Home Hardware Site Tips #16: Hitting structure when installing bathroom grab bars (VIDEO)
Anderson Hinds of Exquisite Renovation & Design talks about a hack he uses to remember where he put his structural wood before he tiles a shower area
April 29, 2019 by canadiancontractor
Is there anything more frustrating (and expensive) than drilling through a newly-installed shower wall to attach grab bars – and finding your drill FAIL to hit structure?
You “thought” you remembered where the studs were – but you were wrong. Now you’ve got a major problem replacing the perforated shower tile – which given today’s large-format tiles, won’t be a piece of cake.
Wouldn’t it be a good idea to avoid gambling that you can hit a (skinny) 2×4?
Wouldn’t it be a good idea to give yourself a bigger target?
And it wouldn’t it be a good idea to take a photo of the structure before you install the backer board and the tiles?
All of these tips come together in this video featuring Anderson Hinds of Exquisite Renovation & Design, Mississauga, Ontario.