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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.

Starting at: $265

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1. Determine locking positions of pivot rail, and fasten lower grab bar to wall in corresponding location.

Dependa-Bar Instructions

2. Fasten the top flange to wall.

Dependa-Bar Instructions

3. Slide pivot rail into top flange and rest into locking teeth on lower grab bar.

Dependa-Bar Instructions

4. Install lift limit and secure with hex key.

Dependa-Bar Instructions

5. Install vinyl cap to cover exposed locking teeth.

Dependa-Bar Instructions


Material Stainless steel
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)
Commercial Use Yes
Residential Use Yes
Water Resistant Yes
Rust Resistant Yes
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
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Dependa-Bar Technical Data Sheet

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 Limited Lifetime Warranty?

Products are covered by a limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for the original purchaser. Warranty excludes products that have been damaged through misuse, accidental damage, alteration, normal wear and tear, wood material and stain, or the use of corrosive or abrasive cleaning products. For more information, see the instructions.


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!

Cherie in Warner Robins, GA