Just fitting a new aluminium framed shower door. The frame fits inside
the 'doorawy' against malamine board. The instructions clearly say to
apply caulk on the outside not the inside of the join. Tat just seems
odd to me. I woudl have thought that the seal woudl go inside the join.
Sealing on the outside means water will wick between the frame and the
melamine and get at the fixing screws as well as just sitting there
Anyone able to explain the instructions? I've done what they say and may
write to the makers...
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My post was not a smart-ass comment to you but was good advice. I'm certain
this group has the expertise to answer your question but I suggested the
other group since there are some "Contractors" that hang out there and
provide good advice in that group.
First, tear out the melamine - that stuff isn't a lifetime product:) If the
door was installed in a FG stall, the instructions would make for an
adequate install. In your case, I'd install per instructions then caulk the
inside jambs (but not the inside sill edge).
If you caulk the inside, the gap will show on the outside. If you caulk the
outside and the inside, moisture from humidity is going to get trapped and
mold may start up. If you caulk the outside, it looks better and the water
can drain back into the shower when not in use. I would caulk around the
1) If your shower is really made of melamine you have bigger problems than
2) Caulk the outside to keep water from getting outside the enclosure.
Don't caulk the inside so that any water that gets in can drain out. Water
WILL get behind it even if caulked on both sides so you need to let it drain
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