Grab Bar Installation Instructions
If you are uncomfortable with any steps of this installation have a professional complete it. A Handlebar™ Grab Bar is only safe if installed correctly!
Vertical Grab Bar Installation
Grab Bar Installation on Tile Wall
Horizontal Grab Bar Installation
General Installation Instructions for Handlebar™ Grab Bars
Please Note: The American with Disabilities Act provides accessibility standards for the design, construction and alteration of commercial facilities and public accommodations. The standards require properly designed and installed grab bars in bathroom areas of such buildings. If properly installed, Grab-Bar.com's grab bars will comply with the ADA's accessibility standards.
- Find the wall studs and mark their locations.
- If using a concealed screw Handlebar™ Grab Bar, tape the flanges so they won’t slide during installation.
- For a tiled wall, drill a 3/16” pilot hole through the tile with a masonry bit.
- If you are installing a Handlebar™ on a sheet rocked wall go to step 3
- If you are installing a Handlebar™ on a fiberglass wall you must use Solid Mount for a secure installation
- Drill a 5/32” pilot hole into stud.
- Attach Handlebar™ Grab Bars with the screws provided, making sure to hit the studs.
- For a Handlebar™ Grab Bars with concealed screws, line up the notches on the flanges with the notches located on the mounting bracket and lock into place.
Note: Handlebar™ Grab Bars must be attached to wall studs
Handlebar™ Grab Bars can be installed in many locations throughout the home or business:
The ADA's accessibility standards include specific height requirements for the installation of grab bars. Other requirements may also be applicable in your jurisdiction.
- In the Bathroom
- In the Shower
- By the Toilet
- On the wall outside of the Shower or Tub Enclosure
- By a jet-tub or soaking tub
- In the Shower
- In a hallway – in place of a long run handrail – between doorways
- By small sets of stairs or between room transitions
- At the Top and/or Bottom of staircases – before the railing begins/ends
- Anywhere the flooring is not level or changes material. For example a carpeted living room to a tiled kitchen.
- In the Bedroom near the Bed