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How to use existing curtain rod bracket with a flat hook

These lightweight metal U-shaped curtain rods engage those hooks. The uprights of the U are maybe 3" or 4" long and the base is straight and whatever is needed to span the window. The rod is ...
Jim Stewart's user avatar
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Checking curtain rod stability?

If you have pulled on them and demonstrated that they are sufficiently solid, it sounds like you have a relationship issue involving physics vs. "alternative facts". Personally, for anchoring in ...
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How to use existing curtain rod bracket with a flat hook

The good news is that this is a mount for one of the cheapest curtain rods available. The bad news is the same. Here's an example of the general type, not an endorsement. By and large they're ...
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Why are Fauxwood vertical blinds not as thick as Fauxwood horizontal blinds?

It is just a guess, but something held vertically from the top and still be straight, doe not need to be thick at all. Now take the same piece of material used horizontally and it will potentially sag ...
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How do I hang curtains on a cutout like this?

Attach your brackets to the upper window molding as close to the edge as possible.
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How can I prevent curtain rings from catching on the joint between rod sections?

A great trick is to buy 2 curtain rods. IKEA is cheap enough. Join the bigger rods, with narrow inside. For some might need tape to make them snug. Put join in centre to go in support. All the same ...
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How do I hang curtains on a cutout like this?

Look into a ceiling mounted curtain rod
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How do I hang curtains on a cutout like this?

You might consider "accordion" style folding interior shutters. They would fold up pretty flat against the adjacent walls. Something like this: The fact that the opening is asymmetrical ...
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What to do if drywall anchor isn't flush with the wall

When ever you are doing Window Treatments such as Curtain rods - the first thing to do is use a SMALL diameter 1/8 inch drill bit and drill a pilot hole for your mounting holes - this way you can know ...
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What kind of curtains are these?

Those are vertical blinds. If you enter "vertical blinds parts" into your favorite search engine several websites will pop up where you can get a new rod.
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How to stop mosquitos from living in the window curtains and drapes

I note that you are writing from India. Your National Center for Vector Borne Diseases Control publishes instructions (Word doc) for treating mosquito nets with a specific insecticide mix that they ...
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How can I prevent curtain rings from catching on the joint between rod sections?

Disassemble the pole. This may involve simply unscrewing it completely or there may be a retainer of some sort that needs to be disengaged. Using a file or coarse sanding block, taper the end of the ...
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How can I close gaps between curtains temporarily?

Clothespins A package of clothespins: will do the trick. Depending on the length of the curtains and how tightly you want them pulled together, you would probably use between 3 and 6. You can remove ...
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How to mount curtain rails so block-out curtains are closer to the wall?

Consider adding a small hook to the "outside" of the hanger bracket (the side facing the side wall in the image provided), then pulling the blackout curtain around the corner and hanging the ...
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How to mount curtain rails so block-out curtains are closer to the wall?

You do not really have a good option with the curtain rod that you have, especially if aesthetics out-weighs functionality. I would opt for a curtain rod that lets you get the edge of curtains as ...
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Does the amount of light Blackout Curtains allow in reflect on its heat reflecting capabilities?

Dark curtains will reflect far less heat back to the outside, and thus heat up in the sun and radiate that heat into the house. So it's not just infra-red light (a.k.a. heat light) and visible light ...
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How to reinforce an area that was drilled in multiple times?

You can add some wood in the form of tooth picks or match sticks with the head broken off. Dip them in plain old white wood glue and stuff two or 3 in the hole. Now when you install the screw you ...
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Should I drill through the metal plate in my wall?

“Should I drill through a metal plate?” No. I suggest you reconsider the rail placements or cut a bunch of drywall and see what’s in there. The alternative is possibly hitting power (there’s an outlet ...
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Cannot drill into ceiling above window

Presumably the window opening has a lintel across the opening to support the weight of the wall above the opening. Image source no endorsment implied Those are commonly steel or steel reenforced ...
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Attaching curtain rail to plasterboard/drywall over studwork

Typically you attach the curtain hardware into the stud framing around the window, the only reason to add any extra wood to mount the brackets is if you need to move the bracket out from the wall to ...
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Is there some kind of product that will protect curtains from the effects of prolonged sunlight?

You can simply hang sacrificial curtains (muslin, perhaps) behind the curtains you wish to preserve. There's also the distinct possibility that this is pure sales-hype, as I've seen many an old ...
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How to make use of Existing Window to install a Curtain

I would speak first with the landlord (as apartment to me implies that you are renting) to get the OK to install the curtain. Once you have that you would want to install the curtain rod on the wall ...
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What do add to prop/raise the curtain rod a few inches away from the wall?

Make a couple of nicely finished wooden blocks. Can be painted same as the wall or to match / contrast with the support you show.
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Curtain rod came off

It's very difficult to get hardware to hold for long in drywall. I had this problem with my toilet paper holder. For a long time it was just kind of hanging off the wall a little, but because I didn't ...
D. R. Greg's user avatar
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Curtain rod came off

This will require you to repair the area (similar to the repaired areas a few inches to the right of your current problem, which looks to be a previous issue identical to your current issue). After ...
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How can I put in a screw in a concrete ceiling without power tools?

I think that you CAN use most types of fasteners usually installed with a drill but such would be unreasonably difficult! You could get a Tapcon™ screw and hit it with a hammer enough to cause a small ...
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How can I put in a screw in a concrete ceiling without power tools?

Unfortunately I don't think you can depend on anything hand installed into concrete, if you want a good hold. Possibly ask a friend if you can borrow their hammer drill ?
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Will a curtain tension rod support blackout curtains?

Most likely, yes. I've used a few shower curtain rods of similar design on painted drywall, and they do fine. Blackout curtains are not lead-lined or anything. In fact, they don't weigh much more than ...
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How can I hook curtains to vertical blinds?

I would suggest installing a curtain rod specifically for hanging the blackout curtains instead of trying to attach them to anything on the vertical blind mechanism. Attaching the curtains would ...
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How can I prevent curtain rings from catching on the joint between rod sections?

If it is a white pole, a bit of white electrical insulating tape wrapped around to smooth out the transition can help, but may not be durable. It is however a cheap option to try out. I have used a ...
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