12 x 24 inch L-shaped grab bar is made of zinc-plated steel pipe then it is coated with an antimicrobial, biocompatible and warm to the touch vinyl. Available in 13 colors.
L-Shaped Grab Bar Outside (Mounting) Dimensions: 15-5/32 x 27-3/8 x 2-7/8 inches
L-Shaped Grab Bar Features:
Non-Slippery Vinyl offers a Superior Non-Slip Surface - Better Gripping than Knurled Surfaces.
Soft and Warm to the Touch
14 Colors to Choose From. Standard Color is WHITE. All colors available at the same low EZ Able® price!
Fixing Screws and Plugs Included
No Electrostatic Charge - Coating Prevents Electrical Conduction
Comes Already Assembled
11 hole mounting flange design makes mounting a breeze.
Mounting Dimensions: 15 5/32 x 27 3/8 x 2 7/8
450 Pound Capacity
Standard Lead Time 1-2 business days if ordered before 12PM EST.
Grab bar locations:
- Grab bars next to a toilet help people using a wheelchair transfer to the toilet seat and back to the wheelchair. They also assist people who have difficulty sitting down, have balance problems while seated or need help rising from a seated position.
- Used in a shower or bathtub, grab bars help to maintain balance while standing or maneuvering, assist in transferring into and out of the enclosure, and generally help to mitigate slips and falls.
- Floor to ceiling grab bars, or security poles, can be used in the bedroom to help one get out of bed or get up from a chair, or to help caregivers by assisting in transfers.
Grab bars are often used in conjunction with other medical devices to increase safety. For example, a grab bar added to a shower is frequently used with a shower chair and hand held shower head. Grab bars installed by a doorway are usually added near a railing. In addition, grab bars can be placed on any wall where extra support is needed even if it is not the "usual place" they are used.
Grab bar installation positions:
Grab bars can be installed in different positions:
- Vertical grab bars may help with balance while standing.
- Horizontal grab bars provide assistance when sitting or rising, or to grab onto in case of a slip or fall.
- Some grab bars can be installed at an angle, depending on the needs of the user and the positioning. Grab bars installed horizontally offer up the greatest safety and care should be taken when installing them on the angle as this contrary to the ADA Guidelines. Often this angled installation is easier for people pulling themselves up from a seated position.
There are many considerations when deciding which grab bar to use and how best to install it. Properly securing a grab bar is important so that it doesn't pull out of the wall when pressure is applied to it. Each installation should be properly secured into wall blocking or studs to provide the best support. If no studs are available, specialized mollies can be used to spread out grab forces across a wider area of the wall.
Grab bars and ADA Guidelines
The ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG) defines requirements for installing grab bars in public bathing and toileting facilities. The guidelines are supported by substantial research regarding the best placement of grab bars.
The following is a subset of ADA grab bar guidelines:
- The diameter of grab bars should be 1¼ to 1½ inch (30–40 mm) (or the shape shall provide an equivalent gripping surface)
- There shall be a 1½ inch (40 mm) clearance from the wall.
- Grab bars should not rotate in their fittings.
- The required mounting height is universally 33 to 36 inches (840–910 mm) from the centerline of the grab bar to the finish floor.
- ADA-style grab bars and their mounting devices should withstand more than 250 pounds (1112 N) of force.
- In public toilet stalls, side grab bars must be a minimum of 42 inches long and mounted 12 inches from the rear wall, and rear grab bars must be a minimum of 36 inches long and mounted a maximum of 6 inches from the side wall.