Frameless shower door sticking to the opposite wall when closing
my frameless shower door has two hinges (Mikey mouse ears, i was told) and the top one lets the glass shift just a bit, but enough to make the door stick to the opposite side of the wall. I have reset this door, but after not even a month it is doing the same thing again. It looks like it needs some gasket of sort between the metal hinge and the glass. Thanks
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Re: frameless shower door sticking to the opposite wall...
You can fix this problem by loostening the clamp screw and putting locktite sealer(you can purchase locktite from hd or lowes locktite is not the only product you can call a glass supplier and as for recommendation) Be sure to read the directions on the tube I use it to seal joints on refrigeration threaded parts. Make sure it will adhere to glass and metal also review the clean up solvent when you do this place a wood wedge at the bottom of the glass dooor and the threashold to support he weight until the sealer driese
1 Place wood wedge/block under door where non hinged side meets wall
2 losten top hinge(inspect bottom hinge to make sure it is snug and the glass dor is all the way into the hinge
3 You may have to remove the top hinge completely to get enough of the locktite on the metal and glass place the locktite on the hinge flat plate and the glass
4 recheck gap where door meets wall( I sometimes use paint stirs(wood) as shims to keep space between door and wall consistent
5 tighten top inge screws( you can put locktite on the screw threas also
6 Clean excess locktite and wait suggested time by instructions on tube
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You can use WD-40 on the pivoting part, spray a little on the hinge part when the shower door is mostly closed and also mostly open, open and close the shower a few times so the stuff can penetrate it, and Make sure to tighten any loose screws, and brush out any grime using a toothbrush and liquid soap. Wipe the drops of wd-40.
As long as your not using it, take off the handle with a phillips and you'll find your temperature mechanism behind it. Make sure the arrows are aligned. Typically hot is on the left and cold on right, unless the shower shares pipes with another water device on the opposite side of the wall. Plumbers save time, money, and copper by using the same pipes for closely placed water devices on opposite sides of the wall.
You mean clear plastic dry wall? or how about a window? How about removing the wall and putting in glass panel? Glass block? Anything can be done, depends on your imagination. An exterior wall can be totally removed with a lintel replaced in the top, and interior wall can be totally removed with no lintel, depending on trusses, or rafter placement.If you want to leave the studs exposed in the wall, I would clean them up a bit. The problem with that is you can't clean it and the panels are subject to fogging up inside, condensation will get in there, an exterior wall is a bad idea, no insulation. Hope this helps.
if the glass actually contacts the tile you can go to the homedepot or similar place and buy some glass silicone sealer and just run a nice bead of caulk along the line, make sure you get clear silicone and let it thooroughly dry before you get it wet
It sounds like you have something caught up in the hinges, or in between the door and the opening. I would have whoever installed it come back and fix it. As a general contractor I would not be happy with myself if I had installed it and would like the opportunity to redeem myself if it was not done correctly.
Mark, I'm having different problems with the same door. Try "filing" down the ends of the bottom rail, where it is contacting the curved corners. You might have to buy a metal file to accomplish this. Go heavy on the adhesive caulk on the underside of the bottom rail. Make sure the shower base is clean and dry. You might have to push down with your arms for several minutes to get the adhesive caulk to stick. Good luck, I have to go back to my folks this afternoon, because I can't get the door panel in w/o it scraping the top rail. Ugh.