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Cost-effective blackout roller blind with side-channels?

I want to fit a blackout blind with side channels into which the blind fits to eliminate light leakage around the edges of the blind. Here's an example of this kind of blind fitment: https://www....
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Motor for DIY Remote controlled shades

I'm currently undertaking a project to build remote controlled shades from scratch. I currently have every piece figured out except I don't know know much about the motors involved in something like ...
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How do I fix a counterweighted accordion blind that is stuck?

We have accordion style blinds. These are assisted...meaning that we can raise and lower the blinds just by lifting or pulling down. No need to pull any strings directly. Now the assist mechanism ...
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Electric blackout blinds

I've looked at the questions that have already been posed and they go some of the way to the situation I have. I will attempt to remove the cassette that houses an electric motor and the sidebars as ...
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Where do I install an outside mount for blinds?

I'm installing faux wood blinds in my home. I prefer the outside mount because it looks better on my windows, however the molding is a weird design. The head casing and side casing don't meet at a ...
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How can I get the mounting brackets to hold onto my blinds more strongly?

The blinds we installed are attached on the inside of the window frame, using a metal bracket. The blinds were attached to the brackets by snapping it in. JCPenny designed these blinds custom for us. ...
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Reverse a roller shade

I have some levolor roller shades and after much struggling with them I realized that the problem is that they are the wrong way around. They have a pin on one end and a kind of flat piece that sits ...
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Can I make a tie up or roll up curtain with pack cloth?

I need roll up blackout shades for two windows. I thought I would use denier coated pack cloth because it blocks sunlight and is also pretty cheap. I would follow the instructions similar to here to ...
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How do I reattach a hunter douglas clutch cable?

My hunter douglas clutch cable, for their shades, has ripped open at what appears to be a glue line. Is there a way to repair it without replacing it? (ie, some sort of glue or kit i can use)?
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sliding window with electric roller shutter doesn't fully close

I have this window which doesn't fully close. It stucks at some point while closing. I can hear its electric motor still working but something prevents it from fully closing. So half of the holes are ...