Drapery rods

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I've made drapes with block out  liner for the bedrooms in my house
that face east. I'm having problems finding curtain rods that can
handle the weight of the curtains. Can anyone please offer any
suggestions and tips?


Re: Drapery rods
On Jun 11, 10:37 am, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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Have you considered PVC pipe?  It's strong and comes in small
diameters.  Also, electrical conduit pipe is another strong one.


Re: Drapery rods
On Jun 11, 9:56 pm, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net wrote:
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Thanks for your suggestions. These are tab top curtains so
unfortunately the rod shows. I'm surprised nobody else has this
problem. I've hung it now with a rod from Home Depot but it doesn't
look strong enough to me. There are no weight restrictions on the
package either.


Re: Drapery rods
snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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I have lined tab tops in my bedroom. They hang from a wooden pole that
is at least 1 1/2 inches in diameter. The pole sits on very heavy wooden
brackets that I have attached just over the top of the window frame.
I've used the same set up for at least 30 years without a problem. You
probably need something like that.
Juno

Re: Drapery rods
On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 07:14:32 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

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Jane, I think what you are needing is to replace the screws that came
with your rods.  I recommend taking a trip to your local hardware
store and getting some longer screws that have molly bolts on the
inside.  The salesman should be able to tell you a little about them.
Any more companies pack their goods with screws which too short, and
they pull out of the wall, sometimes bringing a chunk of wallboard
along with them.  

Any more we don't even bother to unwrap the screws that come inside
the kits and we keep a bunch of the molly bolted screws on hand.

Sharon

Re: Drapery rods
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I wouldn't use molly screws if you are renting. They leave large holes.
If it's your own house then you can always repair when you change
without worrying about a landlord complaining
These are the the type of rod I use. As you can see in the picture Tabs
go well with them.
http://www.countrycurtains.com/jump.jsp?itemID=197&itemType=CATEGORY&path=1%2C2%2C106&KickerID=217&KICKER
Juno

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Home Depot and Lowe's have similar rods.  I have put them in 2 houses
with tab top drapes.  They look great and are really strong.
Taria

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http://www.countrycurtains.com/jump.jsp?itemID=197&itemType=CATEGORY&path=1%2C2%2C106&KickerID=217&KICKER
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Re: Drapery rods
On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 20:59:11 GMT, Juno

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Good point. I hadn't thought of that.
Sharon

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