And Another Towel Bar in the Master Bath

Can there ever be enough towel bars?

The Moen "Icon" towel bar bows away from the wall.
The Moen “Icon” towel bar bows away from the wall.

I put one high on the wall to the right of the sinks.

The brackets have built in molybolts and small lock teeth which are supposed to lock into drywall.
The brackets have built in molybolts and small lock teeth which are supposed to lock into drywall.

I want to say something about the Moen bracket, however.

This bracket seemed tight to the wall until I put on the decorative trim, when it immediately loosened.
This bracket seemed tight to the wall until I put on the decorative trim, when it immediately loosened.

I’m good at following instructions but I have not had these work for me yet. The directions say drill a 1/4 inch hole.

The brackets seem tight until the decorative trim is snapped on, at which time they lean away from the wall.
The brackets seem tight until the decorative trim is snapped on, at which time they lean away from the wall.

Good luck getting the post through a 1/4-inch hole even with a hammer.  I enlarged the hole slightly twice before the molybolt would go in.

The end of the mounting trim has a place for the notched bar and is marked with the length of the rod.
The end of the mounting trim has a place for the notched bar (seen here on the bottom)  and is marked with the length of the rod.

This time I put 2 extra anchors and screws in the left-hand bracket since it was loose on the wall after tightening up the molybolt. This procedure made the post slightly crooked.

The notch is hidden on the back side of the post trim.
The notch is hidden on the back side of the post trim after installation.

The Moen towel bars have a slight outward curve and a small notch where they meet up with the side posts to keep the pole from rolling.

The towel bar is handy for a quick hand-drying.
The towel bar is handy for a quick hand-drying.

I finally got the whole thing tightly installed and hung a small towel on it. Phwew.

Do you get frustrated with patented contraptions that don’t work well?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

6 thoughts on “And Another Towel Bar in the Master Bath”

  1. I get increasingly frustrated by things like that! I still haven’t gotten back up on my ladder to try again with the my ikea chandelier – the base is supposed to be pulled tight to the ceiling by the gravity of the hanging chandelier under it, but i hate it and i can’t ever get it to sit tightly without sagging. so frustrating!

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