Blocking for frameless shower doors

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  1. centurion

    centurion New Member

    Jan 4, 2009
    New Jersey
    I am redoing a shower and will have frameless shower doors installed. I know I need blocking for where the glass attaches to the wall, but I am not sure the best way to do it. I have seen some say to put two 2x4 studs together vertically in the wall centered on the curb. Some say use 3 2x4's. Others say to turn the 2x4 so the wide side faces the wall so there is no chance of a screw going between the 2x4's. Some have even said to use a 2x6 to allow more room for "error". Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. WorthFlorida

    WorthFlorida The wife is still training me.

    Oct 28, 2009
    Orlando, Florida
    This is how mine was done by a contractor. 2x4" laid flat but do it anyway you want. At least use 2x4's and no 2x3's unless it's tight for space. The home was built with a mix of studs. Wood if it was a supporting wall, metal for everything else.
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  4. breplum

    breplum Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    Plumbing and heating contractor
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Can't beat 2 x 6 vertical and flat. Definitely best practice.
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