How to Install Frameless Shower Doors

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How to Install Frameless Shower Doors

Semi-Custom Prosto Shower Enclosures

  1. Take the 72” U-Channel(s) and drill 3 holes on the inside of it, one 2” from the top, one 4” from the bottom, and one in the middle.  If using a 72” Wall Magnet seal, drill the same holes on the inside of the piece not containing the magnet.
  2. Using 2-1/2” screws, attach the U-Channel to the wall where you will be placing your glass panel (B or C).  Make sure the screws are going into a stud. If no stud is available, use anchors capable of holding at least 200lbs.  Use a long level to make sure that the U-Channel is strait. Repeat step 2 for each B and C panel you have.
  3. Fill the mounted U-Channel(s) with a high-quality clear silicone adhesive.  Place the glass panels (B or C) into the filled U-Channel(s) and press firmly to ensure the glass is fully inserted into the channel(s).  Let dry for AT LEAST 48 HOURS!  If needed, use masking tape to help secure the glass panel(s) in place while the silicone dries.
  4. After the Silicone has dried, attach support rods to the top of the panel(s).  To do this, loosen the screw on the glass attachment and slide the support onto the top of the glass panel. Holding the support rod horizontally, slide it across the glass panel until it touches the wall.  Mark the location where it hits the wall.  Remove the wall support sleeve by loosening the allen-head screw on the top of it. Line up the sleeve with the marking you previously made on the wall and secure it to the wall using a 2-1/2” screw, making sure the screw is going into a stud. If no stud is available, use anchors capable of holding at least 100lbs.  Place the glass attachment back on top of the glass panel and slide it down, making sure the support rod goes into the wall sleeve.  Tighten the allen-head screw on top of the wall sleeve, and tighten the screw on the back side of the glass support, making sure not to over tighten.  Repeat step 4 for each support rod your enclosure requires.
  5. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP! Remove the back panels from the hinges and locate the two allen-head screws on the side of the hinge.  Loosen these screws slightly to allow for the hinge to move more easily (see hinge adjustment guide). If you look at the front of the hinge, there are two side, one looks like a “C” and the other a solid rectangle.  The solid rectangle goes on your side glass panel (B), and the “C” goes on the door panel(A).  To do this, decide which of the rubber washers you will be using (Large washers are recommended) and place one on each side of the glass.  Slide the hinge into the precut slots on the glass panel, making sure the screw heads are facing the inside of the shower enclosure. Place the back metal panel back on and secure it with the allen-head screws. Do this for both the top and bottom hinges.
  6. Now you are ready to install the door panel(A).  Look for the “Tempered Glass” marking on the door, and make sure it is on the top side of the glass.  Lift the glass door panel and set it onto the exposed hinges.  While a second person holds the door in place, place the rubber washers and screw on the back panels of the hinges, both top and bottom.  Your door should now be attached.
  7. Attach door handles, seals, and magnetic seals to glass panels.

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