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Old 07-23-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
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Hi. I need to install a new stainless steel shower rod. But My dilemma is that the 6 ft ones are too big and the 5 ft one that I got at HD is too small. I have two 4 inch holes on both sides of the wall where the rod goes in. Now can I fill it in with something so that that 5 ft bar will fit or do I get one custom made. And if filling in the hole is a good idea what would i use? Right now my rod is a bit over 5 ft and is very rusty which is why I need to replace one. Thanks!

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That must be some big shower rod that you had before to leave a 4’’ hole. Measure your old shower rod and cut the 6’ one down to match.

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But what is your opinion about filling in the hole and making it smaller?
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How about decorative pieces of wood at each side and make it look intentional? Or maybe a couple of decorative wall tiles.
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Is the 4 hole in drywall or a tiled wall? Can you provide pictures?
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Most rods are going to be expandable. We just used a curved shower rod, that fit between the walls, and expands to fit. I would suggest the same. Pictures do help though.
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Really need to see a picture.
Unusual to have a 4" hole in the wall.

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