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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-08-2008, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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sliding shower door installation question

Hey, if anyone out there has installed a sliding shower door before, I've got a question for ya.

Do you have to do anything special to brace the stud wall behind the sides of the door? Or do you just build up the wall as normal with a sheet of durock cement board and then tile over the board, then install the door over the tile?

I'm at the point where I'm ready to close in the wall and I don't want to have to rip it open to add supports for the door if I can avoid it.

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Re: sliding shower door installation question

If the wall is structurally solid you don't need extra bracing. The doors are typically installed over the tile. This aids in replacing the door should it break or become outdated in the future. You just have to excercise caution when drilling your anchor holes through the tile and seal it up really good when you're done.

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Re: sliding shower door installation question

Just like danielj said.I did the same thing.Just drill a whole on the tile and then put the screw in.Dont rush it,or you will brake the tile.
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Re: sliding shower door installation question

Yeah I'll definitely get a purpose-made tile bit, thanks guys!!

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Re: sliding shower door installation question

+1 on a bit for tile. If you use a wood bit you will most likely crack the tile.

Otherwise as has been said, no, no special bracing.
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Thanks for linking that for me Oricle!

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