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Need a support for a shower curtain rail

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Vnary, 24 Jan 2018.

  1. Vnary

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    Hi all

    I put up a shower curtain rail, but I am not convinced about its strength. I would like to use a some kind of support from the Ceiling to the shower rail probably from the center , Its a long U shape around the bathtub (I could not have a straight poll / L because of a window)

    Can Anyone please recommend a product or piece that I can use and where I could purchase it from as I am having no luck

    Much appreciated !!
     

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  3. foxhole

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    Simple chain from ceiling, though if it needs further support it would be inclued with rail.
     
  4. oldbutnotdead

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    Or picture wire. Those L rails are surprisingly good if the wall fixings are solid

    EDIT (In case of any confusion) they'll support a normal shower curtain no problem and will usually survive a lunging grab at the curtain when you're falling over but in that sort of event it'll acquire a big baggy sag and you'd need to release and retighten the track fixing screws to get the the thing level ish again. Don't try doing chin-ups on it!
     
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  5. You can get shower curtain rail support brackets on ebay, but they tend to be for round rails rather than straight type that you have.
     
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    The rail will need to hold a light bit of shower curtain (even if it has weights attached) and that alone should suffice. If you want a support from the ceiling, what are you going to attach it to? No point attaching to plasterboard - if you do fall and grab the shower curtain, you may bring down the ceiling too!
     
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    I think you need to have another look at your fixings at the end above the shower - looking at the rail in relation to the tile grout lines, it is already falling down.
     
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    I stayed in a cheap hotel recently where the L shaped shower curtain rail was secured on the corner by 3 large cable ties making a chain down from the ceiling! I thought that was a fantastic piece of bodgery, gold star to the handyman :mrgreen:
     
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    You need to use a manufacturer such as croydex who can supply ceiling hangers, I would ccut your losses and ditch the one you have.
     
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    Ours came with two ceiling supports, screwed them into the joists above (not just plasterboard!.).
     
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