Medline Bathtub Bar, Locks to Side of Tub
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- PVS Plastic
- Made in USA or Imported
- Tool-free installation has stainless steel components with rubber-lined pads that won't mar tub surface
- Adjust to fit tubs 2.75"- 6.25" (7-16 cm)
- Smooth texture
- Product type locking tub rail
- Mount type bath tub
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The bathtub bar that locks to the side of your tub allows for you to get in and out of your tub. It has a crank-style, locking device that attaches to tub walls up to 6 inches wide. The unit is 6 inches wide. It is equipped with rubber pads to protect the tub walls and weighs only 7.05 pounds. 250 pound weight capacity. All coated steel design for durability.
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Top Customer Reviews
Of course the onus of responsibility for safe use is on the user and installer: it must be slid onto the side of the tub as directed and it must be secured as directed. Simple but necessary steps. I always give my Bathtub Bar a little tug before getting into the tub, to make sure it has not loosened or slipped out of place. So far, it has not shifted in any way and shows no sign of loosening. It is just common sense, however, that the user with mobility concerns be cautious whenever using any adaptive or supportive device.
We are 70 and 80. Our hands don't have the strength they had 35 years ago, but we still do fine opening jars & winebottles. If we have not the strength to tighten the bar properly, it is dangerous for us. If we tightened it properly & it moved as it did for me, it is dangerous.
I just thought I would mention that after buying the product, I decided that it was just too likely that, with wet/soapy hands, I might lose my grip on the device when getting out of the tub. So I purchased some bicycle handlebar tape and wrapped it around the entire metal handle. The particular handlebar tape that I used was this:
Stella Azzurra Eleganza Tape
You could use other less expensive handlebar tape for the same purpose.
By the way, I placed the bathtub bar (on the outside tub wall, of course) midway between the head and foot of the tub. I put it there so the device could be easily reached irrespective of whether I am getting up from a bath or stepping out after a shower.
Get one that attaches to the wall. Weight is not evenly distributed and puts too much pressure on too small of an area. I know it is not supposed to bear all of your weight, but tell that to an aging father undergoing chemo as he is living in your home and cant get into the tub by himself.
Find the location about off the center point.
Open the jaw (up to the maximum 6.5 inches).
Start turn the screw and lock it.
Simply,low price, It works and save the fall or life.
A quality matte finish paint job, not shiny white, more like a very light taupe, i.e., about as subtle as it's possible for an object like this to be. (!)
I am over 70 with arthritis in my hands and even I only needed to use a rubber "no-slip" grabber to help me solidly tighten the bolt.
Cons: the tightening bolt sticks out almost 3 inches from the tub: the closer the bar can be positioned to a wall, the less chance of it being hit by an unsuspecting guest's leg when the shower curtain is covering it. This would have made my review 4 stars until I realized that if the bar is being installed in a guest bathroom, it's pretty easy to remove and leave in the tub before your party.
So...5 stars. It's a pleasure to use.