When determining the length of a grab bar needed, keep in mind that the overall length of the grab bar is about 3 inches longer (3.125 - 3.25 inches depending on the style of bar) than the name of the bar. So an 18 inch grab bar would measure about 21 inches end to end with the points for attachment 18 inches apart.
18 inch grab bars are a versatile choice. Because studs are frequently found 16 inches apart on center, these bars install at a slightly sloping diagonal with ease. They are also frequently installed vertically at the entrance to showers and tubs where bathers are likely to lose their footing. While installation into studs is always ideal, state of the art Snaptoggles and Secure Mount Anchors can make any installaltion in a hollow wall easy even if you can't locate the studs. All of our 18 inch grab bars meet or exceed ADA guidelines for safety in the bathroom.
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