Bendable Rods

RV Install

RV Install for Bendable Rods

Step 1t

Drill2 and tools

 

 

Tools needed: Screwdriver, pliers, tape measure and hacksaw.

Step 2

Prepackaged kit Ceiling Mount Brackets all labeled

Open the kit and lay out the pieces. They are labeled for your convenience.

*Note: The pieces pictured are for prepackaged kits (Standard or Medium Duty Kits).

We’re pleased to announce our NEW Bracket Construction for 2015! The plastic ceiling mount brackets AND the plastic one inch wall mount brackets are replaced with metal.  We also updated our wall mount brackets.  Our new ones have a sleek design and better construction. They fit flush to the wall and are not as noticeable as the old design. The response has been overwhelming and our customers LOVE the changes!  We strive to provide great customer service and top notch products!

 

 

Bending rod for straight run

Please keep in mind that the bendable rod is shipped coiled. Use caution when uncoiling the rod. Handle with care so the rod doesn’t snap uncontrollably. Gently bend the rod over a chair, pillow or with your hands like the picture on the left. When the rod is bent in the opposite direction than it was coiled then the rod will straighten out.  If a certain curvature is needed then bending the rod in the same direction as it was originally coiled is recommended.

Tip: If the length of the bendable rod that will be installed “straight” is greater than 3 feet then we recommend having the brackets 6 inches apart. This applies to all brackets (ceiling, wall or T-bar). CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR STRAIGHT RUN APPLICATIONS.

 

 

Step 3

install rod on ceiling ABDADraw a line along the ceiling where the shower curtain is being installed. In the situation where a curved line is difficult to draw, it is suggested to create a template by first drawing the line on a piece of construction paper or cardboard and attaching this to the ceiling. Depending on how sharp the curve is, mount the ceiling mount brackets on the ceiling approximately 10-12 inches apart along the line with the lockable clips facing the same direction. Tightly secure the ceiling mount brackets with screws. Add additional ceiling mount brackets as needed where a sharp turn occurs. For a conventional drywall hollow ceiling, it is suggested to use screws with ribbed plastic anchors (included in the kit).

 

Bendable Rod RV AbdaThe bendable rod can be used for a circular shower, oval tub or a corner shower. We recommend for a RV shower application to have the bendable rod extend past each other to help prevent water leakage.  The bendable rod is also a great solution for an RV room divider.

For the bendable rod to run straight, make certain all ceiling mount bracket are 9 inches apart and are installed in line without any offset. Place additional ceiling mount brackets 2-3 inches near both ends.

 

Tip: If the length of the bendable rod that will be installed “straight” is greater than 3 feet then we recommend having the brackets 6 inches apart. This applies to all brackets (ceiling, wall or T-bar). CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR STRAIGHT RUN APPLICATIONS.

Step 4

Ceiling Mount Brackets on trackMeasure the overall length of the line as described in step 3, use this measure minus 1″ and cut the bendable rod as needed with a hacksaw. This will allow for the addition of the end caps. Starting from one end, lock the cut-to-length bendable rod into one ceiling mount bracket after another by pushing the clip on the ceiling mount brackets tightly against the bendable rod, use pliers if necessary. Ensure the flat surface of the bendable rod faces up.

 

 

 

Bendable Rod RV Abda

*Note: Do not try to force bend the bendable rod. Curvature of the rod will be automatically accomplished by fastening the rod to the ceiling mount bracket.

 

 

 

 

Step 5

_Wall Brackets 1_ Bendable Rod Kit labledYou have the option of using the end caps on the bendable rod.  It’s recommend to use the end caps for a corner shower, circular or oval application.  In the case of a circular or oval shower, make sure to butt the end caps together. Make sure to put the end caps in an non-conspicuous area.  The rollers will not be able to go over the end caps. If you extend the ends of the bendable rod, also make sure to add the end caps.

Fasten the end cap on one end of the bendable rod, insert the bendable rod’s rollers onto the track and then fasten the other end cap in place to lock in the rollers.

 

 

Step 6

Abda's Shower Curtain _Grommets and Pear Hooks

Hang  shower curtain onto the rollers. There are several ways to connect to the roller. You may use a drapery pin, drapery clamp, pleat hook, pear hook or an adjustable hook. The most common way to attach a shower curtain is with a pear hook. You can pear-hook-labeledpurchase the pear hooks online at our store.

 

 

 

 

Bendable rod hooks

 

 

*Note: All five optional accessories can be purchased through Abda and they do not come with the bendable rod kits.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7

 

If you’re shower curtain isn’t long enough then there are a few options.

Trend_VernYip_Fabric for Shower Curtain ABDA

 

Option 1: We have our own workroom and make custom fabric shower curtains to any size. We have water resistant fabric that is great for shower curtains.  Pair with our extra long vinyl shower curtains that are available on our online store.

 

 

 

Vinyl Liner for Shower Curtian ABDA

 

Option 2: We also carry extra long vinyl shower curtains that you can purchase on our secure online store.  You can use the vinyl shower curtain with or without a fabric shower curtain in front of it.  The vinyl comes in frosted or champagne.  There are two gauges available; 8 or 10.

 

 

Vinyl Shower Curtains

  • Widths :  50″, 72″ , 84″ and 100″(horizontal)
  • Any length up to 96″(vertical)
  • Grommets have 1/4″ inside diameter.
  • 8 gauge vinyl (frosted) or 10 gauge vinyl (champagne).
  • Anti-microbial protection guards against mildew.
  • Reinforced nylon meshed header with double layer of vinyl and metal grommets.
  • 84″ & 100″ widths will have one seam.
  • We also make Custom sized fabric shower curtains fabricated in hundreds of fabrics.
  • The grommets in these vinyl liners will not necessarily line up with the buttonholes/grommets in our fabric shower curtains.

Liners have the following number of grommets:

  •  50″ width – 8 grommets
  •  72″ width – 12 grommets
  •  84″ width – 14 grommets
  •  100″ width – 16 grommets

 

2 Drapery or shower Curtain extended with sheers or netting ABDA

Option 3: We carry mesh extensions for your existing shower curtains that you can purchase on our secure online store.

 

 

 

 

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Option 4: Extend your current shower curtain with metal chains that you can purchase at Lowes or Menards.

 

 

Step all doneBendable Rod RV Abda