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Unread 09-19-2020, 01:50 PM   #1
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Shower enclosure question

We are installing a frameless shower enclosure, 2 side are tiled walls and 2 sides are glass with a sliding door. My question is, can the glass panels set directly on the tiled curb or should they be raised some to prevent contact with the tile? It’s a Dreamline Enigma-XO enclosure by the way. Thanks!
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Looks like it's this one here?


The glass should be carried by the cross bar with a gap at the bottom above the curb. You'll have to mount a bracket on there to guide the glass and the door will probably have to clear that. There might be some sort of plastic shield to keep the water in but I don't know for sure.


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It looks more like this: the side panel (not the door side) doesn’t rest on any type of bracket, there are 2 in the wall but I don’t think they will support keeping the bottom off the curb.


https://www.decorplanet.com/products...r%20Enclosures


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I have a Dreamline sliding glass enclosure that looks very similar to that. There is a channel at the bottom that the glass fits into. This channel is attached and sealed with silicone caulk. I would call Dreamline and ask about it. They were very helpful to me when I was installing mine.
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This is from the manual, it doesn’t make any reference to a channel. I know some of their enclosures do have something like that but this one doesn’t. I’ve been all over Google trying to find out if it’s OK to sit a glass panel directly onto tile.


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Welcome back, Terry.

Not much useful information on that site you linked. I'd hafta agree with Paul that you'll need to contact the manufacturer to get any specific information.

But for absolutely sure you do not want to set tempered glass directly onto your tiled surface.

I commonly set fixed glass panels into the tile on either a curb or low wall, but the glass sets on clear plastic pieces made specifically for the purpose and available from any glass company. I suppose a fella could set his glass on such "bumpers" on the tile surface and caulk them in place, but I don't know how you'd make that look as good as having the glass down in the tile and captured by the tiles.

I also can't see anything in the photos on the website showing how they anchor the bottom of the sliding glass panel.

My opinion; worth price chaged.
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