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Unread 07-02-2011, 07:31 AM   #1
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Shower door opening

Hi all,

I wish I had come across this forum sooner! I have a little dilemma. I have already completed tile work, and now find out that my shower door opening is just slightly too large for the sterling door I am hoping to pick up from Menards. It is a Sterling bypass door with a published width of 47 5/8". My opening is 48 1/2" on the bottom and about 48 3/4" on the top. Will I be able to make this look decent or do I have to go the costly custom route? The shower door I'm eying is in my price range, and custom is not at the moment.

I am hoping to shim the door in, pack it and seal it water tight with silicone/caulk to match the grout.

Any thoughts/suggestions are appreciated!
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Unread 07-02-2011, 07:38 AM   #2
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Welcome, Jason.

Many of the manufacturers of those doors will have filler strips made just for your purpose. They'll generally take up that much out of plumb, too.

How good it looks depends upon who's eyes are bein' used, eh?

My opinion; worth price charged.

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Unread 07-02-2011, 07:46 AM   #3
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Well...the wife is the picky one! I have gotten quite a few "it looks really good....for your first time tiling"! HA...I think I'm just going to try it out, as the sides appear to have plenty of play in them regarding plumbness (inventing new words as I go I'm sure).

EDIT: after some more research, home depot is claiming this door will fit an opening of 50" according to their website. I guess we can consider this semi-solved until I actually get it mounted and pictures are posted!

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