I have a bathtub/shower than reaches 82 inches from wall to wall. THe
standard tension rod only extends to 72 inches.
I really don't want to drill into the ceramic tile for fear of cracking
it. Soooo, does anybody have a suggestion of what alternatives I might
try in order to get a rod in place ??
THanks in advance !
That's too far for an extension anyway.
How about putting a couple of screws i n the ceiling?
or something similar.
They do make longer exension rods.
A Dremel tool with a burr bit will grind right through ceramic tile
without cracking it. I've put up a lot of bath safety rails using my
dremel and have never cracked a tile.
I've drilled into ceramic tile many times without any problems. Trick
was to use a centre punch (lightly) to mark the spot (I think this
helps to release the tile's surface tension) and a masonry bit at
moderate speed and pressure. Might not hurt to go to your local
building supplier and buy one ceramic tile to experiment first.
drilling ceramic is not hard. Get a scratch awl and use it to scratch the
center of your holes. Then use a masonary bit. The scratch from the awl
will keep the bit skating. Ceramic tile is not a particularly hard
substance and you'll be surprised how quick you'll drill right through.
We installed a new ceramic bath in our old house, and when putting the
enclosure I had the same fears as you, but once I tried I found they were
Just make sure you install something that you can live with. It will be
impossible to patch up the holes cosmetically if you change to a different
style rod that doesn't cover them up.
On 1 Oct 2006 16:38:15 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
Ah suggestions, let me think what I would do.
1. Glue it. :) Sounds weird but some silcone caulks are pretty
tough to move once fully cured.
2. Drill. I would remember advice I got, about breakign the glaze
first and drilling with a mason bit. Breaking the glaze is by using a
center punch, and tapping where you want to drill first. However, I
would first practice on a few spare tiles I have or can buy from HD so
I do it once correctly.
Good luck, tell us what you did.
tom @ www.NoCostAds.com
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