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This page of my site is dedicated to topics relating to Frameless shower enclosures with the 90` corner configuration shown here,
The following 15 detailed photos can help you when designing and building your new shower enclosure!
The huge photos will tell some do's and dont's about our techniques that I believe will help you choose our company when comparison shopping
First let's talk about a key element at time of construction of you new shower
This bottom dam has good tilt draining the water shear back to the drain
lot's of showers have very little tilt or in some cases it will be tilted the wrong way or completely flat
we will often ask the customer to reinstall the dam and make it right or we will have to add some alum:(
This level is resting on a bottom dam with a tiny bit to much tilt however a little to much tilt is better than not enough.
I would say if the level bubble was to be divided right down the middle it would be perfect.
Why all this fuss about the bottom dam? It's because I like the swinging door portion of the frameless shower to be completely free of seals that attach to the side of the glass, I do install a bottom swipe however.
The problem with seals is the following: 1st THEY ARE VISIBLE. 2nd THEY ARE VISIBLE.
Just alittle 10 cent corner was needed to make this notch work. You might ask why can't you just make the notch on the glass exactly square? Well that's because the tempering process makes stress on the glass. Having the glass with a small radius about the same as a dime allow's us to sleep good at night knowing the glass won't explode later that year after installed.
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This next bit of information Talks about edge work and polishing that we do for a wet glaze system. I Know lots of other Glass contractors lag is this area. We use a flat grind where the glass is going to be wet glazed because it helps to hide any air bubbles that might appear in-between the stone and the glass after siliconeing the glass into place.