I need to install a door but the tile is off by 1" from the top to the bottom? Is there an easy workaround for this?

thanks, Dean

  • There are ways to deal with this. It isn't as easy as telling you what to do. Easiest thing is find a shower door that allows 1" out of plumb. They are out there. This is not end of world - it happens.
    – DMoore
    Oct 16, 2019 at 16:22

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That is way out of plumb... but don't worry, there are solutions. You need a shower enclosure that has 2-piece side frames. They are designed so that the outer piece that the door(s) butt up against when closed can be adjusted by sliding them into a "U" shaped channel that attaches to the tile:

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  • so I may be ok then? I think each side may be off by 1/2 inch, and that added up to an inch!!! it did say 'per side' there!!! so I may be barely ok. Oct 16, 2019 at 13:14
  • @DeanHiller, since it is such a big gap, it should be easy to use a 4' level and see how bad each side is. You could then know with relative certainty if one side was way off or if each side was off.
    – JPhi1618
    Oct 16, 2019 at 14:28

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