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Shower Door Bottom Seal

Nowadays, since many people have started to make use of showers for their bathrooms, a shower door bottom seal of different designs have been widely installed. Aside from the sophisticated look and feel that comes with showers, they also provide privacy while you are taking your bath.

Shower doors come in 2 major designs, sliding doors and swinging doors. Those who make use of sliding shower doors will notices that they do not have bottom seals. However, swinging shower doors have readily installed bottom seals so that water is prevented from seeping underneath.

This seal usually attaches with an installed retainer. The retainer, in turn, screws tightly into the door itself. If not, it may basically slide inside and out of a channel that is located at the bottom part of the door. Although this can be done without the assistance of a handyman, you can ask for help from someone who knows how to complete the task if you are not completely familiar with shower door parts.

For you to successfully secure the retainer of the shower door seal, you just have to find the screws that secure it. Remove these screws when you finally find them with the use of a Phillips head screwdriver or a nut driver, whichever is within your reach. Once unscrewed, simply pull the seal away from the shower door.

If your door’s retainer has no screws, just pull the end of the seal with the use of a pair of pliers and give it a tug. This way, you disconnect the retainer from the door’s lower channel. Unroll your new seal and cut it in a length that is equal to the old one. If the retainer of your new door seal can be secured with screws, just put the old against the new seal. Put holes in the new one so that you get to use the old one as a template.

You can insert the screws through the retainer so that you can perfectly position the new seal over the screw’s ends. After you have done this, simply place the seal retainer to the bottom part of the door and tighten the screws.

Now, with the retainer attached to the door, you can slide the new seal into the retainer. You can ask your companion to help you by guiding the seal further into the channel while you pull the seal across it. Once fully installed, simply put a thin coating of petroleum jelly onto the seal where it connects with the shower door. The jelly acts as a lubricant for making the shower door bottom seal slide much easier.

Showers are supposed to be watertight. This means that no amount of water must escape the shower area and create such a mess on the bathroom floor. To avoid any unwanted bathroom mishaps, the shower door seal must be installed properly.