Billy and Chris arrived today from Binswanger Glass to install the glass doors in bath 2 and the master bath. They were not completely successful.
Above, a toolbox full of parts needed to install glass shower and bath doors. Billy and Chris also deployed drills, bits, shims, aluminum, a table saw, a framing square, protective pads, ladders — and a deliberate pace that proves they’ve done this for 12 years, speaking in shorthand.
For the first project, Billy and Chris installed the shower frame for Jadin’s shower — and one of two sliding glass doors. According to Chris, the second sliding door was cut too large and the mounting holes were drilled in the wrong location. They ordered a replacement. It will take about a week to arrive, according to Chris.
Chris attempts to lever into place the frosted and tempered glass door to the water closet in the master bath. Billy is inside the water closet working the bottom of the door into position. They discover that the glass is about 1/4 inch too wide; it was measured incorrectly.
Billy, left, and Chris, right, walk the oversized glass door out of position. After this, they measured the passage several times, using several tape measures, to confirm the glass is 1/4-inch too wide. They marked the correct widths on the glass door, carried it downstairs and out to the truck to take away. Because the glass is frosted and tempered, it cannot be trimmed or cut to proper size. They order a replacement. Chris says it will take about a week to arrive.
Back downstairs in bath 2, Jadin’s bath, Billy, left, and Chris, right, meet with more success installing the glass panel and door that enclose the water closet.
Billy braces the glass door while Chris collects shims and screws.
They screw the pivot into the blocking behind the drywall.
Here’s the door, left, and panel, mounted.