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General Installation Instructions for Handlebar™ Grab Bars

Grab Bar Installation

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, #GRABDASHBAR grab bars will comply with the ADA's accessibility standards.

Grab Bar Installation Diagram

  1. Safety codes recommend that handlebars be installed in a tub or shower in the shaded area.

  2. Find the wall studs and mark their locations.

  3. Tape flanges so they won't slide during installation.

  4. For tiles, wall screw a 3/16" pilot hole through the tile with a masonry bit.
    (if you are installing a handlebar on a sheetrocked wall go to step 6)

  5. Next for a tiled wall, drill a 5/32" hole through the stud.

  6. Attach handlebar with 1-1/2" screws provided in each package, making sure to hit a stud(s).
  7. For a handlebar with concealed flanges, line up notches on flanges with notches located on mounting brackets then lock into place.

Note: If you can not locate two wall studs, install the handlebar vertically on one stud. HANDLEBARS MUST BE ATTACHED TO WALL STUD(S).

Grab Bar Diagram

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