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Frameless shower door sticking to the opposite wall when closing

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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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  • dalibella Jan 05, 2009

    Thanks. At Lowes they suggested I use some gripping pads (but did not see what they look like). Any ideas about that? I haven't tried anything yet... happy new year to you

  • lynnven Jan 12, 2009

    H, i I have a similar problem. A frameless shower door, one hindged and the other stationary. Shortly after installation, the door started rubbing, at the top, with the stationary panel. The installer left a 1/30th inch gap which looks great, no leaks or need for plastic strip.

    The strange thing is the rubbing will come and go, does not seem to be worse after shower due to humidity. THere is an exhaust fan and a new stud was placed behind wall for secure installation. The installer did return and adjust hinge however within 2 days the rubbing returned.

    THe next step is to shave down edge of door and place a plastic strip to allow a wider gap, but what is the cause of the fluctuating door.

    Do these glass door need some expansion???

    Your thoughts are apprericated

    lynn

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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

Steps

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


Good Luck!




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  • Steve Archer Jan 05, 2009

    You can get griping pads at a gass and mirror supplier or repair center

    I go to the dollar tree and get sheets of colored foam rubber(8.5 x 11) and cut out two sheets to give a thickness...take the hinge /clamp and trace the outline and cut ( I always use white and cut 1/8 inch smaller so it does not show whatever you use it has to be real thin

    Best of luck to you!


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