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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful.
Not 76" as advertised.
By Thomas Wilkinson
I bought this rod specifically because it advertised that it was up to 76" long. I needed to span a shade over 75". Most rods only advertise 72", so this is perfect, right? Fully extended, the rod could only lightly touch the opposing walls, not providing enough pressure to support itself, let alone weight and occasional tug of a curtain. Using a hockey puck as a shim (I'm Canadian) I got the span length down to 74.25 inches, now the rod supports itself but it doesn't quite hold itself straight at the centre, not enough overlap in the expansion joint.
With the hockey-puck shim, it's usable, but I am not satisfied. It doesn't look nice if it can't hold itself straight. So: while it advertises 76" I would not consider using it for more than about 73".
83 of 92 people found the following review helpful.
I'm sorry to write a bad review since all the others were really good, but this didn't work for me.
I bought this for my kids bathroom but it fell so many times, so I decided to toss it and purchase the more expensive one I had in my other bathroom since it was really sturdy.
Everytime I would give my son a bath, it would fall just by me moving the curtain to the side. I didn't pull on it or tug it. And I've installed other shower rods to know how much to tighten it. But no matter what, it just wouldn't stay up. Maybe mine was a defected one??
This is the one I ended up purchasing:
Aquatico Monte Carlo Shower Curtain Tension Rod, Satin
35 of 36 people found the following review helpful. See all 368 customer reviews...
Just what I needed!
Positioned this above the middle of the bathtub - makes a perfect spot to hang a beach towel and dripping bathing suit. The tension rod fits tightly against the walls and is sturdy enough to support an oversize beach towel plus wet clothes and bathing suit.