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Shower Rod Fix

By: Joe Truini

Sometimes it’s just as easy to repair something as it is to replace it. A spring loaded shower rod that has fallen down is a great example. These types of shower rods work under tension, and if the mechanism inside has snapped there will be no tension to hold it.

To fix the problem simply set the rod to the correct length, mark it with tape and then drill two holes through both pieces of the rod. Place stainless steel screws in the holes so that they won’t rust. This will lock the rod into position, but once it’s in place there won’t be any reason to adjust it. Instead of $10-$15 for a new rod you pay for the screws.



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  • fiona dempsey Says:
    October 6th, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I have a shower riser rail and the part that holds up the shower head seems to have loosened.i have tried screwing it in tighter but it hasn’t helped so I have to tie the shower head up with string to keep it in there anything I can do with it apart from replacing the whole shower rail?

  • Lee Says:
    July 14th, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Can I replace inner spring? No power drill or capable user here.

  • Mike Says:
    October 4th, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Thanks so conmon sense I should have thought of it.

  • jimmy Says:
    October 3rd, 2007 at 11:06 am

    My shower door does not shut tight, i think it is leaning on the top but not the bottom

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