Retro fitting a victorian tub with safey rails

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  1. IleanasColors

    IleanasColors New Member

    Feb 20, 2007
    Retro fitting a victorian tub with safety rails

    Hello all,
    Any ideas on where to get or how to make a safety handlebar/ steps for a old victorian tub and someone with a bad hip? Sorry I don't have a better pic.
    Any ideas would be great:) Thanks Ileana

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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Most clampon grab rails will not accomodate that rolled rim. As a matter of fact, that leg tub should be too high for someone with a handicap to climb over the edge.
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Putting a rail in the tub isn't a good idea. Putting on on the wall(s) around thr tub is possible. That would likely mean no showers, though, since the shower curtain would block access to them.
  5. maintenanceguy

    maintenanceguy In the Trades

    Aug 18, 2008
    A floor mounted bar outside the tub might work, they make floor mounted bars for placing next to toilets. You could easily reach it from the inside and use it to steady yourself. A carpenter our tile guy could make a nice small step or two to get you up to the tub. Of course, I don't know how you'd then get back out.
  6. IleanasColors

    IleanasColors New Member

    Feb 20, 2007
    Thanks to ALL

    Thanks Guys, the input helped :)
    I'll post picks if i ever do anything about it:p
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