fixed glass panel--is a 3/8' U-channel deep enough

nycbluedevilApril 21, 2011

I have just finished building my shower. One side has a knee wall that is 16" inches wide. I need a fixed panel of glass to sit on top of the knee wall and go to the ceiling. The panel will be 16" wide x 54" high. The glass store wants to use a 3/4" deep U-channel for the bottom and side but I hate the look of so much metal. I know that 3/8" regular U-channels are available. Does anyone know if there is a stability risk with the regular depth channel? Do I really need the deep one?

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go with "frameless" and eliminate channels all together

    Bookmark   April 22, 2011 at 10:40AM
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use clamps instead of channels to hold the glass panels in place

    Bookmark   April 22, 2011 at 11:42AM
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Hello, I am also deciding on the depth of channel used on shower pony walls. I just found this post. Which size did you end up going with? And are you happy with it? We really want the lower profile metal on our pony walls but its not in stock for two months! So we are wondering if we should just go ahead with 3/4". Would love to hear your experience. Thanks.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 8:45AM
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Funny--I almost never check this forum anymore and completely forgot about this particular post. I went with the smaller channel and I am very glad I did.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2013 at 9:09PM
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