Tips for Properly Installing an Adjustable Shower Rod
By Mark J. Donovan
||When installing an adjustable shower rod it is important to make sure it is level. In addition, it is important to make sure it is high enough off the floor of the bathroom so that both the inner and outer shower curtains do not drag on the tub or bathroom floor, respectively.
The first step in installing an adjustable shower rod is to determine where to place it. Use a pencil and make a mark on the wall, approximately 6 inches above the shower/tub stall and centered on the front wall of the shower/tub unit.
Repeat the process on the other side of the shower/tub unit. Make sure the marks are equidistant from the back wall of the shower/tub unit.
|Next measure the distance between your two marks.
Now adjust the width of your shower rod to just shy of this measured distance. You can adjust the length of the shower rod by rotating one end of it.
Once you have extended the length of the shower rod to nearly the width of the distance between your two marks, position the fixed end of the shower rod up against one of the wall marks.
While holding the fixed shower rod segment in one hand, rotate the other end of the shower rod until it fits just snuggly up against the other wall mark.
Use a 2 or 4 foot level to see if the shower rod is level. If it is, tighten up the shower rod a little more to ensure that it won’t move when you install the shower curtains.
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