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Curtain rod came off

What type of wall is it? I am new to this . How do i fix it and hang rod again. My curtains are heavy
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How can I put in a screw in a concrete ceiling without power tools?

I want to hang my plant but my ceiling is concrete. I don't have a drill. I have a hammer and screwdriver.
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How can I prevent curtain rings from catching on the joint between rod sections?

I have a plastic curtain pole (unlike that one). The spot where the extension starts creates a bigger edge than on the pic, and curtain rings always bump into it. It's really, really annoying. ...
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What do add to prop/raise the curtain rod a few inches away from the wall?

I am about to install a curtain rod onto the wall. The problem is I want to add a few inches between the curtain and the wall than the default length by the curtain rod. I wonder if there is any item ...
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How do I install curtain rod mounts correctly if I keep hitting metal?

I am installing Double Bay Window Mounts. If I have measured the correct height, 84", and the recommended width of 3" from the window on both sides why am I hitting metal when I drill the holes? I'm ...
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Installing anchors into a hollow metal panel

I'm installing a curtain rod in our studio. The windows we have are installed and framed by metal including a metal panel box atop them. It's hollow and the metal panel appears to be less than 2mm ...
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How to make use of Existing Window to install a Curtain

I've moved to a new apartment(in USA) where in my bedroom I have a window(obviously with horizontal blinds). It is in a place where people from outside can see through the blinds. So I wanted to ...
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How can I prevent pets from passing through an open window?

We live in a 6th floor and we have a huge sliding glass window that we like to open. The issue is that we have cats, so my concern is that if we leave the window open, one of the cats will jump out ...
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Central curtain rod support is ripping out

I used zinc drywall anchors to install a curtain rod. The area doesn't have studs. Given the length of the rod, there are three hangers: left, center and right. I noticed that the center hanger is ...
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What to do if drywall anchor isn't flush with the wall

I'm trying to install a curtain rod. The kit came with drywall anchors and screws. The anchors are 1 inch long. However, the drywall is maybe 1/2 inch thick. Behind the drywall it looks like a ...
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Unable to screw completely into plug/anchor

I am attaching curtain rail holders into a wall for installing a door curtain. I have drilled four holes (two for each bracket) with diameter 6 mm and depth 50 mm, in a wall which appears to have ~12 ...
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Checking curtain rod stability?

I recently installed a curtain rod into drywall with the default screw anchor provided with rails (top picture). My partner thinks that the rods aren't sufficiently stable and wants me to do the work ...
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Drill can't penetrate wall fully

I'm currently attempting to install a curtain rail in my bedroom, but my drill is getting stuck at 2cm deep. There were previous holes there, but they were too big so I filled them and tried drilling ...
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How to reinforce a curtain rod

I have a ceiling that literally cannot be drilled into. An experienced handyman couldn't do it with high quality masonry bits. I'm wondering if there is any easy way to reinforce a curtain rod, so ...
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Is there some kind of product that will protect curtains from the effects of prolonged sunlight?

I've installed some un-backed curtains and have been told that after a few years they may start to disintegrate from being exposed to hundreds of hours of sunlight. Does anyone know of a product, ...
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Fixing a curtain rail to dry wall

I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to DIY, so I'm after some advice... I've recently bought a curtain rail for my living room, and I need to fix it to the wall. However, the wall is not brick -- it ...
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Attaching curtain rail to plasterboard/drywall over studwork

We've had some new uPVC windows fitted. The upstairs bay window presented some problems and, as a result, the "wall" above the window frame is now studwork with cement board on the external side and ...
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Fixing a curtain rail to old brick wall

I am trying to fix a curtain rail in a dormer window. The problem is that the internal wall is brick with lime mortar. Many of the bricks are very poor quality and crumble when drilled. ...
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Stud finding for window curtains — what does it mean that the whole side of the window frame is magnetic?

I had originally hung up window curtains by putting plastic anchors into the plaster and screwing into those. After a year, that fell out. Searching online, it seems if I find the studs / wood ...
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How to hang curtains drywall with no gap

How can I hang curtains on an exterior wall that only has 1/2" between the interior(painted) drywall surface and the beginning of the exterior wall? I tried to use a hollow wall anchor #6-32 x 1-1/4",...
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How can I attach a curtain rail to a lath and plaster wall?

I need to attach a curtain pole (for a heavy curtain) above a window. To be consistent with another window in the same room, I'll need to affix a 4-inch wide strip of wood to the wall, and attach the ...
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How to reduce the width of a rolling curtain?

Roll-up window shades come in certain widths x heights, 180x210 cm, 120x160 cm, etc. They are made of some kind of fabric rolled up in an aluminum tube. To adjust their width to fit your window frame ...
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How should I fill the holes where my curtain rod was, so that I can reuse them?

My curtain rail has fallen down and the holes are too big to plug and re-use. What is the best products/method to fill the deep holes and hang my curtain rails? Please note: Curtain rails are wooden....
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How can I fill wall screw holes so I can reposition the screws?

I live in an old 1920's apartment building with thick solid walls and installed an ikea dignitet curtain wire. One side I've realized I've put in wrong and need to redrill two holes in a different ...
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soundprofing edm studio room [duplicate]

if i hang mass loaded vinyl like curtains around the room,will it soundproof the room do other neighbours will not complain when im doing music in strange hours? what other options do i have for a ...
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How can I install a curtain rod on a drywall?

Originally I though this would be an easy process, however where I used to live all the houses are pure concrete, therefore something like this used to be relatively simple. My question is how can I ...
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What do you call a widget that holds the side of a curtain against a wall?

I moved into a house and found these handy widgets screwed into a bedroom wall. These widgets each consist of a hook-shaped piece of metal with a small clip that fastens a window curtain to the hook. ...
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Is this type of curtain track solid enough for children?

I'm considering purchasing this plastic curtain track. However I am concerned regarding the robustness of the hooks which attach the track to the wall. These look a bit like this one: But what if my ...
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What curtain pole for a bay window?

I have a bay window similar to the 1st photo below. When I moved in this house, there was a curved curtain rail system and 3 separate pieces of curtain for the 3 windows of the bay. As it was very ...
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Putting up a curtain rail on a dormer wall

We have a loft conversion with a dormer and a window in the wall of the dormer. I'd like to put up some curtains, but I'm not sure how to attach the curtain rail. The dormer walls are described as: ...
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How to install this cheap metal curtain rod?

I bought one of these cheap curtain rods for my home theatre blackout curtains: But it doesn't appear to have come with any instructions. I mean it appears that I'm supposed to just screw those ...
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How can I thoroughly blackout a bedroom window on a budget?

I am renting a house that has beautiful wooden venetian blinds - that I can not remove or replace - but they are not very effective at blocking the ambient night light that is abundant on my street. ...
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What is the safest way to fix a curtain rail?

What is the safest way to secure a curtain rail? It is sloping on one side and could fall.
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Need advice, Curtains, blinds, Shades? which to use, whats in currently?

i need to purchase curtains/blinds or shades for all my windows in my apartment. I have 5 windows - 1 being a bathroom. Its a small apartment and view outside the window isn't onto the main road but ...
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How do I make a curtain rail on a curved bay window easy to use?

We have a bay window with a curved curtain rail that goes round the bay. At present it is very hard to pull the curtain along the rail, as the curtain hooks get stack often on the curve. Solutions ...
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How do I repair a curtain rod anchor that was ripped out of the wall?

My children managed to pull on the curtains hard enough to yank the bracket which attached the curtain rod to the wall out. What is the best way to repair this? Here's what it looks like: