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Posted: 08/15/21 05:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just bought a knurled bar for our home shower in Home Depot. It was about $9-10 more than the smooth bar beside it.


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jetboater454 wrote:

Maybe 2 or 3 wraps of the shelf liner,then zip tie the ends. That way the middle shouldn't slip and the zips would be out of the way of your hands.


A) if 1 layer of the non-slip won't work, 3 would be worse.

B) How would you ever clean this?

OP, is this where you live, or you asking about semi-public location? I bought a pack of jersey gloves that had plastic palm, thumb, and front of fingers. When I got them I thought would keep hand dry when handling wet chains. Did not work for that but wife still uses to open jars. (make sure big enough to put on wet hands)

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jetboater454 wrote:

Maybe 2 or 3 wraps of the shelf liner,then zip tie the ends. That way the middle shouldn't slip and the zips would be out of the way of your hands.


I like your suggestion, Jetboater454. Good thinking. [emoticon]


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As an ole 'run what you brung' country boy, I might try using a relatively coarse sandpaper and sand (one direction only) around the grip section of the bar. This should scar the finish enough to allow a good grip and would only be as expensive as the number of pieces of paper used.
I likely would use the 2 inch bands and turn the rough side inward toward the bar and then just pull the strip until the textured surface I wanted is achieved.


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Horsedoc wrote:

As an ole 'run what you brung' country boy, I might try using a relatively coarse sandpaper and sand (one direction only) around the grip section of the bar. This should scar the finish enough to allow a good grip and would only be as expensive as the number of pieces of paper used.
I likely would use the 2 inch bands and turn the rough side inward toward the bar and then just pull the strip until the textured surface I wanted is achieved.

I doubt that those grab bars are made from stainless steel or aluminum. They are most likely just chrome plated steel and scarring that finish would soon lead to rust.

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If they made the bars triangular it would be a lot easier to hang onto. I have seen gardening gloves that have little rubber “grippers” on them. Maybe wear a pair in the tub or shower. When done toss them in the laundry? Sounds silly…but better that a slip and fall!

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JRscooby wrote:

OP, is this where you live, or you asking about semi-public location? I bought a pack of jersey gloves that had plastic palm, thumb, and front of fingers. When I got them I thought would keep hand dry when handling wet chains. Did not work for that but wife still uses to open jars. (make sure big enough to put on wet hands)


Wet chains never bothered me. It was the cold and wet that did me in. LOL. The only solution I found was to retire.

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Could you add those adhesive non-slip tub stickers? I don't know how well the adhesive would hold up, but they survive on the tub surface even when the tub is consistently filled with water. There may be some strips available that would provide more coverage.

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d3500ram wrote:

I design restroom layouts and specify components as part of my job. There are not many option variables as we need to strictly stay within the parameters of ANSI 117.1 guidelines (ADA is a whole other matter.)

Some of the few alternates are knurled and peened surfaces ILO of typical satin nickel finishes. [image]
Though possible, there is not much variation as a whole as the overall dimensions must be adhered. One of the largest suppliers of grab bars with whom I deal does not offer the knurled option in their catalog.

Ed, do you think the peened surface would make a difference?

I have installed the peened surface grab bars from Lowes and HD in our bath at our S&B and on the outside stairs at our summer place in Waynesville, NC. They have proved to be very resistant to slipping and provide all the support we need, even when wet.


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