Designed for bathtub and shower support, the award-winning Dependa-Bar uses our “Pivot and Lock” technology to safely assist in the challenging motion of transferring into and out of your bathtub or shower. The Dependa-Bar’s centralized support system is uniquely designed for comfortable weight-bearing support and ergonomically sound positions, offering more than your typical shower bar. When using temperature controls in the shower or washing hard-to-reach places like legs and feet, the Dependa-Bar can help relieve strain on the body while providing you with unparalleled support and safety.
1. Determine locking positions of pivot rail, and fasten lower grab bar to wall in corresponding location.
2. Fasten the top flange to wall.
3. Slide pivot rail into top flange and rest into locking teeth on lower grab bar.
4. Install lift limit and secure with hex key.
5. Install vinyl cap to cover exposed locking teeth.
|Finish / Colour||Anti-microbial powder coat white (-PCW) and Brushed stainless (-SK)|
|Weight Capacity||325lbs / 147kgs|
|Rail Diameter||1.25" / 31.8mm|
|Pivot Rail Length||18" / 457mm|
|Pivot Rail Height||32.5" / 826mm|
|Fixed Rail Length||18" / 457mm|
|Grip Material||Diamond pattern knurling (-SK)|
|Installation Mechanism||Must screw to structure (wood blocking / studs) behind wall|
|Installation Hardware/Fasteners||#10 x 2" / 50.8mm length stainless steel screws (x9)|
|Fasteners Exposed or Concealed||Concealed; plastic cap cover mounting screws (x9)|
|Country of Origin||Canada|
|Product Code||Dependa-Bar White (DB-18-PCW) Dependa-Bar Knurled (DB-18-SK)|
|Shipping Dimensions||9lbs / 4kgs|
|Shipping Weight||38x20x4" / 965x508x102|
|Warranty||Limited Lifetime Warranty|
Frequently Asked Questions
+ Will it rust in my shower?
The Dependa-Bar is made out of stainless steel, so it won't rust like zinc or chrome plated steel will over time.
+ Is the DependaBar reversible?
Yes, you can choose to install the bottom rail facing either 'right' or 'left' depending on how your shower and/or tub is configured.
+ Since there is no grip, would my hands slip on the rail when using it in the shower?
There are two versions of the DependaBar. The Knurled version is textured in gripping areas, and the white finish is smooth, but easy to clean and contains anti-microbial properties.
+ What is the space between the rail and the wall?
Works just as intended on either side of the tub. Provides rail when walking past tub to toilet, and it assists for toilet and tub
Paula Gordon in Wilmington, DE
Got this for my Dad after a stroke left him paralyzed on his left side. This provides enough balance to enable him to pull up his own pants. No more falls!