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Shower rod keeps falling down!

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Shower rod keeps falling down!

Hey guys,

So for my shower, I've got a spring loaded shower rod. It has rubber stoppers on both ends but my problem is that the rod keeps falling down. Looking for some ideas what to replace the stoppers with. Looks exactly like the link below, any input is appreciated!

http://www.chinatraderonline.com/files3 ... 914586.jpg

Thanks.
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jason9945 wrote:
May 9th, 2011 8:53 pm
Pretty much anything would be better than that.

Get one that you can unscrew to adjust. Should be around $20 pretty much anywhere.



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That rod you have should be adjustable, just unscrew it to make it longer and in turn putting more pressure on the ends.
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Take out the rubber ends, install two brackets into the walls and insert the pole into brackets. I did this last week for the exact same problem.
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If you have to drill through tile to install the shower rod, use a carbide tip drill bit and go low and slow.
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I think the reason for the spring loaded rods is to prevent any drilling into the walls. If you feel the need to do so and have a waterproofing membrane then remember to apply 100% silicone to the open holes before inserting the screws. I'd also apply some to the screw threads since that wouldn't hurt either. Ah what the heck, even if you don't have any waterproofing membrane, seal the holes anyway.


I believe the reason the rod is falling down is either there isn't enough pressure against the wall or there is too much weight on the rod or both. As mentioned you should be able to unscrew the rod to increase tension.
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MacGyver wrote:
May 10th, 2011 7:24 am
If you have to drill through tile to install the shower rod, use a carbide tip drill bit and go low and slow.

And dip it in water constantly to prevent overheating. The tip will get really hot going through the tile.
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