Maax shower enclosures are made from a glass frame that attaches to your already existing walls. Though a professional can get the installation job done for you, it will be much cheaper and possibly faster to get it done yourself. You'll just need the right tools and several hours worth of free time.
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Things you need
- Drill bit
- Rubber Mallet
- 22.7kg. drywall anchors
Shut off the water to your house at the main water shut off valve.
Align the shower enclosure walls in the location that you would like to install them. Make a mark in the mounting holes located around the perimeter of the walls. You may need assistance to hold the walls in place while making these marks.
Screw holes in the walls at points where you made the marks on your bathroom walls. Use a drill and an appropriately sized drill bit. See the manufacturers handbook for specific screw and hole measurement for your particular style of shower enclosures.
Insert 22.7kg. anchors into any hole that does not line up with studs within your bathroom walls. Use the rubber mallet to gently hit the anchors securely into the wall.
Secure the mounting brackets to the walls in the locations where you have made holes and inserted anchors. Use the supplies screws that have come with the shower enclosure kit.
Attach the shower enclosure walls to the mounting brackets. Use the supplied screws and glass attachments that are supplied with the Maax enclosure kit. Refer to your specific model's handbook for any details on particular attachments that need to be installs. Use caution when handling the glass.
Seal the joints that are located between the walls of your bathroom and the shower enclosures. Use a caulking gun to spread a bead along these seams. Smooth the caulk in place with your finger. Allow the caulk to dry before you use the shower.
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