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Shower door doesn’t fit into the frame

By Peter Hotton
Peter Hotton
Peter Hotton has been the handyman expert for the Boston Globe for more than 30 years.

Q. My shower door does not fit correctly in the frame. How can I fix it?

It sounds as if the frame is out of skew, either loose or wrongly installed. Check to see if all connections are tight: where the frame sits on the tub edge, and where it is sealed and glued and screws to the wall at each end of the frame. If any part is loose, reglue it and/or use larger screws to tighten it. Or hire a plumber or an installer of shower sliders. If the door is not a slider, and is on a sort of telephone booth stall, check for an out-of square opening, which can be restored to square.

Q. Where can I find Venetian blind brushes, the type that clean several slats?

Try your hardware store, Home Depot or Lowe’s. Such brushes can be quite sophisticated, brushing dry, wet, or with your vacuum cleaner. Some have as many as six fingers that are inserted among the slats to clean five slats on both sides with a single sweep. You can also search online.
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