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Old 07-26-2010, 08:40 AM   #1
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Shower Door Install - Possible Without Screws?


I'm stuck and my brain isn't working well this morning.

Neighbor asked if I could help install a shower door. They had a shower installed a few months ago in their basement but were using a curtain. They got tired of the mess.

Anyway - I couldn't for the life of me find studs behind the shower stall front walls. There are studs about 5" into the stall, but nothing along the front edge.

Not sure how to get this done without opening the walls and installing a nailer, at least not until I get more coffee in me. Any and all feedback is appreciated.

Rick, off to get some caffeine...
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:51 AM   #2
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Please disregard my previous post. Between all the long hours because of the heavy rains here and the fact that my dogs freak during thunderstorms, I'm running on fumes.

I don't know why I thought I needed 3" screws to install a shower door. Must have regular doors on the brain.

I'm definitely heading for the caffeine now... :-)

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Silicone and some small screws will hold them showers door. That dam stuff has some serious holding power if you prep the surface correctly.
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Hollow wall anchors?
If it's your run of the mill
Sterling, or Big Box special.
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Yep, it's a Sterling, and the hollow wall anchors did the trick.

Hopefully the Brewers will win in regulation and I can get to sleep early tonight. No rain in the forecast, so the pups will be peaceful.

Thanks!
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Glad you got that resolved

I used to work out in that neck of the woods- company was based out of Waukesha
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Glad you got that resolved

I used to work out in that neck of the woods- company was based out of Waukesha
Which company? I work out of New Berlin, just down the road.

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Yep, We did a few jobs out that way...

I worked for Ford Construction out of Waukesha. Bob Ford is the owner, nice guy and a heck of a contractor

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