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Customer Reviews for Glacier Bay 18 in. L x 3.1 in. ADA Compliant Grab Bar in Brushed Stainless Steel

Internet #206767718

Model #20135-03202-18

Store SKU #239815

  • Exceeds ADA standards & supports up to 500 lbs.
  • Concealed screw design for a more decorative look
  • Backed by Glacier Bay Limited Lifetime Warranty

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  • 4.8
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  • 97% recommend this product
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We added a little caulking to play it safe. Also used the winglets that you buy separately… This gives me peace of mind for when my 80yr old mom is holding on. So far so good! It’s a nice looking bar and holding firm.
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Just what I needed for my front porch stairs. The install instructions were sufficient for my purposes. I suggest trying #10 screws in your 1/8” holes before installing bar.
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2 found this review helpful
My son put it up at an angle to secure...
My son put it up at an angle to secure it in the studs. I like it and feel safer with it on an angle like this,
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Defective screws enclosed
Bar is good. The enclosed screws are not cut deep enough to prevent these screwdriver from slipping. The instructions recommend a 1/8 inch drill bit but a larger drill bit is necessary to get the screws in. I had to go back and purchase hex head screws just to get the bar on the wall! Very frustrating!
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    Looks great!
    Great quality and easy to install
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    • Recommended
    1 found this review helpful
    Grab Bar
    Easy to install and very sturdy!
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    1 found this review helpful
    Sturdy grab bar for accessible bathroom
    Ended up getting 4 of thee for various places in the bathroom remodeled for accessibility.
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    1 found this review helpful
    I think this product is of good quality. I installed it vertically on the side wall of an elderly...
    I think this product is of good quality. I installed it vertically on the side wall of an elderly relative's stall shower along with a 36" grab bar horizontally on the rear wall. Mounting to studs was not an option because of where they were located. I used Bosch GT3000 carbide tipped glass and tile bits to drill 1/2" holes through the ceramic tiles and backing, which worked really well. Bars were mounted to the wall using 1/4" Fliptoggles. I needed 8 total for the 2 bars. They came in a package of 10. As many people have reported, some get lost behind the wall. I lost 2, even being really careful installing them. So if you go this route, make sure you have some extras. I used 2" long 1/4"-20 stainless machine screws instead of the zinc coated steel ones that come with the Fliptoggles because of the wet location. Wingits could have been used but would have required 3/4" holes (which I thought might be more difficult to drill than 1/2") and they cost a lot more than the Fliptoggles and stainless machine screws ($60 vs. $15 total for 2 bars). Aside from losing a few Fliptoggles the installation went smoothly.
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    16 found this review helpful
    I think this product is of good quality. I installed it on the rear wall of an elderly relative'...
    I think this product is of good quality. I installed it on the rear wall of an elderly relative's stall shower along with a 24" grab bar on the side wall. Mounting to studs was not an option because of where they were located. I used Bosch GT3000 carbide tipped glass and tile bits to drill 1/2" holes through the ceramic tiles and backing, which worked really well. Bars were mounted to the wall using 1/4" Fliptoggles. I needed 8 total for the 2 bars. They came in a package of 10. As many people have reported, some get lost behind the wall. I lost 2, even being really careful installing them. So if you go this route, make sure you have some extras. I did use 1/4"-20 stainless machine screws instead of the zinc coated steel ones that come with the Fliptoggles because of the wet location. Wingits could have been used but would have required 3/4" holes (which I thought might be more difficult to drill than 1/2") and they cost a lot more than the Fliptoggles and stainless machine screws ($60 vs. $15 total for 2 bars). Aside from losing a few Fliptoggles the installation went smoothly.
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    4 found this review helpful
    Excellent product gives rock solid support in my newly installed American Standard shower stall.
    Excellent product gives rock solid support in my newly installed American Standard shower stall.
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    3 found this review helpful
    DIY Drilling and Secret Tips
    The final result is satisfactory even great but a few problems came up during installation. Google search and Youtube videos really helped solve them. The instructions state 1/8 inch drill bit but the screws are bigger. We bought 1/8 inch carbide tip for tile but screws were too big so I tried skinnier screws. Initial start hole was difficult from slipping on the tile plus one carbide tip broke off. After watching expert DIY professionals, using masking tape and 2 types of drill bits made it much easier. We bought more carbide drill bits but with 4 different sizes. I redid the holes using 3/16 carbide tile tip to drill thru tile then changed to #12 wood drill tip for wood. After the bigger holes were drilled, I used instant glue on the screw shafts to adhere to the inside wall or they would be loose. (The instructions really should have recommended a size in between the 1/8 inch drill tip and the larger screws in the package.) This was for our mother and it saved us some money for labor by doing it.
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      10 found this review helpful
      BUYER BEWARE!
      Purchaesd this grab bar, the Wingits anchors, and Wingits drill bit, as the packaging for the grab bar indicated that it was Wingits compatible. All items were merchandised together and the use of a specific wall anchor SHOULD indicate that these products have been tested to determine that they are, in fact, compatible. This is not the case. Shame on Home Depot for such misleading packaging and display! To make the system work, I had to break apart the anchor system and use indelendently - but the end result still shows the location of 3 of the 4 anchors. Only able to include one photo with this review
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        9 found this review helpful
        Best decision i have made for safety
        As a senior i have needed a grab bar for a while To keep my balance. I was actually using the shower curtain. This Glaclier Bay grab bar took some planning to get both ends into studs but installed perfectly by following directions. I even installed the towel hook to avoid reaching over to the vanity for towel. Handy man wanted $300.00, i did it for price of bar and hook. Less then $50.00. Bar is stainless with stainless screws and solid as a rock. Never felt more safe!!!
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          12 found this review helpful
          This bar was rather easy to install, but takes a...
          This bar was rather easy to install, but takes a couple of hours. (Finding the studs took the most time.) It's very strong and secure. We bought two of them; one for a bathroom shower and one for the garage stairs.
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          8 found this review helpful
          Sturdy Product
          Great product, but definitely need the right accessories to make it an easy install on tile.
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            1 found this review helpful
            So easy to install, be sure to use a large enough drill when setting into wooden wall studs. I h...
            So easy to install, be sure to use a large enough drill when setting into wooden wall studs. I have installed 2 of these, both were very easy, be sure to find wall studs before starting. There are plenty of holes to mount screws. A very solid grab bar.
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            4 found this review helpful
            The hardest part was drilling holes in the tiles to...
            The hardest part was drilling holes in the tiles to secure grab bar. Diamond bit worked great. The grab bar is used daily and adds a sense of security for elderly parents. Very pleased !!
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            6 found this review helpful
            Very pleased they are very sturdy and do the job they were intended to do...
            Very pleased they are very sturdy and do the job they were intended to do...
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            1 found this review helpful
            NOT WingIts compatible
            ...at least out if the box. The holes on the template dont line up with the flanges. Dont drill the holes before checking!!!
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            Response from Pegasus FaucetDec 5, 2019
            We appreciate the feedback you provided to us. We do recommend that you do all the measuring and checks before you begin drilling your holes because of all the different applications of these bars. If you need any assistance with installation, you can call the Home Depot Proprietary Brands Call Center at 1-877-527-0313 or you can contact the manufacturer’s Warranty Call Center at 1-877-580-5682 and they can assist you. Both Call Centers can be reached Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 7:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am to 6:00pm EST.
              7 found this review helpful
              18 in. x 1-1/4 in. Concealed Screw ADA Compliant Grab Bar in Brushed Stainless Steel These grab ...
              18 in. x 1-1/4 in. Concealed Screw ADA Compliant Grab Bar in Brushed Stainless Steel These grab bars are attractive and functional. They blend in nicely with our other towel bars etc. We installed two, one horizontal in the tub area back wall to assist with getting up in the tub and the other vertically to assist with getting out of the tub safely. They have a simple and secure concealed screw mounting system, with snap on covers - mounting hardware is included. Nice brushed stainless steel finish. ADA Compliant, Exceeding ADA standards, instructions also say it will supports up to 500 lbs. We have had these installed for approx 2 weeks and would highly recommend them.
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              3 found this review helpful
              Works fine. I had to install it in one of those plastic tub surrounds so there screws we're not l...
              Works fine. I had to install it in one of those plastic tub surrounds so there screws we're not long enough. I attached it to a two by four way inside the wall with a 3 and 1/2 inch screw. Seems to be holding on really well.
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              3 found this review helpful
              Good price Does what its supposed to
              Good price Does what its supposed to
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              • Recommended
              By also purchasing a shorter one and Glacier's suggested installation devices I am assured of wei...
              By also purchasing a shorter one and Glacier's suggested installation devices I am assured of weight protection up to 600 lbs. Had installed following husbands back surgery. Once the handyman and I figured out the instructions it was clear sailing.
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              1 found this review helpful
              GOOD QUALITY
              GOOD QUALITY
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              If you're handy, the bars are easy to install and very sturdy. However, I have noticed that aft...
              If you're handy, the bars are easy to install and very sturdy. However, I have noticed that after a while the screws used to mount the bar might rust and possibly cause a rust stream down the side of the shower area.
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              2 found this review helpful
              The product included 6 heavy duty screws to attach the bar to the wall. Because I had a solid 2 ...
              The product included 6 heavy duty screws to attach the bar to the wall. Because I had a solid 2 x 6 behind the drywall where I attached the bar, it is strongly secured to the wall and will support a person using it to stabilize themselves in getting in and out of the shower. Also, the placement of the bar is by the toilet. The bar can assist an older person in getting up from the toilet. If one anticipates putting in a bar in a bathroom or other project they should plan on placing a strong 2 x 4 or other secured structural backing so the bar can be used for heavy holding or lifting. I liked the flange that easily pops off and on around the connection areas at the ends of the bars. The flanges hide the heavy screws used to attach the bar to the wall. The screws are about 2 inches long and easily pass trough drywall and attach to what is beneath the drywall. I've only had it installed a week or so, but my testing of the bar assures me it is strongly attached and will perform as expected.
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              • Recommended
              Easy to install with the studless kit.
              Easy to install with the studless kit.
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              • Recommended
              Great product..
              Great product..
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              • Recommended
              They look nice and they were easy to install. 30 minutes to install 2 of them. They are very st...
              They look nice and they were easy to install. 30 minutes to install 2 of them. They are very strong and of good quality.
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              I had three of these grab bars installed in two different showers over tiled walls June 4, 2018. ...
              I had three of these grab bars installed in two different showers over tiled walls June 4, 2018. The installer had the right drills to cleanly drill holes in the tile without cracking any of them. Some holes were in line with studs, but some were not. So the installer had to use a special fitting insert for the non-stud holes that would handle more than the typical pull force. We used three holes per end (there were 6 provided each end to choose from); one installer was going to only use two and so I didn't choose him for the job. The grab bars look great and are easily wiped clean. Around the end caps I used Clear Siliconized Sealant to prevent water from getting into where the screws are located. The end caps snap easily into position, but they're hard to get off which is good.
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              4 found this review helpful
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