Questions on installing a semi-frameless shower door in a prefab shower

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Old 12-27-18, 06:20 AM
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Questions on installing a semi-frameless shower door in a prefab shower

Good morning,

I'm looking to install a shower door in our prefab shower, and I'm running into a few issues that I'm hoping there are some good solutions for.

Question 1) What is the best way to handle the rounded corners of the base in the prefab shower to ensure I have a flush/sealed door? I'm assuming filing the corners of the track is my only option (picture attached).

Question 2) As you'll see in the picture attached, the top of the prefab shower is considerably lower than the shower rod, which is where our curtain has to hang to keep water from splashing over the top. I need about an additional 7" of height with the shower door, but I have no idea how I would install and mount it since the prefab shower is what I attach the frame to. Any thoughts? I'm wondering if there is some attachment/extension I could install on top of the frame to extend the height, without it looking bad. Hopefully that makes sense.

In case it's helpful, the width of the shower is slightly over 55" and the height is slightly over 56". I was looking at purchasing this door, although it may not be ideal since it looks like the top of the frame would extend 2" above the top of the shower. If anyone has any different thoughts - would love to hear them!

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Delta-Si...0374/205714666

I'd really appreciate any thoughts you all have. Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 12-27-18, 06:35 AM
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You better look close at that door, it's got square corners and your tub is round.

From first glance it doesn't look like it will fit.

Best bet is to identify the tub and see if they make a door specifically for it!
 
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Old 12-27-18, 07:59 AM
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I don't think your tub is a good candidate for doors. Before proceeding with doors measure the width of the shower opening right above the tub and at the top of the pre-fab unit. Some have a taper so the top could be wider than the bottom... further complicating a door installation.

If you look at the door you linked it is NOT installed in a pre-fabricated tub shower unit. It is above a standard tub with a tile surround which has a sharp 90 degree transition from the tub to surround.
 
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Old 12-27-18, 03:23 PM
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well that's a bummer - I guess we'll either have to make do or eventually decide to tear out the whole pre-fab shower. Thank you for the response!
 
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