Drapery rods

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?
Reply to
janesire
Have you considered PVC pipe? It's strong and comes in small diameters. Also, electrical conduit pipe is another strong one.
Reply to
itsjoannotjoann
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.
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janesire
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
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Juno
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
Reply to
Seeker
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.
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Juno
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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