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Moen SMA1000CH Home Care Securemount Anchor, Chrome
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on February 9, 2017
I installed a pair of Moen SecureMount anchors on a fiberglass walk-in type shower but I did encounter a problem. Moen cautions about requiring a 3 and 1/2 inch clearance behind the wall but how do you know that prior to drilling.There is the possibility that you will have to refill the holes and abandon the project, so it's a gamble.
I am giving a detailed explanation that may help others in a similar situation. I drilled the 1 and 1/4 inch holes fine and installed the right side anchor but behind the left side, there was metal A/C heating duct work. When I pushed the pastic guide into the hole, it was protruding by about 1 inch. I cut the ends of the plastic guide and taped them. I inserted the guide into the hole and then the anchor with the pull tab. There are little saw like notches in the plastic guide that enable the anchor to be locked in against the inside of the wall when you pull the tab. For some reason, I was not getting the locking effect. So I kept tension on the pull tab and started screwing the bolt with the mounting plate. At some point, you have to remove the pull tab since it gets in the way, then, using my hand, I pulled outward on the plate and was able to secure the plate tightly.
I think the reason I had success was because the fiberglass was thin, maybe about 1/8 inches thick. If I encountered the same problem with a drywall installation, I would probably use the snaptoggle toggler bolt with the Moen plate.
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on July 1, 2013
I installed three grab bars in our bathroom utilizing the Moen securemount anchor. The anchors installed per the directions with no issues. The only thing I didn't like was that the covers for the end of the grab bars did not fully cover the anchors. I put a thin layer of white caulking around the mounts which totally solved this minor cosmetic issue.
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on June 5, 2016
I did my research and considered several different options: The Solid Mount, Wingits, and this product. The solid mount is used for installing over a stud. The wingits cannot be installed over a stud. This product can be installed over a stud (using a lag bolt through the middle) or without a stud, using the plastic anchors. This seemed the most versatile product, and also the least expensive of the three. Furthermore, I had selected Moen grab bars, and pairing a Moen Grab bar with a Moen mount ensured that the holes would like up.

I used one set of these to install one Moen R8724P grab bar in a fiberglass shower. My initial plan was to select a spot where there was no stud and use the anchors as described. My fiberglass shower was adequate thickness (1/4") but after pushing on the fiberglass surface in a few spots it just didn't feel as solid as I wanted. So I decided to use these anchors in a location where there was a stud. The issue with the typical fiberglass shower is that there's a small gap between the fiberglass and the stud. After finding the stud and measuring many times, and using a level, and everything else I could do to increase the probability of making sure the stud was in the place I thought it was, I drilled a couple of pilot holes and found that yes, I can done my work correctly and the stud was there.

Because of the gap between the fiberglass shower and the stud, you can't just secure this mount with a lag bolt -- you'd crush the fiberglass shower when you tried to crank it down tight. So, I fashioned a couple of spacers out of some approximately half inch diameter tubing that I had. I measured the shower-to-stud depth, and cut the spacers to exactly that size. My measurements were 40mm for the first spacer, and 48mm for the second spacer (my shower bows out from the stud in the middle). I drilled out my pilot holes to the diameter of the steel tubing, inserted my "spacer", then installed these securemount anchors using the biggest lag bolts I had on hand. The grab bar then installs to the securemount with the included machine screws. I threw all my weight against it and tested it -- what I ended up with is a very secure install.

The one issue I had is that the stainless covers that came with the grab bar didn't completely cover the secure mount. It left the tiniest of gaps, which I managed to cover up with some caulk. It's not a big deal, but it turned my otherwise perfect install into something that looked a little amateurish. I see one other reviewer here had the same problem, so I guess it's not just me.
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on May 11, 2018
This is the one to buy if you want the stainless anchor late. Also less expensive than the single package that requires 2 EA.
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on September 30, 2016
Extremely easy to install and seems to be holding up well in a commercial environment. It took me longer to do the lay out than the installation. I bought the recommended drill bit, watched the Moen video and installed in standard drywall ceramic tile wall. Almost idiot proof.
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on March 5, 2017
Perfect for making mounting Moen support bars easier to mount. A bit pricy but well worth the cost.
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on May 2, 2017
Thank goodness there is a product for fiberglass showers/tubs that you can use to install a grab bar. Make sure your installer is familiar with how to property install as it can be tricky to not drop any pieces into the wall. Very sturdy and secure. Thank you Moen!
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on October 7, 2017
These are awesome! I had to put up ADA grab bars for my wife and these made the job much easier and are very secure.
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on October 25, 2017
Haven't used yet. Looks like excellent quality and easy to install.
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on May 16, 2016
Works perfectly. Well designed. Great instructions. These are expensive no doubt, but in the end I have to say worth it. Glad I bought them. Without them, I know the job would have been more difficult and not as well anchored.
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