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Q & A: Long or short towel racks?

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Most recent answer: 06/09/2008
Q:
My husband and I have been disagreeing on the weight distribution of towel racks. Would a shorter hold more or less weight than a longer one?
- Dale Pearson (age 57)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
A:
It probably doesn't make much difference.    From a physics point of view, there's no particular advantage one way or the other. In my house the main cause of towel rack failure is that the screws holding it into the wall pull out.

LeeH

(published on 06/09/2008)

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