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Replacing Shower Door Drip Rail

Level of difficulty: Easy
Estimated time taken: 30 minutes
Tools required:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Screwdriver
  • New gasket
  • Rag
  • Warm soapy water

Step 1: Remove old drip rail

  1. Examine the drip rail you are replacing to establish whether it is held in place by screws, adhesive, or both.
  2. Turn the screws with a screwdriver until you can easily remove them.
  3. Scrape as much adhesive as possible off the glass with a putty knife.
  4. Grasp the shower door drip rail at one end and pull it free

Step 2: Compare

  1. Ensure your new drip rail is the same length as the old drip rail

Step 3: Clean

  1. Thoroughly clean the area around the drip rail on the shower door.
  2. Apply hot soapy water, rub it vigorously with cleaning rags, and rinse it with clean water.
  3. Allow the shower door to dry completely.

Step 4: Install new drip rail

  1. Remove the adhesive strip on the back on the shower drip rail
  2. Press firmly into position on the door
  3. Ensure that the drip rail is in it's special groove if there is one
  4. Reinstall any screws you removed

Example Video:

Regrout and Recaulk your shower

Level of difficulty: Moderate
Estimated time taken: 1 day
Tools required:

  • Grout remover
  • Razor blade
  • Scrub brush
  • Sponge
  • Bucket
  • Shop vacuum
  • Bleach
  • New Grout
  • Plastic putty knife

How to:

Step 1: Remove old caulking

  1. Removing caulking is fairly easy, it's just tedious
  2. Use a razor blade to get under the caulking and you should be able to pull it out with your fingers

Step 2: Remove all grout

  1. Using a grout remover, remove all group from the shower
  2. This is a fairly touch job and will require some patience
  3. Vacuum up grout remnants as you go

Step 3: Bleach

  1. Mix a little bit of bleach and water into a bucket
  2. Use a scrub brush and dip it in and scrub any areas where the grout was that appear to be moldy or contain mildew
  3. It wont hurt to go over anything that is a darker color

Step 4: New grout

  1. Mix your grout according to instructions
  2. Apply grout with your plastic putty knife
  3. Use your fingers when necessary to push in any grout
  4. Prepare for quite the mess

Step 5: Clean up

  1. Use a wet sponge to clean up any group on the face of your tiles

Example Video:

Clogged drain

Water spots on glass

Cracks, dents, and scratches