Home Improvement--General/Shower door problem


Hello Diane,

I have a bathtub with sliding glass doors. My doors should slide back and forth but one of them swings in and out. The other one is fine. I'm not sure what part it's missing to hold it in place. Any help would be appreciated

Thank you!

Hello, Kathy.

I'm having a little difficulty visualizing your problem. Most sliding tub-shower doors have tracks on the top and bottom, and there are guides that are supposed to keep them in line. It may be possible that the "swinging" door is not staying on the track. There are very expensive tub-shower door systems that have a top track only, with guides that attach to the tub to keep the doors aligned. I don't know what your door system looks like, but there is a solution to your problem!

Fixing the door is not a do-it-yourself project. Your best solution is to contact a local shower door company and ask them to help you fix it; you can also ask how much they will charge. The repair will cost some money, but it will be less than buying a new system.

Good luck with your shower door!


Diane Plesset, CMKBD, C.A.P.S., NCIDQ
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I will answer questions about anything to do with bathroom remodeling: design considerations, safety, function, materials (cabinets, countertops, plumbing fixtures and fittings, lighting/switching, heating and ventilation, tile, stone, concrete, tub and shower enclosures, flooring, etc.), saving water, trends, ROI, and appearance.


25+ years as a bath-kitchen design specialist, hundreds of completed bathroom projects (all styles, all investment ranges). Author of "THE Survival Guide: Home Remodeling," co-host of a home improvement program on a local radio station for over three years. Currently hosting "Today's Home" on Lifestyle WebRadio every Sunday afternoon (http://www.todays-home.com).

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Multiple degrees: Bathroom Design, Residential Interior Design, Kitchen Design, and Lighting Design. Regularly attend classes and seminars to maintain current knowledge about codes, trends, sustainability, new products, etc.

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Awards: Henry Adams Designer of the Year, CoTY, Master Design, Best of the Best, Chrysalis, Excellence (best home in its category), and NABE (best how-to book, 2003). "THE Survival Guide: Home Remodeling" received #1 listing in the City of Chicago publication, "Hiring The Pros".

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