Fit 25" inch shower door in 27 5/8 opening


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Old 04-30-14, 08:17 AM
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Fit 25" inch shower door in 27 5/8 opening

Title pretty much says it all. I have a 25" shoer door (it says it fits 24 1/2 to 25 1/2 openings), but the cabin I am looking to get has 27 5/8 opening.

Any way I can fit it without risk of leakage? Any extension panels? I need about an inch on each side.

This is the shower:

http://www.maax.com/-/media/docs/tec...-%20shower.pdf

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Old 04-30-14, 08:30 AM
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Is you 27 5/8 opening finished? If this a remod job whay can't you add filler pieces to close the gap. Send us some pics of your opening.
 
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Old 04-30-14, 09:00 AM
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sorry if I wasn't clear.

I already have a shower door that can fit 25+- 1/2 opening

I am lookin to buy a one-piece shower. The one that I like and fits the budget is this one:

Biarritz Alcove shower - MAAX

However, my door would only fit the 32 " x 33 " x 74 " model, which I find too small. So I want to buy the Biarritz 85 - 100973 model, that is 36 " x 35 " x 76". But according to the thecnical document, the door space for that one-piece shower is 27 5/8.

http://www.maax.com/-/media/docs/tec...-%20shower.pdf

So the question is if I can fit the smaller door in the bigger opening, or I should try to sell my door and buy a bigger door?

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Old 04-30-14, 10:05 AM
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And this is the shower door I currnely have:

Mirolin •

SD25PS Opening: 24 1/2" 25 1/2" Height: 69"

Install guide:

http://mirolin.com/downloads/pdf/Swi...tion-Guide.pdf
 
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Old 04-30-14, 10:16 AM
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Each door is made for a particular size opening. I don't see how you can make the smaller door fit the larger opening.
 
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Old 04-30-14, 11:54 AM
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You purchase the shower first and install and then you purchase a door designed to fit the shower, not vice-versa. Never heard of buying a random door and going from there. I'm sure the door was a great deal and that is why you bought it, but how good of a deal is it really when you are unable to use it. Most "off the shelf" shower doors have adjustable hinge locations and a fixed panel so that you can install in a range of openings. Your door looks like it was designed for one specific shower unit that you don't have.
 
 

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