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Frameless shower enclosure not closing properly

Discussion in 'Building' started by bobbidill, 11 Sep 2019.

  1. bobbidill

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    We've installed a frameless shower enclosure and for some unknown reason the bottom of the door doesn't close properly, whilst the rest of it does. I've searched here and on YouTube for advice and haven't found anything which has helped and the manual was less than useful. So, once more I'm reaching out to you on here for your advice as to how we get this shower door to close completely. The photo shows the issue clearly I hope, along with the fact that we're generally covered in dust from head to toe(s) at the moment at home whilst we try to finish the work. Thanks all.
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    Most likely walls and /or floor not within tolerances for level and plumb I’d have thought, is one or more of them way out when you put a level on it?
     
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    Thanks 23vc, we'll check with a level. The problem is that I suspect we can't do anything about the floor and walls if they're not level and plumb, I'm happy to be informed otherwise though. Any idea if we can adjust the hinges for example? The instruction manual wasn't helpful in the regard. Thanks again.
     
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    Frame out of level/plumb or out of square.

    I don't think the hinges are normally adjustable.
     
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    Yeah normally you can make a bit of adjustment where it fixes to the wall within a channel section, so even if the wall and channel are out of plumb, the enclosure itself can be level. Don’t think there’s any other adjustment as woody says.
     
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    Thanks Woody.
     
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    Thanks too 23vc. Do you mean that we can adjust the enclosure so that we can move it within the channel it sits in? I just want to make sure we do it right!
     
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    Yeah. The Chanel is fixed to the wall, then normally there are little self tappers holding the enclosure to it. If you remove them, and any silicone holding enclosure in place, should be poss to move it. I’m assuming yours is of that type though, if you’re not sure post a pic of where it meets the wall.
     
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    Thanks for the explanation 23vc. I think our channel is of this type, but here’s a pic just to be sure! Silicone has been removed despite every bathroom fitter telling us it should be there, hence we’re doing this on our own now!

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    Check you shower base for level. It only need be out by a small margin for the door to be out of line.

    What these enclosure manufacturers don't tell you is that the shower base need to be level on a molecular scale in order for these doors to work properly.
     
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