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Removed fiberglass shower replacing with tile and frameglass door

Removed fiberglass shower replacing with tile and frameglass door

Old 01-28-14, 07:51 PM
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Removed fiberglass shower replacing with tile and frameglass door

Just to be certain I'm on the right track.

First removed the fiberglass shower - lovely mess to clean up. The shower flange was shimmed out 1/4 from studs and the denshield(apparently no longer available in Fort Worth) was also shimmed out to meet the fiberglass.

In Lieu of ripping all of the sheet rock out, I'm working to make all of the walls plumb so that the cement board and tile will be plumb. There will be a small variation at the top of tile where it meets the old denshield.

My biggest question is screwing the cement board near the edges and how the screws may interfere with the frameless glass door to be installed. Screw spacing at 6" apart - how do i insure no screw will be where the door hinges are located?

Thank you.
Old 01-29-14, 04:31 AM
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Make sure you have good, solid framing in the wall where your heavy glass will be installed. I like to double up the studs so there is more wood to hit which allows more leeway when positioning and installing the glass. As for the screws... it's a good thing you thought of it. Check with your glass company and see if they have standard locations for the glass mounts and make sure you miss those heights with your screws. If they don't have standard mount locations I would write down the elevations where your screws are. Then when they come to measure for your glass you can put tape on the wall and mark "no go" locations for their mounts.

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