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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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What kind of blind bracket is this and how/where can I get a replacement?

I'm trying to replace and add extra bracket to support my blinds. It looks like the pic blow but cannot figure out what/where I could get a similar compatible bracket. I don't know where the originals ...
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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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WiFi motorized blinds with tilt and raise

I am completely new to this home automation thing. I am interested in installing new blinds in a house I just got. The only other home automation products I have right now are some Philips Hue bulbs/...
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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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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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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 ...
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Name of Part That Connects Blinds Wand With Blinds Roller and How to Replace It?

I have blinds where the part connecting the blinds roller and the blinds wand is broken. The part looks like: What's the name of this part? How do I go about fixing / replacing it?
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Why do blinds have two different close options?

This hopefully works on this site. It certainly should be DIY, though a rather paltry task. Why do blinds have two close options? There are two different angles that they can be closed and this seems ...
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2-3kg blinds into drywall/plasterboard

I want to mount my 120cm long blinds into the face of the wall above my 110(ish) cm PVC window recess, but I don't feel like standard plugs would be sufficient. There are three brackets, each held ...
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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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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 to drill through two different materials

I installed blinds in my kitchen. I put the screws into the wall. The wall was plaster and inside it was a thin metal sheet. The screws were 1/8 inches. So I drilled two holes of 1/8 inches through ...
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how to find out if wall is plaster, wood or drywall?

I want to install blinds in my kitchen. However, I can't figure out if the wall is wood or plaster. I need to know this before starting to drill because the holding mechanism for the blinds, it can'...
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What type of blinds are these? [closed]

We are living in a rentl property and there are some blinds in the windows that I would like to replace for the time we are here. They are roman blinds that have a bar along the top and are just ...
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How can I prevent light from coming in around the edges of black out blinds?

My experience is that black out blinds always let a little bit of light in round the sides. What do other people recommend as a solution to this?
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Fitting a Velux blind to a modified window

I would like to fit a standard blind to my Velux window (model GGL-7). However, it appears to have been fitted for a non-standard type of blind: there are thin wooden rails on each side, and an extra ...
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In vertical blinds, what is the part called that attaches a slat to the rail?

A few days ago, our dog clipped our vertical blinds, taking one slat down. I was going to re-attach the single fallen slat to the mounting clip that's connected to the rail, but a small gear inside ...
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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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What is the neatest way to run power to Somfy motorized window blinds?

I have several Somfy RTS motorized window blinds installed. Right now they just have electric cables attached to them that could be tacked to the wall, but I'd rather have the cabling completely ...
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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 ...
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How can I set up a timer for my motorized blinds?

My room has a window with motorized shades, which can be brought up or down using a switch that's in the same enclosure as the light switches in the room. I want to set it up so I could program the ...
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Why don't American homes have blinds on the outside of their windows?

Traveling through Europe, seeing many different construction methods, I try to take an objective look at why things are done a certain way. One of the most positive things that I see done in Europe ...
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Blinds vs Curtains [closed]

I have a bunch of uncovered windows. For The large ones I am thinking curtains. To take care of everything at once I though just use curtains for all of them. Though practically most curtains are only ...
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What is/are the proper method and tools for drilling into masonry?

Related to this question, The blinds project has gone pretty smooth up until this point. It seems that some walls have plaster or masonry behind them. Probably not a big deal, but I've snapped a ...
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Is there any easy way to open/close bay window blinds at the same time?

We have a bay window with normal wooden venetian blinds. The bay window has 5 individual blinds like this (http://www.mainfineintl.com/documents/FauxWood1.jpg) which use a twisting rod to open and ...
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Can I use shorter screws to mount my blinds?

I've bought a pair of blinds that came with 1 1/4 inch screws; I'm unable to drill deep enough into the frame to fit the screws, the screws are sticking about 1/8 of a inch out . I end up hitting ...
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Is installing blinds a DIY Project?

My wife and I have been in our home for a little less than a year, and the paper blinds are starting to get tired to look at. The prices on blinds.com look appealing, but I'm hoping there are no ...
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How can I make my own fabric replacement slats for my blinds?

I need to replace the fabric slats on the vertical blinds in my house. I do not want vinyl ones in my house. My windows look out on a golf course from most of the rooms in my house. I have lived with ...
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Can I adjust my blinds for both ventilation and privacy?

I like fresh air so I usually open the window a little and keep the blinds to the angle that I think nobody can see me from outside. Today I feel very upset because I found out everybody can see me ...
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How do I uninstall a velux blackout blind?

(A Velux blind is a brand of skylight/roof-window in the UK that's apparently quite popular). We have a couple of velux windows with blinds attached. We'd like to swap them for the black-out blind ...
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How to rehang vertical blinds on a damaged bay ceiling?

My vertical blind has lost two of its four brackets. It was fixed to the ceiling of my bay window and the plugs and screws have pulled away. Is it possible to fill and replug in the same place and ...
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How can I make my room darker at night?

I live in a place where we do not have completely dark nights in the summer. This is how my room looks like (picture from the web, just example - Sliding doors with vertical blinds). I'm looking for ...