Monday, March 2, 2015

How to Repair Bathroom Custom Bronze Towel Bar

By Gary Boutin   
Fig.1 Bronze Towel Post and Flange

Supplies and Tools: 
Acrylic caulking (around towel bars)
Phillip screwdriver
Metal anchors 3/8 by 2 in. (75 lb. rating)

Mr. Bothem home is located in Upland, California. Mr Bothem had purchased new custom bronze towel bars from a designer studio for his master bathroom. Mr. Bothem stated that the bar were on the floor after the football party. We talked and we believed that maybe the bar was used for an exercise equipment rather than holding a towel. Coincidentally the towel was gone from the bathroom area and never found. It was decided it was time re-attached the towel bar. 

This post shows the nine steps to re-install the custom bronze towel bar in the master bathroom. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the towel mounting post and metal flange that was pulled out of the wall.  
Step 2: Fig.2 shows below an Allen wrench unscrewing the Allen screw from the mounting flange.
Fig.2 Unscrewing the Allen screw
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the metal round mounting flange on the counter top with white plastic (75 lb) anchors. Fig.4 shows pan head metal screws that was threaded through the flange into the plastic anchors.
Fig.3 Metal round mounting flange
Fig.4 Pan Head Metal screws
Step 4: Fig.5 shows many items that need to be used in this installation. This pictures shows Allen wrench (straight bar upper right). Just below is the Phillip screwdriver tip. Upper left, is two broken plastic drywall anchors and lower left, is the pan head metal screws. In the middle is the post flange with two toggle bolts.
Fig.5 Toggle bolts
Step 5: Fig.6 shows the installation of the left toggle and fig.7 shows the right toggle bolts into the drywall.
Fig.6 Left toggle
Fig.7 Both toggle bolts
Step 6: Fig.8 shows the flange has been inserted into the wall and the left toggle bolt is screwed into the wall. Fig.9 shows the right side being tightened.
Fig.8 Left bolt
Fig.9 Right side
Step 7: Fig.10 shows the the bar is placed against the wall in preparation to install the circular towel bar.
Fig.10 Front post view

Step 8: Fig.11 shows  the Allen wrench tightening the Allen screw from the towel bar post into the metal flange.
Fig.11 Allen wrench tightening

Step 9: Fig.12 shows the towel bar is ready to be used.
Fig.12 Towel  bar inserted

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