Handicapped grab bars that won't rust

dowbrightNovember 12, 2012

Can anybody recommend a good type to buy? I'm hearing horror stories about rust in grab bars for the shower. I'm getting a beautiful glass tile wall, and a rusty grab bar would ruin it. Please help if you can. It's deeply appreciated. :)

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millworkman

Stainless Steel in a #4 satin finish

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 7:49PM
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alan_s_thefirst

Lots of them are stainless now. Make sure you use stainless screws, and, more importantly, use silicone underneath and even on the screws to ensure the wall penetrations remain waterproof.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 8:48PM
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millworkman

Make certain it is a "finished" stainless steel and not "mill finish" as that will rust which is why I said a #4 satin stainless.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 10:07AM
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elphaba_gw

I can't really answer your question - I'm also shopping for grab bars but your post helps me understand perhaps why there are such huge differences in price between grab bars of the same size.

I have purchased 4 Kohler brand bars at faucetdirect.com mainly because there was a large assortment of sizes (and I need several variations). Kohler was more expensive but I wanted them all to match. Perhaps the price will also help avoid the rust.

--crossing fingers.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 12:36PM
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