Recognize this grab bar?

bbstxFebruary 6, 2014

I have a single male friend (that means he doesn't have a wife who would know exactly what style she initially installed!) who has unfortunately suffered some health set-backs. When his house was built 10 - 15 years ago, he had a few grab bars installed. Now he needs additional grab bars. He has asked me to help him track down more grab bars. The picture below is what he has. I cannot find a match, nor can the young man at the hardware store. Do any of you recognize this grab bar and know where my friend can buy more?

The closest I've found is linked below. It has a stepped, square back plate and is available in chrome. Other than that, it doesn't match.

Here is a link that might be useful: Elements of Design Grab Bar

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Katy60

The Rohl Palladian is somewhat similar, but the plate is round rather than square. I didn't see any matches, but Faucet.com has a fairly large selection if you end up trying to find a complementary rather than matching one.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 10:22AM
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bbstx

Thanks, Katy.

I have done a pretty thorough search of grab bars looking for a match for him. I think he is going to have to chose between a similar backplate or a similar bar. I'm wondering which is less noticeable - the back plate not matching or the bar not matching.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 10:57AM
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divotdiva

Perhaps he can find some reasonable priced ones and just replace the old ones to match the new. I know not the best solution. I bought from faucet.com also

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 1:42PM
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bbstx

LOL, dd, you and I and most other folks on here, would do just that - replace all of them. This is a single man. He has a nice house that is well maintained, but he isn't overly fussy about decor. He cares, but he doesn't care that much.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 1:49PM
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divotdiva

Then maybe some of the bars with the rubber undersides will suffice - more secure to grip and no matter the looks! LOL!
I would think as bbstx remarks, the backplate matching or not would be most noticeable.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 6:07PM
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Olychick

Is this it?

Here is a link that might be useful: Grab bar with square flange

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 1:53AM
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enduring

Olychick, that has got to be it!

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 7:46AM
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bbstx

To paraphrase Henry Higgins: By George, you've got it! I knew someone in the Garden Web community would find it! My eyes nearly crossed looking for it for the past several days. Please tell me how you searched for it. I need to learn your techniques.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 9:35AM
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bbstx

Sent the link to my friend and he has already ordered them!
Thanks again, olychick!

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 10:31AM
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Olychick

Yay! Well, I think I googled "chrome grab bar with square flange" or maybe "stepped" was in there, too. Then I went to image search and just scrolled thru pictures, which I find easier than opening a bunch of websites. It was quite far down and kind of a small pic, with many things that didn't match my search criteria showing up before it. Funny, because Amazon usually hogs all the first hits on stuff like this.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 1:11PM
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bbstx

My search term was nearly the same, iirc. And, like you, I searched images. I guess I gave up before you did! Glad you have greater stick-to-it-ivness! And my friend really thanks you. He doesn't have to settle for "close."

I love this community!

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 1:59PM
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raehelen

I'm impressed too! Yeah, sometimes I forget that actually scrolling through images is a great alternative!

I'm also impressed with that price! $12.99 from one of the sellers! So good it's hard to believe that it's actually a grab bar...that's less expensive than any towel bar I've seen, and it's really pretty!

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 2:34PM
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