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Old 11-10-2012, 11:21 PM   #21
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The nicer Sterlings have stirophome filler to study things up.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:45 AM   #22
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just use suction cup grab bars
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Sterling Tub surrounds generally have a couple inches between the fiberglass and the wall studs. At least everyone I've ever installed.
A couple inches is common, he said 'several' which is 4-5" in my mind.
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Why has no one asked if it need be ADA compliant and what would happen to him should it fail and not be ADA compliant...


If you can't do it right at least have a good lawyer on retainer..
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Ok well the job is done, there ended up being NO BLOCKING, despite the assurances of the builder. So I used these:

http://www.activeforever.com/p-2199-...l-anchors.aspx

Which are ADA approved for use in FG showers, they installed easy and seemed substantial.
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Ok well the job is done, there ended up being NO BLOCKING, despite the assurances of the builder. So I used these:

http://www.activeforever.com/p-2199-...l-anchors.aspx

Which are ADA approved for use in FG showers, they installed easy and seemed substantial.
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Ok well the job is done, there ended up being NO BLOCKING, despite the assurances of the builder. So I used these:

http://www.activeforever.com/p-2199-...l-anchors.aspx

Which are ADA approved for use in FG showers, they installed easy and seemed substantial.
the link is not working for me but I am assuming you are referring to
the Moen SecureMount Wall Anchors - Pair SKU: A16206

They are elegantly spreading the load over a large surface area.

The same could be done by gluing a round piece of 3/4" marine plywood
say for instance as big as a pie plate and then screwing into the plywood to mount the grab bar. Or you could glue ( epoxy most likely) a big thick piece of fiberglass to do the same thing.

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