Step 6: Install the remaining side jamb

installing the remaining side jamb of a shower door «»
If there is no glass side panel, slip the magnetic strike rail onto the remaining side jamb. Holding the rail and jamb, close the door until it lines up with the base track.

Adjust the jamb until it’s flush against the wall. Mark the wall alongside the jamb. Remove the jamb from the rail.

Align the jamb with the pencil line and mark screw hole locations.

Drill the holes for the plastic anchors. Screw the jamb to the wall.

To install a glass side panel, slip the remaining jamb onto one of the panel’s edges and the magnetic strike rail onto the other. Fit the panel into the base track. Butt the jamb against the wall.

Close the door and mark the wall along the jamb.

Remove the jamb and the magnetic rail from the panel and attach the jamb.

Slide the panel back into its jamb and base track.
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    Tools List

    • four-foot level
      4—foot level,
      for checking the jambs, door, and glass panel for plumb
    • 30-foot tape measure
      25—foot tape measure
    • caulk gun
      Caulking gun with clear, mildew—resistant silicone sealant,
      for sealing joints between frame and tile
    • automatic punch
      Automatic punch,
      for starting holes in tile
    • single cut file
      10—inch single—cut file,
      for removing burrs from aluminum pieces after cutting
    • ratcheting screwdriver
      Ratcheting screwdriver with No. 2 Phillips and straight bits
    • mallet
      Plastic mallet (for tapping in plastic anchors
    • 3/16 masonry bit
      Drill bits,
      3/16-inch masonry bit for boring holes in tile and 7/32- and 3/16-inch twist bits for pilot holes in aluminum
    • drill
      Drill
    • hack saw
      Hacksaw with 32-tpi blade,
      for trimming the aluminum base track and drip rail
    • utility knife
      Utility knife,
      for trimming vinyl sweep
    • shop vacuum
      Wet/dry vacuum,
      for picking up dust and metal chips

    Shopping List

    1. SHOWER DOOR AND FRAME

    2. CANVAS DROP CLOTH

    for protecting the floor



    3. GLASS CLEANER AND PAPER TOWELS

    for cleaning shower door and panel after installation.



    4. ISOPROPYL RUBBING ALCOHOL

    for cleaning walls and threshold before caulking