tub grab bar

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by goat53, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. goat53

    goat53 New Member

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    I have a few fiberglass tub/shower units that the built in grab bar is broken or missing ,, I can't seem to find any supplier of these locally ( Ga ) we have a Maxx and Bath Craft plant here and they will not sell parts . Does anyone know of a parts supplier for these items ??
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Most manufacturers can not sell to individuals due to contract agreements with dealers. I would think that they would be able to give you the name of a local dealer that you could go through. Perhaps a Google search would find a dealer.
  3. Randyj

    Randyj Master Plumber

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    Depending on what it looks like / how it's made... if it is just a short piece of solid plastic I'd just look for replacement stock...some type of similar material that could be cut to length.
  4. goat53

    goat53 New Member

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    The rubber / plastic grommets / seals are the biggest hold up have a supplier of the actual round stock , and we have 7 local plumbing supply specialty stores here ,, they can't buy from the mfg either nor will the mfg give anyone a hint as to the supplier they use .
    We have used the round stock with screws in at the tub wall to stop side play and caulked the hole around the ends ( covering the screws ) with GE silicone caulk , but in the newer appartments this just don't look very good .
  5. Pewterpower

    Pewterpower New Member

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    Just a shot in the dark, but........ have you tried e b a y ?
  6. Randyj

    Randyj Master Plumber

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    You might have to look for something silly like those little plastic hole covers used in computer desks, boats, and other things that wires or cables run thru.... just a suggestion... just because it says that its for a whirly gig doesn't mean that you can't use it for a jackalope skinner.
  7. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Even if you got a new bar there may be no way to keep it in place. They are normaly held in place behind the wall set.
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