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Question DetailsAsked on 6/26/2013

Who is reputable and can install grab bars in my shower stall. Oklahoma City area.

I need 2 grab bars installed in our shower. The shower is surrounded by tile, so they will have to be knowledgable and skilled.

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You are right about needing it done right - both drilling mounting holes in tile, and installing a grab bar wrong and then pullin on it can break tile.

A good, conscientious handyman can do this, as can a tile contractor and a plumber - but that is probably also the ranking of cost, with handyman labor cost probably half the cost of a plumber.

Personally I have no experience with the no-hole type, which grip by a suction cup - but I don't think I would trust it to not have released due to water exposure by the time you need it. I would go with the type that takes a series of long screws or lag bolts. Be sure the fasteners penetrate the stud(s), not just the wall, or you can rip a section right out of drywall behind tile. I would also be sure it comes with a rubber pad between the bar mounting base and the tile, to distribute the load and prevent an edge load from breaking tile.

You need to decide which type you want - there are horizontal and vertical as well as ones that can be mounted either way, handle type, and vertical rod type that wedge between tub or shower and the ceiling - sort of like a chinup bar wedges in a doorframe. You will also have to choose between chromed, white enamel, brushed nickel, brass, stainless, and probably a couple of other finish choices.

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Answered 6 years ago by LCD




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