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grab bar

grab bar
A hand grip, usually installed in a shower, which may be used for steadying oneself.
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Product categories including: folding shower seats, grab bars, brass drains, specialty shower curtains, and hand held shower.
Also, install 12-inch grab bars perpendicular to the floor at standing height for support when entering the shower or tub, and on closet frames for support when dressing.
For detailed grab bar installation instructions, search "install grab bars" at familyhandyman.
Or for a spa feel, they make a teak grab bar that comes in six different lengths, from 10 inches to 42 inches.
It is possible to fasten grab bars directly to drywall, but ordinary hollow-wall fasteners won't give a firm enough grip if, for example, a 150-pound person suddenly slips and grabs the bar for support.
Also, install a vertical grab bar on a single stud.
This exquisite entrance of human scale and not intimidating; the single brass grab bar fits the hand comfortably.
After the shuttlecraft has matched positions with the satellite, astronaut James van Hoften will ride out on a platform attached to the shuttle's remote maneuvering arm, attach a grab bar to the slowly spinning satellite and use his space-suited "bare hands' to bring the spin to a halt.
Breakthrough Anchor Design Provides a Versatile, STUD-FREE Grab Bar Installation System
Optional accessories (heavy-duty 1/2 rails, extended length 6", bed-mounted trapeze, scale, battery backup, assist grab bar and nurse lock-out) are available.
Other features include butterfly speed controls, soft-grip grab bar and 190[degrees] steering arc each side of center.