Shower Door Radius at Bottom Corner Causing Gap


Question pertains to installation of shower door. I cut the bottom per directions, measuring above the curve on the bottom of the shower stall (fiberglass) and deducting the 9/16" from the measurment. When I put the bottom piece down, there is a quarter inch gap on each end (aprox.) due to the radius, I can't get the piece to fit snugly againts the wall on the pivot side. Also, here's the really bad part. When I put the strike piece againts the side wall of the shower, it does not fit squarely at the bottom due to the radius at the bottom, same thing on the pivot side, gap at the bottom corner. If I try to raise the piece up such that the gap is minimized the strike/pivot pieces are almost over the top of the bottom piece. Suggestions? Thanks.
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it sounds like y6ou are going to have to cut the angle off the bottom and the side rails to make them fit . start with small cuts using a hacksaw, then filing down w/ a fine file. if there is a 1/4" gap, it doesn't sound too bad,b ut it's best to make a couple sm,all cuts and file rather than guess and make too big a cut. you may end up w/ a "hole" at the corners when you're finished, but if you're careful, keep the angle cuts to a miniumum and take your time, they won't end up as noticable as you think. also don not caulk anything until everything is cut and fits as you want it to. use duct tape to tape hold down the bittom track while you get the side rails cut and mounting holes located and driled. then sweep up any mess and clean your work area and make sure you are ready to finish from here. when you caulk the bottom track make sure the surface of the shower is clean and you have enough caulk to do the job. when doin the side rails, caulk the bottom back surface about 6-8" high then secure to the wall. when all is finished caulk side rails to shower surface and outside side rails to shower surface to help hide the notches you made. also caulk the bottom track outside the same way. and let dry the recommended drying time plus and extra time you can allow.
good luck...
mike..........
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Thought I'd follow up with an update to my situation (as it were). I contacted the Sterling/Kohler company today. Thier customer help person informed me that the door I bought (model # 1500D-36S) .....can not... that's right, can not be used where there is a radius at the point where the side rails and bottom rail meet. Funny. The installation instructions say in bold letters, "if you have a radius in your shower enclosure at the point where the side and bottom rails meet, be sure to measure the distance between walls above the radius"....The instructions even provide a little picture to show you where you should put your tape measure. Clearly this suggests that the shower door can be used in a shower stall that has a radius. No where is there any mention made of cutting or filing down the edges to accomodate for the radius. Funny. The customer rep said that they used to have these instructions in the booklet. Funny. After she spoke with her supervisor, she said that those instructions were removed because the door is not suitable for enclosures with a radius. Funny. Nothing anywhere says anything about that. So what did they say? Return the door to Home Depot. She said that she "hoped" they would take it back. I told her someone would be taking it back one way or another. At that point my tires were spinning with her and I vented a little more and said good bye. Sucks that a company would seemingly continue to sell a product that they know is not suitable for some applications. Maybe they figure the homeowner would just caulk it to death and hope for the best. Who knows? Well its back to the drawing board. I am not done with Kohler though....... WARNING! Kohler/Sterling does not engage in open and honest merchandizing. Thanks jmk
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