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Topic Title: Soap Dishes-Hotel Inspector.
Topic Summary: Electric Showers
Created On: 13 August 2014 08:34 AM
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 13 August 2014 08:34 AM
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Hello All,
this is the situation: Large Bed and Breakfast establishment with a combination of electric and plumbed in en-suite showers. The hotel Inspector has just visited and recommended that soap dishes be fitted in the shower cubicles so that soap does not have to be put on the shower tray by guests using the showers. Does anyone know of a good plastic smallish soap tray/holder/dish that can be fitted to the shower riser rails without having to remove the rail to slide the soap dish over the rail? The owner does not want the tiles drilled, and thinks that sucker pad soap dishes would fall off the wall and not be reliable. The measured rail diameters vary from about 19 mm to 3/4 inch to 1.0 inch (25mm) approx. Is there a dish that can be fixed using a clamp on device does anyone know please?

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Z.
 13 August 2014 10:21 AM
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its going to be a task. Even getting spare parts once you have identified each model and make is going to be a nightmare.

Get a load of wall mounted ones and stick them to the wall using sikaflex.

The best place for the electric showers, is of course, in the skip.

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 13 August 2014 10:26 AM
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I'd Google 'clip on soap dish shower rail' or similar if I were you.

Or rather if it wasn't part of my price suggest the Owner / Manager does...

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 13 August 2014 02:01 PM
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If each shower still has it's original riser rail then Shower Doctor is a great source of spares. Even if there isn't one fitted as standard they'll have one that fits. They have not failed me once.
But they'll most likely take 10 minutes to fit by unscrewing one of the brackets to slide it down the tube, just like you're trying to avoid.

It'd be that or suckers for my money.

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 13 August 2014 02:52 PM
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Suckers don't really work. I've first hand proof of that on two different types of tile surface.

There are clip on dishes that fit 25mm rails, or 18mm rails with it's sleeve adapter.

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 13 August 2014 05:47 PM
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That's a relief. I thought this was going to be about the need to bond... ;-)
 13 August 2014 07:24 PM
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Originally posted by: keylevel

That's a relief. I thought this was going to be about the need to bond... ;-)


You could always hot-glue a tag onto it.

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 13 August 2014 08:09 PM
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Originally posted by: stateit

Suckers don't really work. I've first hand proof of that on two different types of tile surface.



There are clip on dishes that fit 25mm rails, or 18mm rails with it's sleeve adapter.


Until 2 months ago I wouldn't have suggested suckers.
But, I re-fitted our ensuite bathroom in May and the MD couldn't decide what type of soap dish she wanted or where she wanted it. So as a temporary measure she picked up a plastic basket style soap dish that is retained by two suckers.

So far it's looking like a permanent solution.

The tiles are matte finish ceramic.

I guess it's all down to how much you spit on your suckers!

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 13 August 2014 09:04 PM
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It's a bit like an heating element failing and an RCD...

OK for ages, then it goes. OK for a bit longer, then it goes. OK for a little while, then it goes. Then it will stick for a short while. Then it goes. Then it just slides down the tile every time you try to stick it on...

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