Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ladywheels nice grab bar
This series of grab bars (various sizes) are nice, solid, and easy to install (with proper tools and appropriate grab-bar molly). They match towel bars, etc. so the bath looks like a home, not an institution. I just wish there was a 30" bar -- in one place, 24" was too small but 36" too large. Note that they go up to 42" online.
I like that the bar is the right diameter for a woman's hand (1 1/4") and has a bit of texture to make it less slick, especially when wet and soapy. The returns are not rounded but don't seem to be a poke hazard.
May 4, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jll1 42 inch grab bar
I bought two of these to go along the walls above a corner jacuzzi. Had to have an extra hand to mark the holes while trying to hold it and a level nice and level against the wall. The flange with the holes for screws had many options, but only a couple are feasible, as the screws will not fit behind the bar. Used another product for anchors where there were no studs, which was easy, but those screws also would not fit behind the bar. I will install the second one next weekend, I think it will go smoother, as I will choose better holes to mark that will let the screw and the screwdriver to go beside th bar. However, I think there are only a possibility of two screw locations that are really accessible.
It is lovely when it is done, does not look institutional.
April 27, 2009
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HD1234 Max weight limit 250 lbs. Good enough for our needs for elderly mom.
Installed under bedroom window for elderly mom to assist in getting in and out of bed and walking. Stylish rope design was the main reason we purchased it for bedroom along with slightly smaller diameter of bar made grip more comfortable for a petite lady. We could only find one stud in wall to secure into so we had to buy large drywall anchor which costs over $10. Max weight is 250 lbs but sufficient for our needs.
September 18, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by patb difficult to install
While the product has a solid beam construction and nice finish, the size at 42" is impossible to align with studs significantly reducing install strength. Also the flanges have screw holes that are poorly aligned with the bar meaning you need to use right angle tools to install this. This makes the install difficult for the average homeowner.
June 9, 2012