How to Install a Shower Door - Page 2

  • Step 2 : Install the bottom track

    Install the bottom track

    Measure the width of the bottom track and cut it to size. Allow space for the side jambs; each manufacturer requires a slightly different adjustment. Be sure the distance from the outer edge of the shower ledge to the front edge of the bottom track is the same measurement on both ends. Mark the location with a pencil.

    Install the bottom track Use a hacksaw and miter box to cut the bottom track to size, and then file the edges smooth. Place the bottom track on the flattest part of the shower ledge with the lip of the track facing toward the outside of the shower. If your shower ledge has a curve in the corners, use a file to shape the ends of the track to fit. Secure it temporarily with masking tape.

  • Step 3 : Install wall jambs

    Install wall jambs

    Place one of the jambs against the shower stall wall with the bottom end of the jamb resting on the bottom track. Make sure the longer leg of the wall jamb is toward the inside of the shower. Use a carpenter's level to align the wall jamb vertically and mark the location of the mounting screws on the wall with a pencil. Use the holes in the jamb as a template. Repeat the same for the other wall jamb on the opposite wall.

    Use a 3/16-in masonry drill bit to make pilot holes in tile. A standard drill can be used for fiberglass or plastic shower stalls. Place plastic wall anchors in the pilot holes and then install the wall jambs with the provided screws.

  • Step 4 : Install the bottom track

    Install the bottom track Install the bottom track

    Remove the tape holding the bottom track in place and apply a bead of silicone caulk on the underside of the track and install it at the marked location.

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