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Old 11-12-2017, 08:40 PM   #1
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Sometimes you just want to help out the elderly...especially after a lengthy hospital stay and now at home having difficulty showering while seated.

Less than a Ben Franklin and installed in less than an hour...her smile was a mile wide.

This is the mother of a good client...nuff said.
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Nicely done. Delta, I see.

(You didn't leave the shower head out of reach, did you?)

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Nicely done. Delta, I see.

(You didn't leave the shower head out of reach, did you?)
Off course I did...I can't do everything for free
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nice. doesn't sound like you need it, but the amount of references you could get from this could easily dwarf the upfront costs.
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No stud available?
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I don't think I've ever seen a stud on that centerline. That's normally framed around to leave space for plumbing.
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I haven't seen a slotted machine screw in ages. Where did you get those?
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The store...

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I don't think I've ever seen a stud on that centerline. That's normally framed around to leave space for plumbing.
Yep. I would move it over unless it was too far off. A horizontal bar might be better.
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Here's your sign...
More like a museum... Or has the US not adopted Phillips or Robertson machine screws yet?

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No stud available?
Never within an inch or two of the centerline.
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All my pro bono work gets me more pro bono work.
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Never within an inch or two of the centerline.
Already addressed. I'd rather go horizontal into studs, but that's just me.
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I'd rather go horizontal into studs, but that's just me.
I would too, for a grab bar. That's a slider bar.
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I do a fair number of grab bars on a diagonal if they're for going from sitting down to standing and vice versa. It all depends on the person's needs and how they choreograph their movements.

Sliders are excellent for a lot of people.
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All my pro bono work gets me more pro bono work.
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Already addressed. I'd rather go horizontal into studs, but that's just me.
Horizontal sliders makes no sense and even though somebody may make them...they still make no sense.

The valve here is dead center to a stud bay, same way I usually find them.
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More like a museum... Or has the US not adopted Phillips or Robertson machine screws yet?

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My shop out back resembles a museum...I just can't throw fasteners away it seems and from my 30+ years of collecting junk in this business and widow bound clean outs, I could show you fistfuls of slotted brass wood screws from the 60's, Alcoa aluminum nails, cut nails, lead shields, nuts, bolts, washers and just about every other jobbers need.

I really need to start throwing chit out I would agree.
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Horizontal sliders makes no sense and even though somebody may make them...they still make no sense.

The valve here is dead center to a stud bay, same way I usually find them.
What do you mean it make no sense? Which way does gravity work over there? The fact you call it a slider means you understand the potential shortcoming. How many times do I need to say I know a stud isn't in the center? I know where they are and how valves are installed, I installed them back in the 80s.

A wet vertical bar might not be the best support for a falling senior or anyone else. What do you mean if they make them that way? You haven't seen horizontal bars?

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nice. doesn't sound like you need it, but the amount of references you could get from this could easily dwarf the upfront costs.
Surely this was heartfelt, but make no mistake, a small investment to a client who has treated me very well for a first time client. He's runs a very successful jewelry operation with multiple locations, is well connected politically and owns more real estate than DJT.

Here's the text I got from him 730 this morning...

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