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Unread 01-10-2003, 05:30 PM   #1
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shower door install?

Everyone,

I have another question, imagine that.

I am stalling a swing arm door on the shower I am building. My questions relates to when I should attach the door. Should I install in over the tile or before I tile?

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Unread 01-10-2003, 05:41 PM   #2
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Over the tile.

Make sure the walls are plumb and you have a stud to screw into. Dont rely on the wall and molly ancors to hold it up.
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Unread 01-10-2003, 05:56 PM   #3
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Ok, over the tile.

Do you cut the holes for the screws after the tile is layed?

or

Do you cut holes in the tile where you think the screws will be before you lay the tile?

I did put a stud behid so I am OK with that. I am just worred about the tile cracking.

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Unread 01-10-2003, 06:06 PM   #4
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Use a masonry drill bit to drill through the tiles. Then screw the door through the properly located holes. Do this after the tile as set up.
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Unread 01-10-2003, 07:26 PM   #5
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Derrick,

It sounds like this might be a long project. You might find it helpful to keep your questions on one thread. That way everybody will be up to speed on what you're doing. Just a suggestion. It's up to you.
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Unread 01-10-2003, 11:35 PM   #6
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Try to hit the grout lines

When I installed my shower door, I discovered that it was practically impossible to drill through the porcelain without a diamond drill bit, which I was unwilling to buy for this one job. I drilled new holes in the door mounting hardware, aligning them with the grout lines. No problem.
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Unread 01-13-2003, 01:11 PM   #7
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I'm at this stage of shower door installation and was wondering if these diamond glass drill bits would cut holes in porcelain tile for the mounting screws? This is the link to the ebay site.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3105887711

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Unread 01-15-2003, 08:25 PM   #8
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Lightbulb Frameless Shower Installation article

Derrick,

I don't know if you're doing a frameless shower,
but this feature article from the Dec. 2000 issue of
the Journal of Light Construction may be helpful:

http://www.jlconline.com/cgi-bin/jlc.../View/0012show


If the above URL does not work, go to
http://www.jlconline.com

and type in

Frameless Shower

into the web site's Search function.

Good luck with your project.
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Unread 01-15-2003, 08:31 PM   #9
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Thumbs up This Old House Article

Derrick,

Here's an article from the This Old House web site:

Installing a Shower Door
Contractor Rich Rosenfield's step-by-step guide to creating a tempered-glass enclosure.



http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/home...214441,00.html


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