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Can't reattach rail onto Hunter Douglas bracket

My bedroom window has a Hunter Douglas Vignette shade. Since I bought thr place the shade has fallen occasionally and it's always a pain to get back up. Is there a trick to reattaching? Right now one ...
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What type of wall is this?

I'm installing blinds that will mount in the ceiling (inside) of the window pane. I initially used wood screws but then thought I'd use drywall screws for greater strength. I tried drilling a hole to ...
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Blind installed in a metal/aluminum frame that is tilting forward - how to fix?

I have three windows, in sequence (the middle one is fixed, the side windows can be opened/closed). Each window has its own blind. I noticed my blinds started tilting forward, specially the middle one,...
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What is this nut called and can it be removed and reused/replaced?

Can anyone tell me what this nut is called and how to remove it in a way I can return the mechanism to normal working order? Also, what kind of special tools will I need? The first photo is of the ...
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What glue to hold wooden batten to ceiling for window blind

Today I attempted to put up a window blind, fixing it to the ceiling (there is no option to drill into the window frame) My metal/pipe detector has 'pinged' where I want to drill the holes into the ...
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How to fix an uneven (curved) upper window box to install blinds?

The top of my window frame is curved, probably as a fail in construction. Just noticed it when I was trying to install new blinds. You can see it in the picture below that it is uneven by the center ...
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flange/u-channel for black-out blinds?

This is a question about a specific solution for a problem that's been asked before. The best solution is u-channels that the blinds' hem bar can travel up and down within. This solution can be seen ...
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Disable clutch on roller blind?

I have a clutch-operated roller blind. I would like to be able to pull the blind down by just grabbing the fabric and tugging it down, as this is easier than fiddling with the chain. (Obviously I will ...
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Connecting Automatic Blind Timer

I currently have a basic GEWISS GW20560 switch connected to my blinds. I'd like to replace it with an automatic timer. My issue is I can't find the electrical diagram for the switch, to work out the ...
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Valence Clips for Blinds

We have some windows with 20+ year old blinds, and the valence clips have broken on several of them. The clip mechanism looks a little funky with 3 parts involved: the valence itself (3" across),...
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Sprayed foam sealant into window blind's headrail, immobilizing it. Blinds are also screwed directly into frame. How to remove (has picture)

Trying to seal window crevices, I accidentally sprayed into window blinds headrail whose top is exposed. The crevice is so narrow I couldn't see into the top of the headrail, so I forgot it was open. ...
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Shall I keep windows and blinds open during hot summer days? [closed]

On a summer day with at 36 degrees Celsius, in a room with no air conditioner but only a ceiling fan, and with windows facing north and east, which of the following can I do to make the room feel less ...
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Hanging a wooden venetian blind in a square bay

I have recently purchased some custom fit wooden blinds to fit to a square (or box) bay window. I followed the measuring guide diligently, and now the blinds have arrived it is time to fit them. What ...
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When I pull Tilt Chain, why don't my vertical blinds tilt?

Please see this video WITH SOUND. How upload SOUND video here? Don't hesitate edit this post to add it for me. I was pulling on Tilt Chain, but vertical blinds don't tilt! Why?
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How to supply 12 volt DC to all the windows in a new house build

We are looking to provide 12v DC power to all the window headers in a new construction home for later use to power 12v DC blind motors. As all the walls are open for now we are just going to have wire ...
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Any idea what these outdoor shades are called?

Hi any idea with the name of the outdoor shades are called? Note the rope that is tied to the metal boat dock stirrup thing. They are mounted on the outside. I've been searching for weeks and have no ...
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Temporary window treatment options? (shades, blinds, curtains)

I have a sitting room-turned-guest room, and with summer going into full bore the room brightens up too early in the day for sound sleep. It has become a problem. The room has several large windows ...
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Is there a name for open-top curtains?

I've walked around my neighborhood, and seen curtains that leave around the top 1/4 of the window open, which I really like. It seems to provide the same amount of privacy, but also let in a good ...
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Broken plastic gadget on blind

The plastic gadget that contols the string for opening/closing and lifting/lowering of the blinds broke. In not sure, but it may need new string too. Is that something I can easily fix myself? I ...
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Which mounting screws to use for Ikea Hoppvals?

I recently bought these Ikea blinds (HOPPVALS). To my surprise when I opened the package there was no mounting screws to use or any recommendation of what kind of screws would be the appropriate ones ...
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Re-using old window blind brackets

I've had a set of Levelor brand window blinds in a house for about 18 years. They are now broken enough that I'm trying to replace them, but remembering how much of a pain it was to install the ...
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How should I mount shades with these brackets?

I have some up-down shades which don't have any instructions. The are made by Allen-Roth, which is just a Lowe's house brand. For the life of me I can't see how to mount these! The metal bracket ...
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Roller Blind in window ingress

I am attaching a roller blind in a window ingress and the lintel is steel which is proving hard to get through. Will it hold if I attach a batten of wood in the ingress with grab adhesive to the ...
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Fitting add on blinds to rear door

I am trying to fit add on, enclosed blinds (like these) to the rear door of my new home. I have not been able to find a set of blinds that fit appropriately and I am not sure why. I've returned 2 sets ...
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How to sand plaster corner using oscillating tool?

I'm fitting a blackout blind and the width of the opening of the window recess at the top narrows over at the the final 4 cm or so (1.6") by a maximum of perhaps 2.5 mm (1/10 th of an inch). The ...
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Can installers inside mount thick insulating cellular shades over our uneven, decorative trim?

We have a 1924 craftsman home with 8 original double hung windows still intact: We want to preserve them, but they're crap when it comes to insulation so we're going to purchase double cell cellular ...
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What material are Velux FSCC room darkening solar blinds made out of?

I had some new skylights installed, which included the installation of some double-pleated Velux solar blinds. I'm pretty sure the Velux website says that all of their blinds are made out of fabric, ...
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How to remove roller shade?

The side without the bead chain on my roller shade looks like this: How do I remove it? Google says to stick a flathead screwdriver into the tab between the bracket and to pull down on the bar, but ...
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Vertical blinds, drywall only no stud

Trying to install vertical blinds for 2 slider doors and I cannot locate any stud/plywood backing in the areas I need to drill the holes for the mounting brackets. Have any of you used pop toggle ...
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Using strong magnets for hanging window blinds

I have a wide window a touch less than 6' across and I want to install a blind with 2" deep horizontals. The blind that was within my price range comes with five support brackets, which can either ...
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How to fit a screw into a drilled big hole on wall?

I am fitting a window blind on a wall. The wall is made of plaster board as far as I have known. I have drilled a hole on wall bigger than the screw size. The drilled hole on the wall has a diameter ...
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Proper way to hang valance over kitchen window between cabinets

What’s the proper was to hang a valance at the top of this window in the kitchen between cabinets? Will have horizontal blinds it covers. Tile backsplash runs up to the top of the cabinets. Window ...
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Persian blinds: why the headrail is open at the top

Why is the headrail (A) U-shaped without a top cover? I would say it will accumulate dirt over time through this open top. Is it always this way with Persian blinds and if so what is the reason ...
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How can I make vertical blinds with wood vanes?

I was thinking of 1/8" Luaun or baltic birch. I would like to use a clear coat or dye-stain plus varnish. Yes there are a raft of types of plywood. Other suggestions welcome. By dimensionally ...
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Seeks parts for antique wood venetian blinds [closed]

We have 60 year old wood venetian blinds that we're in the process of replacing the ladder tape on (that was easy to find). One of our blinds is missing a small wooden roller and we're at a loss as ...
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How much can I hang from a blinds bracket?

Naughty question--I'm renting right now in a gorgeous, modern apartment and obviously can't hang anything on the walls. Buuuut.. I have this 65cm diameter mirror, approximately 4-5kg (something like ...
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Replace a cellular shade fabric but use existing hardware?

[Revised post] I want to try to replace a shade and use the existing hardware. But I am new to all things DIY shades (never installed a new one, let alone tackle a repair of new shade/old hardware). ...
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Sheer vs daylight blinds?

I suspect it refers to the fabric type, but what do shops mean when they refer to "sheer" blinds as opposed to "daylight" ones? Here's an example of two similar blinds with these fabrics: Sheer | ...
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What are these blinds and how do they work?

I am renting an apartment in Milan, Italy, and my room has an attached terrace with it. The terrace has these blinds, which have not been opened for centuries (so they may be stuck) and they have ...
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Is there a way to hang mini blinds with only 1/2" of space to mount the brackets?

I had all of the windows in my house replaced last week and I just assumed that my fairly new mini blinds would be able to be put back up but once the new windows were in, but there is now only a ...
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How could I motorize my venitian blinds?

I just moved on to an appartment which have a set of 9 venitian blinds. Each come with 2 actions : a string you pull to lift the blind, and a stick you spin to spin the blades and filter more or less ...
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How to replace a vertical blind clip?

I have a vertical blinds, but one of the blinds is missing and needs to be replaced. I have some pictures of it below. The problem is the plastic see through clip that is holding the blind. I don't ...
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Cutting down blinds (Specifically metal frame - not the blind itself)

I have some blinds that have metal side pieces made from (I believe) aluminum. The sides are runners that the blinds and the handle slide up and down in. The problem is that these are about 5mm too ...
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How to cleanly remove pleated blinds from thermopane windows?

I have some pleated blinds stuck to the thermopane window frames of my apartment. It's the kind that sticks to the frame, you don't need to drill holes (this is it: https://www.amazon.co.uk/IKEA-...
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Shade in front of second floor condo window

I live in the second floor (one over ground level) in a condo building in Germany. It is rented, so I cannot do major modifications. Minor modifications must be arranged with the owner. The living ...
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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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Connecting Motor wiring

I'm trying to connect Live Wires (L/N/G) to this electric blind receiver and can't figure out the way to do it. Motor Has 4 Wires Blue = Neutral Black = Direction 1 (I assume UP or Down) Brown = ...
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How do I fix the twist mechanism on a blind?

As you can see from the image below the twisting mechanism which holds the longer stick to adjust the angle of the blind as broken. Any ideas on how this can be fixed, either by fitting a new ...
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Hang blinds inside window frame on drywall only?

I need to hang some standard window blinds (blinds that you pull upward by pulling the strings down) inside a few of my windows, but my walls are concrete stucco, and there is about a 3/4" gap between ...
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What are the best option for French sliding door blinds

regular honeycomb blind [ We are thinking to place the blind bracket outside the French sliding doors. My other blinds are all honeycomb blinds. I am wondering what are the best blind option we can ...