Replacing rubber seal around glass shower doors w/ metal frame

Old 04-18-05, 07:01 PM
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Replacing rubber seal around glass shower doors w/ metal frame

I am trying to get my basement shower up to snuff. We moved in about a year ago and I have just ignored it and used the upstairs shower. Now we're going to have a relative staying for the summer and I'd like to get it up to par. It's a corner shower unit, with sliding glass doors with metal frames. The rubber/silicone seals that are sandwiched between the edge of the glass panel and the metal frames are full of mildew and rust, and I'd like to replace them. I have taken off a door, and unscrewed and removed the frame, and the strip came right off - I thought it would be caulked on. But it's pretty disgusting and sort of dried out/stiff. I looked at Menard's but they didn't carry replacement strip like this. Does anyone know if this is something I will be able to find at a store or online? I'd rather not buy all new doors, when they'll clean up nicely otherwise.

Old 04-19-05, 05:16 AM
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I deal with subs that lose parts all the time for different plumbing stuff.

I think you will find that you have to order this material from the manufacturer direct. I know I order extra hardware packs, tops, rails, and towel bars for tub and shower doors through my plumbing supplier. He contacts his factory rep and the process starts. I have never had the reason to buy the rubber 'u' channel that holds the glass in place.

You might try some plumbing supply houses in your area and tell them what you are trying to do. You may or may not have good news when talking to them because I know they will try to sell you new doors.

Good luck on your venture.

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