Tuesday, May 21, 2013

How to Install Bathroom Shower Handicapped Bars

Fig.1 Safety Bars
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Cordless driver with Phillip bit
Handicapped bar kit
Hand held Phillips screwdriver
Stud finder

Stud finder

Mr. Emmet lives in Lucerne Valley, California. Mr. Emmet was going to have his mother live with him for a while. She needed to have handicapped bars installed in the shower area. Mr. Emmet purchased this kit at Lowe's® on sale.  He needed this installed in the guest shower immediately. 

This post show the six steps to installing handicapped bars inside a shower unit. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows a two bar kit. 
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the shower wall, it has grout lines. Use a stud finder to penetrates the wallboard tile to find the wood studs.
Fig.2 Shower wall
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the screws used to puncture the wallboard tile and into the wood stud.
Fig.3 Shower screws
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the bars that are being set up for the shower wall. Drill the holes with a cordless drill and a 1/4 inch wood bit into the wall. Insert the screws into the stainless steel bar. Four holes were pre-drilled for the bars on each side.
Fig.4 Shower safety bar cap
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the bar covers are not in place.
Fig.5 Shower bar sideways
Step 6: Fig.6 shows the job is finished and the bars are there to keep the owners safe.
Fig.6 job finished

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