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towel bar (by J [FL]) Nov 22, 2020 9:56 AM
       towel bar (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 22, 2020 10:04 AM
       towel bar (by NE [PA]) Nov 22, 2020 10:19 AM
       towel bar (by J [FL]) Nov 22, 2020 11:08 AM
       towel bar (by Deanna [TX]) Nov 22, 2020 11:13 AM
       towel bar (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 22, 2020 11:50 AM
       towel bar (by J [FL]) Nov 22, 2020 12:19 PM
       towel bar (by Jason [VA]) Nov 22, 2020 12:34 PM
       towel bar (by razorback_tim [AR]) Nov 22, 2020 12:47 PM
       towel bar (by WL [CA]) Nov 22, 2020 12:48 PM
       towel bar (by Hoosier [IN]) Nov 22, 2020 12:59 PM
       towel bar (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Nov 22, 2020 1:26 PM
       towel bar (by DJ [VA]) Nov 22, 2020 1:27 PM
       towel bar (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Nov 22, 2020 3:55 PM
       towel bar (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Nov 22, 2020 4:19 PM
       towel bar (by Nellie [ME]) Nov 22, 2020 7:39 PM
       towel bar (by MikeA [TX]) Nov 22, 2020 8:54 PM
       towel bar (by Barb [MO]) Nov 22, 2020 9:19 PM
       towel bar (by J [FL]) Nov 23, 2020 7:23 AM
       towel bar (by plenty [MO]) Nov 23, 2020 5:29 PM
       towel bar (by don [PA]) Nov 24, 2020 2:18 AM

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towel bar (by J [FL]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 9:56 AM
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I am redoing a bathroom and the walls had to be shimmed out so the the backer board for the shower tile would be flush with the new drywall. The room is losing about 2 inches of space. It will be about 57 inches wall to wall now.

I was thinking of placing the new towel bar on the rear wall of shower in order to save the future T some space in the bathroom. However I've read negative things about doing this, that towels don't dry properly in this situation and that mildew can become a problem.

Should I just put it on the wall and ignore the space issue, or would you suggest one of those door racks in a rental property? Thanks.

--72.188.xxx.xxx




towel bar (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 10:04 AM
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If you are putting in shower doors then there should be one on the door otherwise I would just put it on the wall as there would be a less likelihood of damage. --73.120.xx.xxx




towel bar (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 10:19 AM
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First, I would not install the tile surround in a rental. Second, I would not put a towel bar inside of a tile surround in the shower. When the tenants decide to do gymnastics or chin-ups or whatever else they do in the shower and hold onto that bar, it's going to come ripping down along with your tile and you're going to have a nightmare to fix it. Especially if you can't match up the tile. --70.44.xxx.xx




towel bar (by J [FL]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 11:08 AM
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I didn't think of that. Sadly I could see a tenant damaging the towel bar if it's in the shower. --72.188.xxx.xxx




towel bar (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 11:13 AM
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You might think about putting a towel hook in the door itself, if it's solid enough to hold it?

I haven't had any problems with a towel bar in the tub myself-- but I haven't had many for it to become a problem. --137.118.xx.xxx




towel bar (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 11:50 AM
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At this point in my real estate career I am trying to make my units tenant proof - that is impossible. When I do up towel racks, I first mount a board up to studs and then mount the rack on the board --24.101.xxx.xx




towel bar (by J [FL]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 12:19 PM
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Is it acceptable to have one end of a towel rack mounted to a stud and the other end attached to drywall using a toggle anchor? --72.188.xxx.xxx




towel bar (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 12:34 PM
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J, itís acceptable if you want to be repairing that towel bar at every turnover. If itís not secured to a stud, tenants will pull it off of the wall.

Iíve moved towards solid wooden towel bars that are cut-to-length, so theyíll be mounted directly into the stud (and they donít have the chincey brackets that always break). --73.12.xx.xx




towel bar (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 12:47 PM
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I do as Ray does. Mount a board to the studs and the bar to the board. --70.178.x.xx




towel bar (by WL [CA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 12:48 PM
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I've started removing them entirely - they can't break it if it isn't there. They can hang the towel on the bath shower screen pole or door frame. --174.65.x.xxx




towel bar (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 12:59 PM
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I would not put it in the shower. If you have a solid wood door, you could mount to the back side of the door. If not, I like Ray n Pa's idea....we do that a lot with various wall-mounted items like coat racks. --99.92.xxx.xxx




towel bar (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 1:26 PM
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It is better to install a grab bar which can be used a towel bar. Once into the stud then the grab bar can not be torn out. European towel bars can mounted in the stud which are different then North American. Ikea sells that type of towel bar where mount higher up. In rental units or houses always have to think about abuse where installing better products seems expensive but over time have to be fool proof. --147.194.xxx.xx




towel bar (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 1:27 PM
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Since you are remodeling the bathroom, this is the perfect time to install 2x4 (or whatever wood you have laying around) cross pieces between the studs horizontally, at the locations where towel bars will be installed. This looks nicer but still gives support. Also put a piece behind the doorknob, and the towel ring, and the TP holder.

I would never want my personal towel bar in the tub or shower - it makes no sense to me.

I would rather put one up high & one below it, if wall space is that tight. Adults can reach the higher bar. Just make sure there is enough space between them that the top towel won't hang on the bottom towel, and so the bottom towel won't hang on the floor. --70.160.xxx.xxx




towel bar (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 3:55 PM
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I did away with towel bars and installed huge aluminum Gothic looking HOOKS. Hard to describe but they really work well. They look like a coat hook chunky and about 1 foot long with raised back plate, very decorative. Hang bath towels, hand towels, wash rags, bath mats, and can be used for bathrobes, or anything else that hangs. Saves space, nobody tries to hang on them. I bought a bunch of them years ago at Home Depot but I'm not sure if anyone sells them now. --72.199.xx.xxx




towel bar (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 4:19 PM
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Found some on eBay advertised as Jumbo Hook for Bed and Bath. I paid 2 bucks for each, They are now 20 something. Tenants love them. --72.199.xx.xxx




towel bar (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 7:39 PM
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I like to use a wood rod that I paint white with an interior/exterior high gloss white paint. Attach using regular hand rail brackets, location of which can be adjusted to wherever the stud is. It also allows for whatever length you want to make it. Unfortunately, the handrail brackets do get rusty.)

Alternatively, hooks are used by many people for towels. They say the towels dry better, but that logic just seems to fail me. Keep in mind that our rods are thick, so more air gets into the layers of towel. --70.16.xxx.xxx




towel bar (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 8:54 PM
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I'd get one of the 3m command strip rods if I were putting it on the tile. Won't make holes and will come off if they get to pulling on it too hard. --64.130.xx.xxx




towel bar (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 9:19 PM
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When we do a new build or a full remodel, we put in plywood or 2x4 to support grab bars and towel racks. We have started putting grab bars in our showers that are secured to the studs. It is a great safety feature.

You can get grab bars in all kinds of length, and they will work as towel bars just fine. --67.43.xxx.xxx




towel bar (by J [FL]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2020 7:23 AM
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Thanks. Unfortunately I have already hung the drywall sheets and don't want to take them out to put in the extra plywood...I'm going to use one of the other ideas on here. --72.188.xxx.xxx




towel bar (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2020 5:29 PM
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We've had luck with behind the door. And on side of vanity. If over the toilet they will remove them to put up an over the toliet space saving floor standing shelf thingy. And hook for towels work well. So does a strong attached shower rod. Don't get cheap there. --172.56.xx.xxx




towel bar (by don [PA]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2020 2:18 AM
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If you put the towel bar in the shower the tenant may well use it as a grab bar. A towel bar is not designed to be a grab bar and it may well give way,causing injury. You would be liable because you set a trap for the tenant by installing a "grab bar" that was not the correct product. Having something perceived to be a safety aid that gives way is worse than not having anything at all. --73.141.xxx.xx



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