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My partner didn't have any idea of fixing a shower door so it can close properly so what he has done is grinded the metal part of the shower frame so the door does not hit it when it close. Now because he has grinded the metal it is now a safety hazard if people steps on it. I need to replace the bottom part of the frame, is it possible to just buy the bottom part of the frame and what do you call it or do I need to purchase a whole frame for the door?

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Hello, W/D here.
You can file and sand the burrs smooth and eliminate the hazard somewhat or you can probably buy a replacement threshold from a local shower builder (really, they're out there). Look in the book for custom shower/bath builders, and they'll have parts. The hardware stores rarely have shower thresholds, but you could look; you may get lucky. Usually, they would rather sell you a kit. We had a replacement shower door built with side panels, and it was pretty easy. If you want a replacement door frame, you can call it that, and they'll know what you mean. If you ask, they'll probably come out and take a look for free, and estimate the cost for them to do it. When we were going to replace our shower door and panels, the cost of them doing it vs. me getting the proper parts and doing it myself were so close that we just let them do it. Sometimes it just works out that way. They measured, built and installed it in several days. Your "repairs" will take much less time.
Best regards, --W/D--

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  • think3rrr Mar 08, 2011

    Hi W/D,

    Thank you for the advice, I'll look into finding a replacement threshold if they do sell it! The thing is I have a friend who is a handy man who had a look at it and has taken the bottom part of the metal frame (I think my shower door is called semi-frameless or inline panel type). We have been looking for a replacement but can't find it in any Bunnings Hardware stores (Sydney Australia Hardware store) so I'm dreading to have to purchase a whole set of shower frame... What to do?

    Worried,
    Think3rrr

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