How To Install An Oval Shower Curtain Rod For A Clawfoot Tub
You can relax when bathing in clawfoot tubs, but you can have showers in this tub by installing shower piping. But you need to stop water from jumping onto the floor using a shower curtain after you install the shower pipes. An oval shower curtain rod is often used for clawfoot tub though there are various types of curtain rods for this tub. The curtain can be drawn all the way all over the whole tub using this ring. Here are the steps to install them.
Use a tape measure to size the length of the clawfoot tub. You will get the diameter for ceiling ring for your tub from this measurement if you want to create a circular ring. Use the similar width and the similar length as the tub if you use oval shower curtain rods. You need to add another 2 inches to the size of the curtain. Also measure how long the ceiling mount rods. Cut the rods to the correct length. You can adjust it to different heights using couplers that are available in most rods. Use metal cutting tool to cut the rod. Follow the producer’s manual when install the rods onto the ring.
If necessary, use a ladder next to the tub to lift the oval rod on the ceiling up into place. Use a pencil inserting through hole to mark each screw. Put the rod back to the floor. Find if there are ceiling joists under each of the screw holes with a stud finder tool. Use drill to make holes in all stud positions. Attach a hollow wall anchor into the holes leveling with the ceiling. Aligning the holes in the ceiling with the mounting holes, mount the ring up to the ceiling. Use a power drill to secure the screws. Run the hangers of shower curtain through the holes in the uppermost of the shower curtain and suspend the hangers onto the shower curtain rod oval.
To install the oval shower curtain rod, you need handheld rotating device, tape measure, metal cutting attachment, pencil, step ladder, stud finder, hammer, hollow wall anchors, power drill, shower curtain hooks, and shower curtain. If you have very tall ceilings, it is not a good option using ceiling mounted shower curtain rings since it won’t reach the floor using most standard shower curtains. This case, you need to install wall mounted shower curtain ring.