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

Posted by nycbluedevil (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 21, 11 at 16:05

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

go with "frameless" and eliminate channels all together


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

use clamps instead of channels to hold the glass panels in place


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

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.


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

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.


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