From: Michael T on
An elderly friend is in the hospital and has asked me to find someone (she
prefers a business over a handyman) who can come to her condo and give her
an estimate for installing a shower grab bar and a fold-down shower seat.

I'm not sure where to start ... for example, what kind of business does this
kind of work?

Location: Large city in San Diego County


From: RicodJour on
On Jul 22, 10:12 pm, "Michael T" <no_spam_1...(a)cox.net> wrote:
> An elderly friend is in the hospital and has asked me to find someone (she
> prefers a business over a handyman) who can come to her condo and give her
> an estimate for installing a shower grab bar and a fold-down shower seat.
>
> I'm not sure where to start ... for example, what kind of business does this
> kind of work?
>
> Location: Large city in San Diego County

Any elder care organization in your area will most likely be able to
refer someone who specializes, but any competent carpenter with a
modicum of tile experience should be able to do it without problem.
Look in the yellow pages under Carpenters and/or Home Improvement.

You may want to look into the plastic and aluminum chairs that sit in
the tub/shower. You're probably already aware that the transfer into
and out of the chair is the dangerous part, and the seat should be
designed and installed to make the transition as easy as possible.
You're right to want competent installation.

R
From: NGDirect on


"Michael T" <no_spam_1974(a)cox.net> wrote in message
news:i2atph$og$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
> An elderly friend is in the hospital and has asked me to find someone (she
> prefers a business over a handyman) who can come to her condo and give her
> an estimate for installing a shower grab bar and a fold-down shower seat.
>
> I'm not sure where to start ... for example, what kind of business does
> this kind of work?
>
> Location: Large city in San Diego County
>
>
The big box stores generally offer installation services. A small job like
this is likely to be sub-contracted out to the same handyman she is trying
to avoid. You might also call a reputable bath remodeling company or supply
store that might be able to give you a reference.

From: Malcolm Hoar on
In article <i2atph$og$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>, "Michael T" <no_spam_1974(a)cox.net> wrote:
>I'm not sure where to start ... for example, what kind of business does this
>kind of work?

Ummm, try the Yellow Pages, under Bathrooms ;-)

The places that sell these things with either have their
own installers or be able to refer you to one.

Alternatively, a bathroom remodeler who is service
oriented and handles repairs can do the job.

If you/she happens to know a good plumber, they can
probably handle it well too.

My Dad had one installed by a local plumber.






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From: Smitty Two on
In article <i2atph$og$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>,
"Michael T" <no_spam_1974(a)cox.net> wrote:

> An elderly friend is in the hospital and has asked me to find someone (she
> prefers a business over a handyman) who can come to her condo and give her
> an estimate for installing a shower grab bar and a fold-down shower seat.
>
> I'm not sure where to start ... for example, what kind of business does this
> kind of work?
>

The kind that can afford plenty of liability insurance. The grab bar
doesn't even have to rip out of the wall for the lawyers to come
crashing in: if she even misses the thing as she's lurching for it on
her way down, someone's gonna be doing ergonomics calculations down to
the thousandth of an inch. Height, mounting angle, coefficient of
friction of the wet bar.

It's like my electrician friend said about working in mobile homes: "I
wouldn't even change a light bulb in one."