I am looking to install a glass shower door using this frame.
The glass is really heavy. The concern is I won't really be installing this door into studs. The vertical bar will be in studs but Most of the weight is in two collars that site on top and protrude about 1.5 inches from the vertical bar. Those collars have two anchor screws. They will sit next to the stud but not be on it.
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That section is a hollow back wall. I have tile and 1/2 inch cement board. No stud is available at that section. I called delta and they said I would need to purchase and use 3/16th inch tile anchors. They did not seem concerned with hanging these doors using anchors.
So two questions. Will it be safe to hang 75 lbs of glass door using 4 anchors? If so what type of 3/16 inch anchors would you use? When I search home depot there are a lot. I would prefer to get them at home depot. I am having my bathroom guys hang the door but I have to supply all the materials.
If it matters the anchor positions will be about half an inch from the studs.
bathroom guys? ...... are you saying that the stud is 1/2" behind the cement board?