Blocking for frameless shower doors

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  1. centurion

    centurion New Member

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    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.

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    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

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    Can't beat 2 x 6 vertical and flat. Definitely best practice.
     
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