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Monday, November 18, 2013

Grab This

 Safety bars.
Solid steel reassurance in a slippery environment.
Have you ever wanted to add one to your tub or shower,
but you didn't know how to do it yourself,
and the estimate from the local handydude was 5 times the price of the bar?
 I've got your backs, Besties.
Allow The Redhead to show you how.
 First, determine where you want your bar.
Make sure there is a stud behind each end.
 Granted, since I helped build the bathroom, I had a distinct advantage here.
 Use a level to make sure you have the, okay?
 Use a pencil to mark the hole placement.
 Tool Time, Besties.
These hot little gadgets are tile bits, specially designed to
go through your ceramic without shattering it.
 You're only going to drill until the bit is through the tile though.
Don't get crazy on me here.
 Do you know this fun little trick for loosening and tightening bits in a drill?
Reverse the direction and hold the chock, then start the drill.
 Out comes your bit!
 Insert the new bit, reverse direction again, and repeat to tighten it.
Pretty slick, huh?
You'll save some serious time too.
 These are wood screws.
 Position your screw and tighten it.
You knew that already, huh?
And no, pilot holes are not necessary.
These will go in all by themselves. 
 Go ahead, do the other ones.
Mom will now be safe in the shower.
Unless discarded pet alligators come up out of the sewer.
Yeah, like you don't have an irrational fear.
We'll show you a couple more goodies on the punch list, and then seriously...
wanna see the whole house?

1 comment:

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

Yes, I do, I do!
Also, bookmarking this post. my mom wants a shower head installed at sitting height in her shower due to her medical conditions. My dad refuses because he doesn't want to make a hole in the tile. So I need to do it when he's out of the house. Thanks! :)