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    doing an inline frameless shower door about 58" wide with 1/2" glass. Will consist of one fixed panel and the door. Door will be hinged on the wall and be about 26-30" and NOT go all the way to teh ceiling. The panel will be the remaining width and will be hooked with clips. Was trying to decid on 3 options for panel. 1) have it go all the way to ceiling and attached at floor and ceiling. 2) have it same height as shower door and only attached with clips at side and floor and use support bar off teh top. 3) 2) have it same height as shower door and only attached with clips at side and floor. Im leaning towards 1 or 3. So my qustions are: How much wobble in #3 and is this unsafe? How bad does #1 or #2 look?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYC-DIY View Post
    doing an inline frameless shower door about 58" wide with 1/2" glass. Will consist of one fixed panel and the door. Door will be hinged on the wall and be about 26-30" and NOT go all the way to teh ceiling. The panel will be the remaining width and will be hooked with clips. Was trying to decid on 3 options for panel. 1) have it go all the way to ceiling and attached at floor and ceiling. 2) have it same height as shower door and only attached with clips at side and floor and use support bar off teh top. 3) 2) have it same height as shower door and only attached with clips at side and floor. Im leaning towards 1 or 3. So my qustions are: How much wobble in #3 and is this unsafe? How bad does #1 or #2 look?
    I never specify shower clips on the ceiling or floor. I do not like any penetrations in my shower's waterproofing system at all. Since I mostly build topical waterproofed showers I do not let the glazers drill into my floors.

    There is many ways to achieve the same look without the clips.

    Do you need the glass to go all the way to the ceiling?

    What type of waterproofing are you using in this shower?

    Is there a shower curb? How was it built?

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    I don't need the glass to go to ceiling, but I'm considering it just for stability. Would a 30-32" fixed panel that is only attached on side and bottom be stable?

    Not built yet, but will be a topical waterproofing I think. How do you not allow glaser to drill into it? How else would they attach glass? And why worse to puncture ceiling or floor than to puncture wall?

    Curb will be standard 4x4 mortar curb built as part of the shower pan.

    Thanks,
    Mark

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    A glass panel that is only "stabilized" at the bottom and one side will be VERY delicate, especially if you should stumble and bump into it. Either use a top rail to secure the top edge or run the glass all the way to the ceiling so it can be attached there.
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    I frequently build relevant waterproofed showers I do not let the glazers make a hole into my floors. There is lots of ways to get the similar look without the clips.

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