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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hpiguy Quick Installation, Excellent Directions, All in One Kit
I have to say that the three part shower door system by Delta is really what the DIYer is asking for when putting in a new shower door, or as in my case, replacing a 30 year old sliding door assembly on an existing tub surround.
The track/frame assembly arrives in one slender box, with all the hardware you'll need and a very nice set of directions that guide you step by step to ensure success.
When you unpack it, you'll notice the quality metal extrusions and the thickness/durability of the material. It cleans up to a nice shine after install. You have the choice of using the beaded/rolled design facing out as I did (see pictures) or the completely smooth side of the top track to match your tastes. Since the top track just rests on the sides, if you change your mind later, it can be swapped around as well.
After you remove the original doors and tracks and clean the old caulking off, expect to spend about 2 and a half hours from beginning to end assembling the tracks and securing them to the tub surround. If you haven't done this type of work before, allow yourself a half day (4 hours) at the most. Take your time, it pretty much falls into place when you follow the steps.
The only parts that would challenge a beginner would be cutting the top and bottom pieces to fit the width of your particular shower. If you have a good hacksaw with a quality blade, this will go much easier. If you have a power miter saw, this step takes mere moments to accomplish.
The sides install quickly and easily with the holes predrilled in the jambs making locating new holes in the side of the shower a snap.
The top track system snaps into place over the jambs and the glass hangs onto the top track quickly and without any struggle. The glass slides effortlessly on the well grooved track. Totally silent with no sticking. The bumpers and guides make sure the glass stays in place in the tracks and doesn't bang around.
I'm recommending this to all my friends that want to install new shower doors. Don't wait any longer, you can't go wrong with this sliding shower door system! Start designing your new doors today.
July 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Raybo Shower rails and door comination-leaks
If the shower head is pointed anywhere near center or towards the door, you will have water on the floor from the splashing down the door into the bottom rail and out on to the floor. I had to wipe the floor up everytime until I pointed the shower head towards the wall. It made it awkward and uncomfortable. The doors should be about 1/2 inch longer and it would stop this problem. and you cant jsut shorten the side rails as then the doors wouldn't fit in the track on the bottom rail.
April 19, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by damutt Cutting to size is Difficult
Per the instructions given, using a fine tooth hack-saw and a miter box to cut the track is not as easy as illustrated. The track moves as you're cutting it because the miter box is not deep enough to hold the height of the track, even when you turn the track sideways. If you're lucky, you'll be able to re-cut or file the end you've tried to cut correctly. If I ever do this again, I'll ignore the instructions and take my chances with my reciprocating saw instead of the hack-saw. Good LUCK !
April 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mtoutlawman63 The finishing touch
With a reversable design it give you a choice to gice it the professional look.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by charles excelant
Good quality for the price and easy to install. Just follow directions and measure twice. That way you won't need to buy any replacement parts.
September 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Quality Product
Just follow the instructions and you will have a quality replacement door track assembly installed in no time.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nate Easy as it looks.
Easy to install. First set of enclosure took about 3 hours. Second took 2 hours. You may have to shim the top to get the track level as the tub is not level. Shim before you caulk. Very happy with the end result and I am a critic of most products.
March 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by spencer Great quality & price, but definitely brown, not bronze
The one complaint I have about these rails is that they really aren't bronze - oil rubbed bronze will have some metallic elements to it, however slight (that would be the bronze part), but these are just painted brown. It's a nice brown, but it doesn't match any oil rubbed bronze fixtures I have, including the door handles I ordered as part of this kit (those actually look like typical oil-rubbed bronze with the golden metallic hints).
That said, these are very sturdy and seem high quality, yet very lightweight. Unless your tub frame exactly matches, you will have to cut these to length, and this could be done by hand with a hack saw, but if you have a chop or miter saw, I would recommend getting a blade for non-ferrous metal - it cut through these like butter and left a clean edge. I especially like that the bottom rail is smooth (no grooves for the doors) and only has a lip on the outside, which drastically reduces the chances of mold, mildew and soap scum building up. Despite not having grooves, the doors do stay in place and move smoothly without rattling.
January 7, 2014