Project Guide

How To Install a Pivot Shower Door

1
MEASURE AND CUT THRESHOLD TRACK
Measure cut threshold track - Pivot Shower Door

Remember to measure twice and cut once.


  • Measure the wall-to-wall length of the threshold at the center of the enclosure ledge. Subtract the manufacturer-specified length.
  • Transfer this measurement to the threshold track.
  • Carefully cut the threshold track with a hacksaw. Use a miter box to ensure a straight cut.
  • Smooth the cut end with a file.
2
ATTACH PIVOT BRACKET
Attach pivot bracket - Pivot Shower Door

Attach the pivot bracket to the bottom ledge.


  • Apply silicone sealant to the inside edge of the pivot side of the bottom ledge.
  • Slide the pivot bracket onto the bottom ledge and secure it with screws.
  • Check to ensure the silicone sealant completely fills the area between the pivot bracket and the bottom ledge.
3
INSTALL THRESHOLD TRACK
Install threshold track - Pivot Shower Door

Install the threshold track. 


  • Clean the threshold thoroughly with rubbing alcohol.
  • Apply a bead of silicone sealant around the entire bottom edge of the threshold track.
  • Position the threshold track with the high side of the track located towards the outside.
  • Apply a bead of silicone sealant along the entire edge where the bottom track meets the wall.
  • Wipe away any excess sealant.
4
POSITION PIVOT WALL CHANNEL
Position pivot wall channel - Pivot Shower Door

Position and center the pivot wall channel on the bottom track.  


  • Place a carpenter’s level against the wall jamb and adjust it until the wall piece is plumb.
  • Use a pencil to mark the mounting hole locations on the wall.
  • Repeat this process for the wall channel on the opposite wall.
5
DRILL HOLES FOR WALL ANCHORS
Drill holes wall anchors - Pivot Shower Door

Drill at the marked mounting holes.


  • Ceramic Tile 
    • Put an X of masking tape over the tile to keep the drill bit from wandering over the surface. 
    • Use a center punch to nick the glaze as a starting point for drilling.
    • Use a ¼” masonry drill bit to drill the holes.
    • Tap wall anchors into the holes with a hammer.
  • Fiberglass 
    • Use a 1/8” drill bit to drill the holes. Wall anchors are not required.
6
INSTALL PIVOT WALL JAMB
Install pivot wall jamb - Pivot Shower Door

Install the wall jamb to the wall.


  • If a wall filler strip is needed, position it against the wall behind the wall channel and secure both with screws.
  • Attach the remaining pivot bracket to the top of the wall jamb.
  • Position the wall jamb with the bottom pivot bracket on the threshold track.
  • Secure the wall jamb to the wall with screws.
  • Place the nylon bushings on the pivots.
7
INSTALL PIVOT CLAMPS ON DOOR
Install pivot clamps door - Pivot Shower Door

Fasten the top and bottom pivot clamps to the door. Be sure any adjustment screws are positioned correctly so the door can be adjusted after installation.

8
INSTALL DOOR ON PIVOT BRACKETS
Install door pivot brackets - Pivot Shower Door

Guide the door up and into the top pivot bracket, then down and over the nylon bushing on the bottom pivot bracket.

9
INSTALL MAGNETIC JAMB
Install magnetic jamb - Pivot Shower Door

Install the magnetic jamb on the opposite side wall channel.


  • Adjust the door using the adjusting screws until it rests flush against the jamb.
  • Tighten all the screws after the door is properly adjusted.
10
COMPLETE PROJECT
Complete project - Pivot Shower Door

Put the finishing touch on your shower door installation.


  • Attach the seal strip to the bottom of the door and cut it to the required length.
  • Place the glass clamp sweep into place on the door’s bottom edge and secure it at the door clamp.
  • Place end caps on the tops of the wall channels.
  • Attach the door handles and any towel bars.