T-air towel bars have only been tested in walls with a solid support behind them, such as; brick / block walls, solid wood and any walls with a wooden ‘stud’ or ‘noggin’ support behind the plaster wall, or tiled wall. It is only recommended that they be installed in a similar wall with sufficient support i.e. not plaster only wall.
For bath towels, it is recommended the towel bars be installed 1800mm – 1850mm from the floor, as this accommodates standard towels, and the large bath sheets. If bath sheets are not being used, then any height >= 1400mm will accommodate a standard towel. Heights of 1400mm – 1450mm are suitable for most children to use the towel bars.
All T-air products are designed so the eyelets are pointing down and inwards, just like the eyelets in the T-air Logo. Towels and cloths will gravity fall into the pointy end of the eyelet, thus no need to force the towel into the eyelet. No matter what T-air product you have, the important thing is to have the eyelets pointing in the same direction as per the logo.
It is very important that the holes drilled (for the screws), should be the correct size to allow the screw thread to bite and make a secure fit, otherwise the screws will loosen over time. When screwing into wood, the holes must be smaller than screw thread. The supplied plug for inserting in brick/block/concrete walls provides a suitable size for the screw to bite.
- 1 * T-air product
- 2 * stainless steel screws
- 2 * screw caps, plates or covers
- 2 * wall plug/anchors (for brick/block walls)
What you need for installation:
- Stud finder
- Painters tape (for tiled wall)
- Power drill
- Drill bit (carbide or diamond tip if tiled wall)
- Screwdriver (Phillips head)
- All relevant safety items e.g. safety glasses
Hold the T-air product at the required height and location. Use a Level to check that straight and level. Use pen to mark the wall where both the screw holes are located.
Where you marked the wall, drill 2 holes through the wall into wooden ‘stud’ or ‘noggin’, ensuring the drill is held square and level.
If the wall is tiled, it is recommended to use painters tape to mark the drill holes so as to reduce the risk of damaging the tile when drilling. A glass and tile drill bit should be used (typically carbide or diamond tip). Once the drill has penetrated through the tiles, it is recommended to replace with a general purpose drill bit to continue drilling screw pilot hole into the wooden ‘stud’ or ‘noggin’. This drill bit should be smaller than the hole drilled through the tile and smaller than the screw thread, to ensure the screw bites strongly into the support wood ensuring a secure hold.
If the wall is brick/block, it is important to insert the supplied plugs as an anchor for the screws to hold onto. This will require a larger hole to be drilled into the wall (green plug 6.5mm, red plug 6mm) to fit the plug.
Insert the screw by initially using a Phillips head screwdriver to locate and ensure the screw is square. Continue with either the screwdriver or power drill with a small drill extension, to ensure no damage from the drill chuck occurs on the T-air product. It is recommended to do final tightening of the screws with the screwdriver to ensure firm and square hold.
Different models have different screw covers. If you have a model with a cover plate supplied (see below), it’s important to clean the back plate/screws, to ensure the cover plate sticks firmly to the back plate/screws.
Peel the top layer of the double-sided tape (which is stuck on the back of the supplied cover plate) and place/stick this cover plate over the back plate/screws. The cover plate is designed so that the small hole is located on the edge closest to the T-bar bend.
Caring for your Product:
Cleaning of all T-air products must only involve the use of a soft cotton cloth with water and if needed a mild detergent such as a typical dishwashing liquid. Absolutely no guarantee or warranty will be considered if our products are exposed to cloths with rough surface, sharp objects or harsh chemicals.