towel rod without set screws in brackets

Old 09-08-02, 06:04 AM
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Angry towel rod without set screws in brackets

we had a towel rod pull out of the wall in our baby's bathroom. i am used to hanging towel rods with a base that screws into the wall and then uses set screws to mount the 'arms' and rod. however, this towel bar does not have set screws. the arms screw directly into the wall.

so, my question is, if i screw both of the 'arms' back in to the wall, how do you put the towel bar in? when you screw the arms in, they go round and round. but, there is no way to get the bar in once they are screwed in because it is too long to fit in.

what's the secret?
Old 09-08-02, 06:32 AM
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Unscrew just one of the arms, and plug the holes where the screws pulled out with toothpicks or headless matchsticks (if into wood) or new plastic screw-in sheetrock anchors, if not wood.
Put the bar in both ends before tightening the one arm back in.
Good Luck!
Old 09-08-02, 11:43 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply. The problem is that if i screw one of the arms into the wall, the other arm must be screwed in before I can put the bar between the two arms. I think the bar is too long for the degrees of freedom the arms. Does that make sense?

I am waiting for the filler I put in to dry before I drill it out again with new anchors.

Let's see if I can draw this, or I could take a digital photo if this forum accepts them...

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