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Unread 12-12-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
gjenning
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tile grab bars

We have installed a new handicap ceramic tile shower for my husband and need several grab bars. However, we have installed the bars, but the covers will not snap over the mounts. We have tried several times and even added washers to set the mounts further off the tile, but the covers still won't snap on. Any suggestions? Are there different bars for drywall and ceramic tile? Thanks
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Unread 12-12-2007, 07:37 PM   #2
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Not sure which version you are using. Some have a dimple that just snaps over the mount - others actually use a set screw.

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Unread 12-12-2007, 07:55 PM   #3
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One I used took a lot more pressure to actually get it to lock in place than I expected. If you loosen it slightly can you lock them in place? Careful, as sometimes they're a pain to get back off again! You'll need to do that to get them back tight on the wall again.
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Unread 12-12-2007, 07:56 PM   #4
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tile grab bars

We are using the snap on mounts. The bar on the drywall mounted with no problem, but the four bars in the ceramic tile have frustrated 4 different carpenters. Should we try a different type. The caps just will not go over the mounts.
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Unread 12-12-2007, 07:57 PM   #5
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push them over the mount then turn until they are tight...
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Unread 12-12-2007, 08:00 PM   #6
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tile grab bars

Yes, we left one loose and the cap snapped in place. However, the other end is flush with the tile and it will not snap.
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