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Old 11-10-2011, 06:14 AM
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This is the hinge on my shower door. The end of the door farthest from the hinge side is dragging on the threshold so it needs some adjusting. Anybody know what to do with this thing? Can I loosen it up and square things up? Do I loosen the door or jamb side screws? I realize I could just start loosening things but it would be nice to have some first hand experience because it's heavy and I don't wanna f it up.

I know it looks all out of square in the picture. It's just the way I was holding the camera. In the picture, the door is to the left and the jamb to the right.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:32 AM
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Who installed the door?
How long has it been a skew?
Is the shower jams plumb?
Got a pic of the mounts to the shower jam?
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It has been fine for 5 years. It's moving. The mounts to the wall are fine. It's clear that the gap between the door and the jamb is bigger up top than at the bottom.
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I wonder if that hinge pin is worn.
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I agree with cedar, if the picture was taken with the door in the closed position you can see that the two hinge leafs are not square with each other indicating wear on the pin. I would replace the hinges if not, you might just be chasing your tail.
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The hinge is square. Like I said, it's just the way I was holing my phone. The pin is in the door side of the hinge and you can see the gaps between the tongue and the door are symmetric. The door wasn't all the way closed and my phone was a little cockeyed. I think the whole assembly needs to move toward the jamb or the tongue protruding from the right side needs to retract into the jamb side hinge.
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guessing the holes are overdrilled to allow adjustment
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Originally Posted by skibum View Post
guessing the holes are overdrilled to allow adjustment
on the hinges
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It's tough to see with the background. Maybe get your wife to be showering while you take the picture?
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The section of the glass is cut bigger to allow adjustment. During fabrication, they drill two holes and the cut to the centerlines of each hole. The hinges more or less clamp to the glass. You better be damn careful if you attempt this yourself because if that glass bumps the threshold or tile.........BOOM! You will have a big mess on your hands.
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It is a 2 position hinge. I had the same issue. In order to tighten it the inner hinge needs to be in the open position. Once you do that you will expose two internal set screws, just tighten them and you are good to go. This can be done with the door on or off. If you choose to remove the door make sure to have padding down. One person can do it but 2 make it alot easier.

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That's what I'm looking for BSpot. Thanks guys.

Just1more, there's a rubber gasket at the threshold so I should be good.
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You have a larger problem than the hinge. There appears to be some monster in the hallway in your picture.
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Originally Posted by ericinmich View Post
It's tough to see with the background. Maybe get your wife to be showering while you take the picture?
That's a good idea. The only problem is she's so damn short I might catch the top of her head at best!!
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
You have a larger problem than the hinge. There appears to be some monster in the hallway in your picture.
Oh shit! You're right. I'll address it when I get home!!
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Originally Posted by camnbo View Post
That's what I'm looking for BSpot. Thanks guys.

Just1more, there's a rubber gasket at the threshold so I should be good.
You better put a towel or cardboard down anyway! I'm telling you, if the gasket folds the wrong way and the slightest tap on the corner of that door and it will pop.
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You better put a towel or cardboard down anyway! I'm telling you, if the gasket folds the wrong way and the slightest tap on the corner of that door and it will pop.

Been there, done that! POW
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The glass is notched, and the hinges just clamp the glass. Loosen the clamping screws and raise the door.
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The glass is notched, and the hinges just clamp the glass. Loosen the clamping screws and raise the door.
That's the way mine works. Over time the glass slides a bit between the hinge pieces. Loosen, raise and re-tighten. Just be careful as noted above.
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I recently adjusted my shower door and the hinge looked just like yours. Here is what I did.......get some shims and put them on the bottom and sides of the door to hold it in place. Loosen screws and use the shims to create the proper distance on the sides and the bottom. Tighten screws, you are done.
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