Install the Fixed Support Panel:
the U-channel using silicone, screws
and anchors. The unit has been designed to use
the 1/8" setting block in the bottom of the
U-channel. The U-channel installation kit
has extra setting blocks in a verity of thickness
so you can adjust how each panel stands. Do
a dry fit of all of the fixed panels making
sure that you will end up with the correct
spacing for the door.
Hint: Use a drop of super
glue to glue the setting blocks to the bottom
of the U-channel. They tend to stick to the
bottom of the glass when you do the dry fit.
There are two types of U-Channel
installations, Dry-set, and Wet-set. A Wet-set
installation is required for the panel
which supports the door weight. You can do a
Dry-set on all non weight supporting fixed panels.
On a Wet-set install you put silicone in the
U-channel and set the glass into channel making
sure that the glass is making continuous contact
with the silicone. You can look through the
glass and see the glass make contact with the
silicone. Take care not to put to much silicone
in the U-channel or the glass will be floating
in the Silicone. When you have verified that
the glass is in the correct position put some
tape bridging from the glass to the U-channel
to prevent the glass from moving while the silicone
cures. A Wet-set panel needs to cure 7 days
before you install the door. This lets you fine
tune the gaps around the door so that the gaskets
If something goes wrong, and
you need to adjust or move the fixed panel after
the silicon has partially cured, you should
remove the panel and clean off all the silicon
and start again. It is a messy process, but
disturbing the silicon before it is fully cured
can greatly reduce its strength.
First do a dry-fit of all fixed
panels to make sure that everything will fit
correctly and give you the correct door spacing.
Use the clear vinyl setting blocks to prevent
the glass from resting on the tile.
Hint: use a small amount of
super glue to glue the correct setting blocks
at the corners of each panel.
Mark the clamp locations
and remove the glass panels. Install the clamps
as required. With the clamp plates removed,
position the glass in place and install clamp
plates. At this time you need to confirm the
spacing for the door and adjust as required.
For glass treated with Crystal Shield II you
should remove the inside clamp plate and put
a drop a super glue between the gasket and the
glass for each clamp.