Walk-In Stall Shower with Grab Bars

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Moen LR2308W Home Care 12-Inch Suction Balance Assist Bar with a Comfortable Bath Grip, Glacier

$27.45
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  • A cross-laminated vapor barrier can be placed on the steel studs before the substrate boards are applied. This will capture both liquid water and water vapor. Be sure to also incorporate solid blocking that may be required for shower grab bars. Take lots of photographs that show the location of the blocking. Write on the blocking the distance to the centerline from the floor and be sure you can see this in the photos.

    Tips for placing shower grab bars include installing a vertical bar on the outside of the enclosure to assist the user as he moves in and out of the fixture. Mount a second bar horizontally, 36 to 38 inches above the floor on the back shower wall.

  • It’s true: size does matter, at least when it comes to grab bars. Since most stud layouts are 16-inches on center, I prefer to install 18-inch grab bars so that you can easily hit two studs and still keep the grab bar nice and level. However, stud layout in a bathroom or shower space that has plumbing pipes in the wall doesn’t always end up on a 16-inch center because more often than not, the location of the plumbing pipes coming up through the slab are in the way and the studs have to be adjusted to fit. It’s always a good idea to find the studs before you buy the shower grab bars so you can be sure to get an appropriate sized shower grab bar that will end up hitting two studs. In some cases, I’ve had to turn the grab bar at an angle to ensure it lines up with the wall studs correctly. Check your local building codes, as the grab bars must be horizontal and a designated height in some jurisdictions.

    It’s true: size does matter, at least when it comes to grab bars. Since most stud layouts are 16-inches on center, I prefer to install 18-inch grab bars so that you can easily hit two studs and still keep the grab bar nice and level. However, stud layout in a bathroom or shower space that has plumbing pipes in the wall doesn’t always end up on a 16-inch center because more often than not, the location of the plumbing pipes coming up through the slab are in the way and the studs have to be adjusted to fit. It’s always a good idea to find the studs before you buy the shower grab bars so you can be sure to get an appropriate sized shower grab bar that will end up hitting two studs. In some cases, I’ve had to turn the grab bar at an angle to ensure it lines up with the wall studs correctly. Check your local building codes, as the grab bars must be horizontal and a designated height in some jurisdictions.

  • Getting in and out of a slippery bathtub can be difficult even when mobility isn’t an issue. One of the most important safety enhancements to any bathroom is a . Grab bars for bathrooms are attached strategically to walls in the tub and shower area to offer a steadying brace while getting in and out of the bath and shower, when standing in the shower and, if needed, when getting up and down from the toilet, greatly lowering your risk of a fall.

    Wall-mounted grab bars and grab bars for showers that are properly installed onto walls offer the greatest stability. Bathtub grab bars that attach directly onto the outside edge of the bathtub provide assistance getting in and out, but you need to be extremely carefully when installing them because they can easily detach if not secure; they may be best as a temporary option, when drilling into a wall is not possible or when helping balancing what you need most.

    Start by choosing the right size and quantity. Bathroom and shower grab bars range in length from 12" to 48”, enabling you to find a grab bar for virtually any wall. Keep in mind that the longer the grab bar, the more surface area there is for you to grip from a variety of positions. Toilet grab bars are another option and are often positioned jutting out from the wall behind your toilet or designed to be mounted floor to ceiling.

Install Wall Mounted Shower Grab Bars-Quick and Easy

It’s true: size does matter, at least when it comes to grab bars. Since most stud layouts are 16-inches on center, I prefer to install 18-inch grab bars so that you can easily hit two studs and still keep the grab bar nice and level. However, stud layout in a bathroom or shower space that has plumbing pipes in the wall doesn’t always end up on a 16-inch center because more often than not, the location of the plumbing pipes coming up through the slab are in the way and the studs have to be adjusted to fit. It’s always a good idea to find the studs before you buy the shower grab bars so you can be sure to get an appropriate sized shower grab bar that will end up hitting two studs. In some cases, I’ve had to turn the grab bar at an angle to ensure it lines up with the wall studs correctly. Check your local building codes, as the grab bars must be horizontal and a designated height in some jurisdictions.