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Old 10-08-2011, 09:27 PM   #1
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Curved Shower rod question


I installed a new shower - the inside is about 44" by 80" high

I bought a curved shower rod - it says on the package it fits a 72" x 72" shower curtains...


What I am wondering is if I install this will it fit? Or will it bow out and water will get onto the floor?

If so I can just get a standard straight shower rod.

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Top bows out to give you more shoulder room, bottom of curtain lays on the tub as usual.

Hope this helps,

Joe.

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Top bows out to give you more shoulder room, bottom of curtain lays on the tub as usual.

Hope this helps,

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It the top curves out how can the bottom be straight? I have seen splash guard that hold the curtain in...just wondering how it works?
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It the top curves out how can the bottom be straight? I have seen splash guard that hold the curtain in...just wondering how it works?
The flexable shower curtain will conform with no problem. I suggest you get the curtain and hooks before mounting the rod, so you can verify how high to mount it. You want the bottom of the curtain to be 3 to 5 inches above the TUB bottom , so it doesn't hang in the water.
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If you have a tub there is no problem. There is plenty of curtain to stay inside the tub. If you are installing a curved curtain rod above a shower receptor with a low curb then you may have trouble. We have a straight curtain over a receptor and I'm always double checking to make sure the curtain stays inside where it is supposed to be. I wouldn't trust a curtain on a curved rod to not slip out.
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You have a 4 foot tub and a 5 foot rod----I think you will have trouble----best to get a shorter rod.
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You have a 4 foot tub and a 5 foot rod----I think you will have trouble----best to get a shorter rod.
I believe the 44" is the width of the tub not the length. I've never seen a tub that short.
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Those curved shower rods are nice. Most shower curtains will "stick" to the inside of a tub when water gets on either the tub or shower curtain material. Even if you have just a short curb with a shower pan this should work if you hang the shower rod/curtain at the proper height. The curved shower rods can be shortened if necessary. It takes a bit of thought though. Measure from the middle of the rod towards each end for your new length, and place new mounting holes in the ends as they were in the original rod so they will attach to the mounting fixture(s).
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Msradell, actually in older mobile homes, they were about that small.
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I have a standard tub/shower. I love my curved curtain rod. It seems so much more spacious then a straight rod
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I agree- once you go curved, you won't go back! ... or something like that!
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I have a standard shower too.Look at my spam

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