©2013 Liberty Hardware Manufacturing Corporation, A MASCO COMPANY
140 Business Park Drive • Winston-Salem, NC 27107
www.libertyhardware.com • Made in China/Hecho en China/Fabriqué Chine
Safety Bar Installation Instructions
• (4) 1/4-inch x 2-1/2 Hex Head Lag Screws
• (4) Wall Anchors
• (4) 1/4-20 x 3” Machine Screws
Phillips Screw Driver
1-inch Drill Bit
3/16-inch Drill Bit
1-inch Carbide Tip Drill Bit
5/16-inch Carbide Tip Drill Bit
3/8-inch Drive Ratchet
• 3/8-inch Power Drill
• 1-inch drill bit or hole saw (carbide tip bit for hard surfaces like Ceramic Tile.)
• 3/16-inch Drill Bit (to drill pilot hole for installation of Lag screw into wood wall stud)
• 5/16-inch Carbide Tip Drill Bit (if drilling through ceramic tile)
• 7/16-inch HEX Socket with 3/8-inch Drive Ratchet
• #2 Phillips screwdriver
• Stud finder
• Safety glasses
Requires a 3 1/2” space behind the wall and works in the following substrates:
• 1/2” or 5/8” Drywall (ONLY use on 5/8” drywall for commercial applications)
• 1/2” or 5/8” Drywall with Tile
• 1/2” or 5/8” Drywall wit Marble/Stone
BEFORE INSTALLING GRAB BAR:
IMPORTANT: The recommended mounng method for assist bars is to mount at least one end of the bar into a
WOOD wall stud or WOOD blocking.
1. Remove the parts and products from the package.
2. Locate wood wall stud(s) in a corner or wood supports.
3. Place Assist Bar on wood stud at desired posion. (Ideal for corner placement.)
4. Mark the (4) mounng hole locaons from the shelf support bracket to the wall. If installing over ceramic les,
place masking tape on the mounng area before marking the hole locaon. (Fig. 1)
5. Put on safety glasses before starng.
6. Use the 3/8-inch power drill and 7/64-inch drill bit to drill all holes into the wall and wood wall stud(s) at the
marked posions. NOTE: If installing Grab Bar over ceramic les, the 1/4-inch carbide p drill bit will be needed
for drilling through the le, in order to prevent damage to the les. Drill pilot holes through the les by using a
1/4-inch carbide p drill bit. Once a hole has been drilled through the ceramic les, use the 7/64-inch drill bit to
drill a pilot hole in the wood wall stud itself.
7. Aach Assist Bar mounng bracket to the wall with 1/4-inch x 2-1/2 Hex head lag screw.
8. Repeat on opposing side of wall. Then ghten securely.
9. Aach plasc shelf onto shelf bracket and ensure the plasc pegs snap into the holes on the support bracket.
NON-STUD MOUNTING DIRECTIONS:
5. Put on safety glasses before starng.
6. Use the 3/8-inch power drill and the 1-inch drill bit or hole saw to drill a one-inch hole precisely at each of the
marked posions from the previous step. NOTE: If installing Assist Bar over ceramic les, the 5/16-inch carbide
p drill bit will be needed for drilling through the le.
7. Clean the wall surface of any dust or debris.
8. Peel and remove (1) piece of protecve strips from tape on the supplied wall anchor brace bar. The tape is
necessary to allow the supplied wall anchor brace bar to adhere to the back side of the wall for placement. (This
will ensure that the bar will stay upright during installaon.
9. Get supplied Anchor, ﬂip the bar downward at the end of the arm. The bar should be lted up only slightly.
10. Hold the ﬂange of the supplied anchor and insert the bar into the wall. The bar should have the “UP” arrow
poinng upward when installing into the wall.
11. Once the bar is completely inside the wall, pull outward/back on the ﬂange and ensure the bar lts upward
behind the wall and straightens upright. The bar should be resng on the back side of the wall and poinng
upward with the longest side at the top. (Fig. 3)
12. Hold on ghtly to the ﬂange and keep pressure on the bar behind the wall to ensure that the bar stays upright
with the longest part of the bar poinng upward. The bar behind the wall must always be upright and the
longest part must be poinng upward for the anchor to perform properly.
13. As you hold the ﬂange and apply pressure to the bar by pulling outward, insert a 3” machine screw into the
hole of the Assist Bar Shelf bracket and then the center hole of the ﬂange. Next align the machine screw with
the threaded insert in the bar and ghten enough to keep the bar upright. DO NOT COMPLETELY TIGHTEN.
14. Repeat the previous steps 9-14 for the remaining three remaining anchors.
15. Turn and completely ghten the screws while applying pressure to keep the bar upright. Tighten the screws
unl the ﬂange plate is ﬂush against the wall and is secure.
16. Aach plasc shelf onto shelf bracket and ensure the plasc pegs snap into the holes on the support bracket.
ASSIST BAR MAY NOT PROVIDE DESIGNED AMOUNT
OF SUPPORT UNLESS THESE INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS ARE STRICTLY FOLLOWED.
For proper installation, at least one end of Assist Bar MUST be
positioned over a wall stud. For solid support, both fasteners MUST
go through the wallboard or tile to be tightly secured into wall stud.
Assist bar may be installed vertically, horizontally or at an angle, so
the mounting screw on one end of the Assist Bar is secured into a
wall stud. Locate the wall stud(s) behind the wall before beginning
installation (a stud finder can be obtained from a hardware store).
CAUTION AND SAFETY WARNINGS:
• DO NOT install this product without first reading and understanding this instruction sheet. If you are unable to understand these Warnings and
Instructions, contact a professional or technical personnel for assistance before attempting to install this product - otherwise, injury may occur.
• After ANY adjustments, repair or service and BEFORE use, make sure that all attaching hardware is tightened securely.
• Assist Bars add security for bath and commode areas if attached as instructed. Location, size, and angle of bars should be determined by a
qualified professional to provide optimum safety and function.
• Use EXTREME caution on wet tub or floor surfaces.
• Users with limited physical capabilities should be supervised or assisted in bath and commode areas, even when using Assist Bars.
• This Assist Bar can provide support and increased stability for an individual weighing up to 300 pounds. Assist Bars are NOT designed to
support the total weight of an individual. Use the bar for assistance ONLY.
• Be sure Assist Bars are correctly and securely installed. NEVER use Assist Bars if any looseness is noted.
• (For Anchor Mount) DO NOT install supplied wall anchors into wallboard less than 1/2” or greater than 2 1/2” thick.
• (For Anchor Mount) DO NOT install supplied wall anchors into wallboard that has been subjected to water damage or decay.
• (For Anchor Mount) DO NOT install supplied wall anchors into a wood stud.
• Locate studs prior to drilling. Determine if plumbing, electrical or other obstructions, i.e. beads of adhesive ribbing, as in some tub surrounds,
are contained behind the wall.
• If mounting to an uneven surface, use silicone to fill any gaps between surface and mounting plate
• Apply a bead of silicone sealant designed for wet applicators to t he back face of both assist bar mounting flanges. This will prevent water from
bleeding through the mounting holes potentially damaging the wall board.
THE FOLLOWING STEPS REQUIRE DRILLING INTO
When drilling into the wall, exercise care to avoid any electrical
wiring or plumbing that may be located behind the wall. Damaged
electrical wiring can cause electrical shock and/or fire. Since
older homes do not always fall in line with current housing codes
and requirements, know where internal wall wiring is located so
that no wires will interfere with your installation.
PROPER INSTALLATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.
IF IN DOUBT, INSTALLATION SHOULD BE DONE BY A