Extra-wide Compensator for Caregiver doors – 24130

Regular Price $106.00

SKU: 24130 Category:


  • every caregiver door comes with 2 compensators
  • you can replace one or both original compensators with extra-wide compensators
  • using an extra-wide compensator increases the fitment range by 1″
  • using two extra-wide compensators increases the fitment range by 2″
  • example: a caregiver door that is designed to fit an opening of 46¼” to 47¾”, will fit an opening of 47¼” to 48¾” if one original compensator is replaced with an extra-wide compensator
  • example: a caregiver door that is designed to fit an opening of 46¼” to 47¾”, will fit an opening of 48¼” to 49¾” if both original compensators are replaced with extra-wide compensators
  • no more than two extra-wide compensators can be used on a caregiver door
  • caregiver door model 91115 includes extra-wide compensators as original equipment, so the fit range of this model cannot be enlarged
  • made of aluminum with a plastic cap
  • compensators will not rust
  • powder coated in white with light gray plastic cap
  • fasteners are not included; use stainless steel fasteners of an appropriate size and length
  • for more details on this product, please see the Specification Sheet

Specification Sheets

24130 Specification Sheet

What you will need

  • Caregiver Door
  • power drill
  • level
  • measuring tape
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • extra-wide compensators may be necessary depending on the fit range of the door and the alcove opening you are trying to fill

Video Tutorials


How do I know if I need a left or a right Newel Grab Bar?

While facing toward the stairs or a passageway where you want to install the grab bar, you will need a left Newel Grab Bar to mount to the left newel post or corner, and a right Newel Grab Bar to mount to the right newel post or corner.

How many holes for hooks are in a curtain?

Each curtain has 10 holes for hooks. The holes are reinforced with grommets. The hole diameter is 1/4".

What is the hole size in the curtains?

All holes are reinforced with a grommet, and the diameter of the grommet hole is ¼"

How long is the bracing bar that comes with a screen?

Every glass screen is supplied with a 55" long bar, which can be cut to the length needed for an installation. This bar should be used to secure the end post to a nearby wall to make the screen rigid.

Separate tie bars are available (in 3 lengths) to span from one glass screen to another in situations where two screens are installed.

Can I get a screen with trim in other colors?

Sorry, these screens are only available with the polished aluminum trim.

What is the warranty on a glass screen?

The manufacturer's limited warranty for defects is extended to the original "end-user" purchaser. When installed in a commercial setting, the warranty period is for 5 years from the original date of purchase. When installed in a residential setting, the warranty period is for 10 years from the original date of purchase. Please see the AKW warranty for details.

Can I cut a bracing rod or tie rod?

Yes, the glass screen rods are made of aluminum and are easy to cut with a hacksaw.

How do I install glass screens without penetrating through the waterproofing?

If you absolutely do not want to penetrate the waterproofing, then consider securing a strip of solid surface material like Corian or Avonite (there are many brands) to the finished floor with adhesive, then mount the glass screen hardware to it.

There really isn't a problem, however, with mounting glass screens directly to the floor. After drilling pilot holes, squeeze silicone sealant into the holes before driving the fasteners. Also, cover the fasteners with silicone once they're driven. The silicone will fill any gaps around the screws to seal the floor and keep water where is should be, draining from the shower. Take the time to silicone any floor or wall penetrations to prevent leaks--for example, with grab bar fasteners.

We recommend installing glass screens just outside the shower base so that you aren't drilling through the base itself. Make sure the fasteners will go through the subfloor and into blocking or joists below.

What is the trim made of?

The trim is made of aluminum and it's polished to a high gloss.

What kind of glass is used?

All glass screens are made of tempered safety glass that is 6mm thick (a hair under ¼").

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