Quadrant shower cubicle screen reinsert problem
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Sandy283
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Quadrant shower cubicle screen reinsert problem

by Sandy283 » Thu Feb 08, 2024 3:04 pm

Hi

I had to remove the glass panels from this quadrant shower cubicle and I'm struggling to get one of the screens back in place properly. The small glass panel is supposed to slide into the wall channel, and some holes in the side of the channel (inside the cubicle) should align with some holes in the frame attached to the glass panel, allowing for some screws to go in and securing the frame in place. My problem is that the frame isn't going deep enough into the channel. Normally I'd take the rubber mallet to it, but I'd probably end up with glass everywhere.....

I could try opening up the channel with some quick release grips, but that might cause stability problems, and open up the possibility of future leakage. Alternatively, I could try lubricating the frame a bit with some silicone lubricant - whilst this is unlikely to interfere with the silicone sealant that i'll be applying on the inside of the channel where it meets the tray (like how it was when I removed the glass panel), I'm not sure that this is the best approach. Can anyone suggest a better method?

Also, the frame on the other side of the glass panel (which has the pivot hinge) was glued to the tray, but as I don't have the original installation instructions, I don't know what adhesive is best to use. What would people recommend? Liquid nails?

Thanks
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Re: Quadrant shower cubicle screen reinsert problem

by stoneyboy » Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:26 pm

Hi sandy283,
From your description it sounds like you have disassembled an existing shower enclosure. If this is the case the screen should fit back into the channel - I usually have to push in the bottom corner in then slide the rest in place. Possibly the holes in the floor channel have burrs on them stopping the panel fully sliding in.
Use silicone mastic to seal the bottom hinge plate onto the shower.
Regards S

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Re: Quadrant shower cubicle screen reinsert problem

by Sandy283 » Mon Feb 12, 2024 4:11 pm

stoneyboy wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:26 pm Hi sandy283,
From your description it sounds like you have disassembled an existing shower enclosure. If this is the case the screen should fit back into the channel - I usually have to push in the bottom corner in then slide the rest in place. Possibly the holes in the floor channel have burrs on them stopping the panel fully sliding in.
Use silicone mastic to seal the bottom hinge plate onto the shower.
Regards S
Thanks stoneyboy - I can get it in past the holes, but I'll deburr anyway to see if that improves the situation.

Will use mastic on the hinge to then - I thought a 'proper' adhesive may be need in this situation as the pre-existing stuff was all hard as opposed to rubbery.

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