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Installing a Glass Shower Door

Glass shower doors are a great way to let some light into your tub or shower area.

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Step 1: Set the Side Rails in Place

Drill proper holes into the walls for the side rails. Run a bead of silicone on the underside of the threshold piece (Image 1). Put it in place and tape it down until the side rails are in place (Image 2). Tap a plastic anchor into the pre-drilled holes in the tile (Image 3). Slide side rails into threshold (Image 4) and screw to the wall anchors with stainless steel screws (Image 5).

Step 2: Insert the Rubber Spacers

Drop rubber spacers in the channel on the left side of the threshold to hold the stationary panel of the door.

insert rubber spacers

Step 3: Attach the Remaining Rails

Place the glass stationary panel (Image 1), and slide it into the side rail. Attach the center rail and top rail to the side panel (Image 2).

Snap fillers into the threshold and the top rail where the swing door will go (Image 3).

Step 4: Apply the Glazing Strip

Use a shim (not metal) to press the glazing strip into the channel on both sides of the stationary glass panel.

apply glazing strip

Step 5: Attach the Hinges to the Bottom Rail

Bring in the swing door, attaching the hinge to the bottom rail and threshold and snapping it into place.

attach hinges to bottom rail