Frequently Asked Questions about The Solid Mount®.
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When properly installed, The Solid Mount® meets or exceeds UBC (universal building code) and Canadian specs of 300lbs.
When you hear plastic, you think cheap or weak. But the misconception is the word plastic. We use a 6000psi ABS mix of 3 different materials plus proprietary additives for The Solid Mount®, which gives us our strength. Also, remember, many parts in machinery, cars, motorcycles, and other items have components made from the same base 6000psi mix we use. When properly installed, The Solid Mount® meets or exceeds UBC (universal building code) and Canadian specs of 300lbs.
The 2″ hole is for the ability to move the mount to line it up with the center of or the stud has a slight bow.
The Solid Mount® has an adjustable mounting shaft that can be adjusted from 7/8” -2 1/8” to accommodate most showers. If you have a slight curve you can safely fill the void with good-quality silicone chaulking.
The simple answer is No. A shower seat would create a different load and sheer than a grab bar.
You need to ensure an air gap between the acrylic and the studs. Most Acrylic showers are glued to the drywall directly, so there is no air gap.
Use a hacksaw to cut the spacers easily.
No, Pre-drill the holes per instructions (Steps 24-30). Screw the 6 - Specialty S/S Screws in by hand until tight.