regular concrete bit will burn up drilling glass,so get a diamond tipped one.As far as will this work, and do people do it...i have seen it done successfully,don't forget the screws go all the way into the jambs.
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