How to Install a Heated Towel Rail

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How to Install a Heated Towel Rail
A heated towel gets rid of the chill after showering. (baby with towel image by Pavel Losevsky from

A heated towel rail keeps towels warm and dries them more quickly than air-drying. Towels that are dried quickly are less likely to smell musty and reduce the amount of moisture built up in the bathroom. Warm towels are a luxury in the winter when it is chilly after getting out of the shower. Install a heated towel rail in a location where there is plenty of room around the towel rail for ventilation, and that is close to a ground-fault interrupted (GFI) electrical socket.

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Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Screwdriver
  • Mounting hardware
  • Heated towel rail

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  1. 1

    Place the mounting hardware on the heated towel rail.

  2. 2

    Hold the towel rail in position against the wall where you plan to install it.

  3. 3

    Place a level on top of the towel rail and adjust the rail until it is level.

  4. 4

    Mark the location of the mounting hardware with a pencil by lightly tracing around the mounting hardware.

  5. 5

    Place the towel rail on the floor and remove the mounting hardware.

  6. 6

    Position the mounting hardware in the outline on the wall and attach with screws using a screwdriver.

  7. 7

    Place the towel bar on the mounting hardware.

  8. 8

    Plug the unit into an outlet.

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