Keep tension rod from falling ?


Needed rod in shower but it slides down

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  • If it is twisted properly into place, it shouldn't. Is it the proper length? Do you have a friend to help come lend a hand (if applicable, not everyone is comfortable yet ith people in their home.)

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Feb 15, 2021

    The weight of the fabric hanging from the rod plus the force of tugging the curtain open and closed might together exceed what your particular tension rod is rated/designed for.

    Do both ends of the rod actually twist, as Naomie refers to, or does the rod just 'push' into place? Also, are the ends of the rod rubberized?

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 15, 2021

    This sounds like an easy fix!

    Take you tension rod down and clean each end with rubbing alcohol and also the area where the tension rod meets the walls. This will clean the surfaces of any soap or shower film that maybe contributing to it slipping. Here is a link on how to adjust your shower adjustable rod:

  • It sounds like it needs adjusting. Usually, just a couple of turns takes care of the problem.

  • on Feb 15, 2021

    Is it old? Sometimes the spring just wears out.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Feb 15, 2021

    I have tried everything on mine and I have finally given up and put permanent holders for the rod. The new style rod (the one you twist) isn't true spring tension and will not hold up like the old style does. I went with the lightest weight single curtain. Cleaned, even used gorilla tape to try and hold in place. But in a few days, there it is in the tub again.

  • Betsy Betsy on Feb 15, 2021

    Hi Judith: I had the same problem. I got a shower tension rod, but I was afraid of tightening it too much and having it go through the wallboard. What I did was to get 2 ceramic tiles, glued them to the wall where the rod was going to go and then attached the rod onto the tiles. You just twist the 2 pieces of the rod near the middle. One way makes it shorter and the other makes it longer. Make it about 1/2 or 3/4 longer than you need it to be, put one end on 1 tile and then put the other end on the other tile. You have to squish it to make it fit :) That should do it. It works for me!

    Good luck

  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 16, 2021

    I used the same thing that my clothes rods use. It is a small plastic U shaped cup that the rods sits in.

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Feb 28, 2021

    Use these shower rod holders:

  • Deb K Deb K on Mar 07, 2021

    Hi Judith, you may have too much weight on it, try grabbing another bar an use one for inside the tub and one outside the tub.

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