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The staple or brad that connects the control bar to several of the shutters have come off. Some of them are completely lost. How do I repair this?

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I used to own and run a Blind business. Living in Florida, a majority of our volume were shutters. I would suggest getting a staple that is slightly longer than the one that came out and then pushing the new one in.

I would protect the lever with a towel and then use a wide wrench, like a plumbers wrench, to squeeze the staple in. Another option which would probably be easier would be to use the same size staple that fell out and use a two-part epoxy to set them in the holes. You may have to get a small syringe to inject the mix into the tiny holes before inserting the staple.

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Sounds pretty simple, I'll give that a shot and get back to you. –  Shane Feb 13 '12 at 18:07
    
Plastic syringes are available for these types of uses. My wife works at a vet, so these are at my disposal. If you use one with a metal needle, be VARY careful. Injecting yourself with epoxy would be dangerous. –  Evil Elf Feb 14 '12 at 13:45

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