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  1. #1
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    Default molded shower enclosure grab bar grommets

    I have a molded acrylic shower surround that has a molded in soap dish. Above the soap dish is a grab bar/washcloth hanger that is captured between two raised portions of the surround. There was a grommet on each end that seals out water from leaking past the bar. These grommets have failed and fallen out. I would like to replace these grommets but I have two problems. One, I can't seem to find any gromments that match the old ones. They are a stiff white/ivory plastic (not rubber). The second problem is, of course, that I cannot remove the bar since it is captured inbetween the molded acrylic. I think I can repair this if I can find the grommets and if they have a split in them (or I can split them) so I can get them around the bar before sliding them into the hole. I do not see any markings that identify the maker. Anybody know where I can get grommets like this?

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    Default Re: molded shower enclosure grab bar grommets

    I've got almost the same issue. My grommets are still there, just so loose the bar slides out and water gets behind them. So far I only came up with trying to use an adhesive caulk. I'll keep looking for those grommets too and let you know if I find any. Home Depot said they don't have anything and had no idea who would.

    - Randy

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    Default Re: molded shower enclosure grab bar grommets

    I found them!
    Bushings for 1" diameter Towel Bar
    http://www.monstermarketplace.com/Ho...2126a7850.html

    Along with new towelbar
    http://www.monstermarketplace.com/Ho...2126a7688.html

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    Default Re: molded shower enclosure grab bar grommets

    Thank you Duckman!

    I ordered both the 7/8 inch and 1 inch bushings that this company offers and they came in a couple of days ago. My grab bar is 7/8 inch but I wanted both just in case. The 7/8 inch bushing was a soft nearly clear plastic. The inch size was a firm milky white nylon. It took some persuation and patience but I got the smaller 7/8 inch bushings installed last night and they look great, just like new.

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    Default Re: molded shower enclosure grab bar grommets

    Quote Originally Posted by Duckman View Post
    I found them!
    Bushings for 1" diameter Towel Bar
    http://www.monstermarketplace.com/Ho...2126a7850.html

    Along with new towelbar
    http://www.monstermarketplace.com/Ho...2126a7688.html
    Do you happen to remember the name of the company you purchased the grommets from? I have been searching all over with no luck and the link does not open.

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    Default Re: molded shower enclosure grab bar grommets

    Thanks Anthy. The previous links I posted just pointed to USpartsCenter.com when you actually went to order them.

    To summarize, here are the links.

    http://www.uspartscenter.com/gromet-7/8.aspx

    http://www.uspartscenter.com/towelbar78diameterclearacrylic.aspx

    http://www.uspartscenter.com/towelbar1diameterclearacrylic.aspx

    Just in case the full link cannot be clicked on, here is website where you should be able to do a search and find them:
    http://www.uspartscenter.com

    Do a search for "Acrylic Towel Bar" and you'll find both sizes of grommets and bars.
    http://www.uspartscenter.com/towelgrabbar.aspx

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    Default Re: molded shower enclosure grab bar grommets

    We could use a couple of these 1" grommets too, but I am hesitant to pay $16+ for shipping on a small $8.50 plastic item.

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