adding glass shower door to fiberglass tub ?

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Old 08-11-11, 07:34 AM
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adding glass shower door to fiberglass tub ?

hi - i currently have a fiberglass tub + shower stall/surround with a typical shower curtain.

in the future, i would like to rip out the fiberglass tub+stall and replace with a standard bath tub and then install tile up the walls - but that will not be for another year or so.

i would like to purchase a glass shower door because im sick of the shower curtain. the issue is, the fiberglass shower stall protrudes out from the wall (thickness of the fiberglass) maybe 1" or so. if i install the shower door today, it will screw into the fiberglass stall. the issue is, in a year or so if i replace with a standard tub + tile, then i will have a 1" gap on each side of the shower door since the fiberglass will have been removed.

i dont want to spend the money on a nice shower door now unless ill be able to reuse it when i install the tub+tile. is there anything i can do? do they make 1" spacers i could put on each side of the shower door if and when i do install a new tub+tile?

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Old 08-11-11, 09:19 AM
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Bypass or hinged door(s)? If you go bypass, you could just buy the longer width now, the doors will just overlap a couple inches now.
 
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Thought of posting that mitch....but you will need longer upper rails and lower tracks for when the tile is installed wouldn't you? I miscut one at my last house and the stupid piece of extruded aluminum cost me like $35+shipping.

syn...are you sure you'd want an older used door on a nice new tilled tub area? Why not find a cheap or discounted one now and buy a nice one when the time comes. You could always donate the older one and take a small tax write-off. And you know how sometimes projects get pushed back......what if it takes 2 yrs to get done?
 
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Darn, I never thought of the rails and tracks. Nice catch, Vic.
 
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Originally Posted by Gunguy45 View Post
Why not find a cheap or discounted one now and buy a nice one when the time comes. You could always donate the older one and take a small tax write-off. And you know how sometimes projects get pushed back......what if it takes 2 yrs to get done?
that sounds like an excellent plan - thank you,
 
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