The guys from the shower door company came in yesterday and installed the floating frame shower glass around the master shower. The question I have, is why does everything have to start with making more holes? In the picture to the right you can see Dave drilling into the tiles. This is where the clips will be attached that will hold the glass. But more holes, really?
The tile is really hard and these guys went through several bits to get the job done.
It takes two guys to get the glass all placed correctly and set in the metal brackets. To make things worse for them, the inside surface of the glass panels has been treated with a compound that makes it shed water quickly, and is very slippery.
I was impressed by the amount of time it took to fine tune all the small adjustments to the panels and the door. By spending some time on these adjustments, everything went together with a minimal gap between the panes.
These gaps were taped on either side and a clear silicone caulk was used to seal these spaces. It smells like vinegar, though. It takes about 24 hours to dry enough to get wet and about 48 hours to clean the panels well. The inside coating will be a bit hazy on the glass for the first cleaning or two, and then the glass will stay nice and clear.
I also had these guys cut a piece of glass for me that will cover a small table downstairs. When they bring that back, they will attach a "Sweep" to the bottom of the shower door and we will be done! Also done this weekend, the dry wall guy came in and painted a bunch of the spots and fixed the master shower tub hole. Things are starting to look up!