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Old 12-05-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
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This one should be easy!

Putting on some new window treatments in a 50's era house we bought recently. But, I'm finding that the hardware that comes with the things we're buying, isn't playing well with our situation.

The mounting clips that come with several new cellular blinds usually comes with two options - screw holes horizontally, or screw holes going up vertically. (Seems typical of most of these clips.)

* Going horizontal isn't going to work for me, because that would go right into the plastic base of our windows (pic 1 below).

* So, to get a good bite on wood, I think I need to go UP. However, our wood trim around the windows has a bevel. And I'm finding that the pre-made holes in the clips are too far out. (see pic 2)

The first set of blinds we bought had this problem, and we thought it a fluke, and returned them. Now the second has the same problem. Is our wood trim just old (and narrower) than newer stuff?

For reference sake, also showing a pic of the old mounting clips from 80's era blinds. They seemed to provide ample opportunity for screw holes very tight in against the window. (pic 3)

Any help appreciated.
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This one should be easy!

Putting on some new window treatments in a 50's era house we bought recently. But, I'm finding that the hardware that comes with the things we're buying, isn't playing well with our situation.

The mounting clips that come with several new cellular blinds usually comes with two options - screw holes horizontally, or screw holes going up vertically. Seems typical of most of these clips.

* Going horizontal isn't going to work for me, because that would go right into the plastic base of our windows (pic 1 below).

* So, to get a good bite on wood, I think I need to go UP. However, our wood trim around the windows has a bevel. And I'm finding that the pre-made holes in the clips is too far out. (see pic 2)



Any help appreciated.
Drill new holes closer.

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Old 12-05-2010, 05:20 PM   #4
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run them into the window,it won't cause any problems
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Considered drilling new holes - but the plastic isn't flat. It sort of bevels down to the screw holes - probably to give it additional strength. It also seems like the kind of plastic that would crack...

Tom - would that not damage the window to just go into the plastic?
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Considered drilling new holes - but the plastic isn't flat. It sort of bevels down to the screw holes - probably to give it additional strength. It also seems like the kind of plastic that would crack...

Tom - would that not damage the window to just go into the plastic?
Drill from the top and down. The top has to be flat.
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Tom - would that not damage the window to just go into the plastic?
It would prob be ok if you use the right kind of screws and placed the brackets close to each end
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If you don't mind a bit more work then reframe and change out the old mouldings around your window.I have similar trim around my new windows.I hate it.Slowly buy surely all the trim is being replaced with nicer,more robust trim.
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pan head sheet metal screws or the screws that come with the brackets are all you need to hang those light mini blinds directly on the vinyl

damage the plastic how?

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