Naga
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Asked on Oct 19, 2017

How do I keep my curtain rod not falling ?

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I use to have shower doors . Now they are broken. My bathtub walls surrounded with tiles.
q how do i keep my curtain rod not falling
13 answers
  • Get a better tension rod. That is what I use and have a fabric "hotel style" liner and fabric shower curtain. Mine never comes down unless I unscrew it. Find someone to help you get it secure and in place.
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  • Kim
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Amazon sells holders that stick to your wall but don’t require any screws into your tile.
    : )
  • Sharon
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Agree with Naomie. Put the rod on the outside of the tub, and put a liner behind the fabric curtain on the same rings. Then when you rehang it you put the liner into the tub, and the fabric curtain hangs out side.
    Probably pulling the curtain back and forth with the old shower hardware is pulling the rod loose. Why don't you remove the old shower door hardware? Just use a box knife to cut the caulk free, unscrew the screws and remove it. Then scrape and clean the old caulk off, fill any holes with a waterproof filler, and get a porcelain touch-up kit to blend the filled screw holes into the tile.
  • Linda Sikut
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Is your shower curtain rod moveable or is it screwed into the wall? I'd try moving it forward if you can and letting the curtain fall on the other side of the door hardware. Are you going to replace the door? I would think you'll need new hardware so you might be able to remove what's there and then hang you shower curtain.

    Best of luck.
  • Jean
    on Oct 19, 2017

    I agree with previous, get a new rod and or place on outside of the door frame. From the picture it looks like it is getting caught on the frames.
  • Naga
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Thank you everyone for your suggestions!! 😊😊
  • B. Enne
    on Oct 19, 2017

    You know my door came off my basement angled shower. I put the curtain rings right on the track. We used it like that for years . We had cheapy plastic ones, but you could use the "S" type. It looks like your track may be about the same size.
    If that's not feasible, as others have said, put a tighter rod on the outside.
  • Infoseekrs
    on Oct 21, 2017

    I like the idea of using two curtains: one liner on the inside and one curtain on the outside but having them on the same rod won't help one be opened less than the other. I had the same problem with our rod only we didn't have a shower door in the mix. I found a GREAT and inexpensive solution and it's not even permanent so if you rent you can clean it up when you leave. Get two door moulding Corner Blocks (Square blocks used in place of mitering the side and head casings for trimming around doorways). The wood ones generally come primed - I would seal them on all sides with clear sealer since they'll be in a steamy room or paint them your desired color, then seal. Remove your curtain and curtain rod. Stick a 2-3 pea sized account of removable poster putty (Locktite, Elmers, etc.) near each corner on the back of the corner block. Place a corner block with a short side resting on top of the shower door (position it slightly toward the tub if this is for a liner, slightly away from the tub if it's for the curtain that hangs outside of the tub) at the wall and press into place. Do this with the other corner block at the opposite wall. Replace your curtain rod directly above the corner blocks and re-hang your curtain. Mine rests on the tub surround rather than on the shower door frame, and the rod has only fallen once or twice in the last 5 years - I think only because we were using a shoe rack as an over-door towel rack and it would bump into the rod! (And, frankly, I didn't seal mine; I only used them straight up how they come from the store with the white primer on them, but I would still highly recommend sealing them. If you need something that's taller than the square Corner Blocks to make it from the top of the shower door frame past the tile and onto the upper wall, then you could use instead a plinth piece because they are taller but they are generally not symmetrically decorated (as the circle that is cut in the middle of the corner blocks) and they are generally rectangular, but this makes them taller, if that's what would work better; I used plinths, see 2nd pic below. Also, if using the rectangular plinth you may need to put something behind it at the wall that matches the thickness of the tile so that it doesn't tend to want to move. However, the placement of the rod is above the corner blocks or the plinths and is not pressing on the corner blocks or the plinths so it may not matter. Best of luck!
    , Corner Blocks, Plinth
  • Nan15830667
    on Oct 21, 2017

    Put the rod on the outside of the sliding door frame. You can always tuck the curtain inside tub while showering.
  • Bal26735577
    on Oct 21, 2017

    You can take the top of the old rail off of the side pieces, that are attached to the walls, the top rail is most likely just silicon-ed in place atop of the side rails, just use a sharp knife to cut the silicon and tap the top rail upward to get the top rail off, then you can place the expandable shower curtain rod on top of the side rails. ( If you need to you can put double sided mounting tape on the ends of the expandable shower curtain rod) then you don't have to deal with the top rod at all. ( If you don't like the side rails, or don't want them at all, you can the take the screws out of the side rails, cutting the silicone that it was held up with and clean that up with a razor blade, and fill the holes in the tile with a silicon caulk.)
  • Dfm
    on Oct 22, 2017

    very simple. Go get a box of rope caulking....comes on a roll like tape. It’s a bit sticky and water doesn’t bother it...after all it’s used on the out side of windows. Make a roll of caulk about the width of you pinky. Next, put the rod in place, then add caulk to the bottom half of the rod holder. Work it in all the gaps between the holder and the wall. I did this 4 yrs ago and the shower curtain hasn’t come down since. You can also try a silicone caulk...it’s how the guys at the lumber yard/ hardware store put up displays....
  • Naga
    on Oct 26, 2017

    Sorry for late reply. Thank you 😊
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