A few weeks ago I took the shower doors out and put up a curved shower rod
like the ones you see in hotels. This rod is an adjustable tension type
with an adjustment on one end to make it nice and secure.
The problem is somehow I lost the little plastic ring that goes in between
the inside and outside rod which allows the curtain rings to glide over the
junction smoothly. I tried putting clear packing tape there to cover up the
crack but that only lasted a short while. How can I fix this? See picture.
I'd be interested in seeing the result of this. Some companies I've
called have told me that, no, sorry, they're not set up for that. There
is no long a "Mike" in the company who knows what the ring is, what bin
it's in and how to ship it out.
On Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 3:05:52 PM UTC-4, badgolferman wrote:
Pick up the phone.
They'll either send you a new ring for free or if not, chalk it up as an "oh shit"
and pay for a new ring. Sure beats struggling with the curtain or trying a bunch
of fixes that won't work.
How honest are you? Buy a new one, take the ring out and return the rest of it.
As a temporary fix I have cut off the wing of a dart flight which is
smooth, pliable yet stiff, and taped it across the seam of the two rods
with clear packing tape. It seems to be doing the trick for now.
Tomorrow I will call the manufacturer (Moen) and see if they'll help.
I may even look into the compression fitting option mentioned by
No, it was with it. I just don't know how it got lost. I looked all over
the bathroom and peeked inside the rod but didn't see anything. I threw the
box and receipt away before realizing there was a problem so in good
conscience I can't take it back as defective.
On Sun, 20 Mar 2016 19:11:37 -0000 (UTC), badgolferman
Yea, if you do, God will strike you dead after forcing you to become a
homeless alcoholic living in an alley, and eating at the Rescue Mission.
You already do that, dont you?
You better get on your knees and REPENT, for even thinking about
And all of this because of improper packaging by the manufacturer ......
Since it is a Moen, and not some noname-brand item, they may have the part
that you need and be willing to send you one. Moen is known for that with
their faucet products etc., so maybe they will do that for your curved
Here's a link with the possible model numbers and the phone numbers for
So here's an update to the shower rod story.
I received the free replacement shower rod from Moen last week.
Yesterday I finally found the time to unpack it and replace the one in
my bathroom that is missing the plastic ring at the transition. When I
opened the box I realized the new shower rod is not the compression
type I have but instead is a permanent installation type. I didn't
really want to drill new holes to install the new one so I just took
the plastic ring out and planned to use that one to fix mine.
The ends of the shower rod have decorative cups that fit over the
installation ends to hide that hardware. When I pulled one side off I
found the plastic ring that had been missing all along! It seems the
cup pulled it off the transition seam between the two rod sections. I
pulled the plastic ring back down the rod and slid it into place.
Everything is good now.
Now I have an extra curved shower rod that Moen sent me. I think I
might just give it to a friend who has been talking about redoing his
bathroom. As a gesture of gratitude to Moen I will make sure the next
bathroom fixture I need will be purchased from them.
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