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Old 03-03-2008, 09:40 AM   #1
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Day/Nite Shade repair

Does anyone have a link a web site that shows how to restring day/ nite shades. Thanks






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Old 03-03-2008, 10:06 AM   #2
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This was posted by 8.1al and it may be what you are looking for.
http://www.dirtyblindman.com/
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:12 PM   #3
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Here's another one:

www.fixmyblinds.com
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:52 PM   #4
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I had a problem with a window blind and googled :blind repair, tucson, az. Found a shop here in Tucson, took the blind to them and they repaired it for me while I waited. Pricey ($25) but probably cheaper than replacing the thing. You might try that where ever you are.....
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:47 AM   #5
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Diagrams for restringing--

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k4...des2string.jpg

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k4...des4string.jpg
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:15 AM   #6
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Those Steve posted are linked from the MOC Home Page under MOC Photo Album in the L/H column. Glenn and/or fulltimingit have captured a LOT of good info there.

http://www.montanaowners.com
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:17 PM   #7
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Correct, VanMan, but they're physically located on my photobucket website. I didn't realized they're linked at the MOC site.
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:41 PM   #8
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Thought I was facing a blind repair myself on our new 3585SA, because when I carefully (as always) raised one of the bedroom blinds yesterday, WHAM! It dropped like a rock. After I got over my shock and dismay, I realized that the screw anchoring one of the strings to the bottom of the window had pulled out of the wall, something that it a relatively easy fix. Tomorrow--glue and toothpicks.

Hmmmm . . . while it is an easy fix, WHY am I always having to fix screws that won't stay in walls or cabinets? Think I'll move on to the Hey, Keystone! What I'd Like to Say forum and mention the screws-pulling-out-from-walls-and-cabinets problem.

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Old 03-11-2008, 08:30 PM   #9
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Wayne, if toothpicks and glue don't hold (but it likely will hold) then just move the bobbin a bit and create a new hole. I did that one of ours and it works fine.
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:13 AM   #10
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Steve, those diagrams show three slides on each blind, and a bottom rail. Waddup with that? All our shades have a top rail and two slide rails. Now I am confused (which ain't unusual) Dave and Betsy
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:12 PM   #11
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quote:Originally posted by Exnavydiver

Steve, those diagrams show three slides on each blind, and a bottom rail. Waddup with that? All our shades have a top rail and two slide rails. Now I am confused (which ain't unusual) Dave and Betsy
Darned if I know. I never noticed that before. I'm not anxious to pull the valance on one of ours for a closer look. It also shows one of the middle ones not having endcaps.
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Old 06-21-2008, 03:10 AM   #12
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I have to fix one of ours: how does the valance come off? Thanks
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Old 06-21-2008, 08:37 AM   #13
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There are usually one of two square head (Robertson) screws that hold it in place. Often these are screwed from the under the top of the valance into a cupboard just above it. Each one is probably a little different, but just think, "if I was on a production line with x seconds to attach this thing, what is the quickest easiest way to get it up there?" and you won't be far wrong.
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:11 PM   #14
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John, hope you don't mind, but I am posting your web site you gave me for my repair. It is awesome and great graphics. This just reminded me that I need to get busy on my little 2 stringer. Just have to get the string and that long neck Robertson screw driver

Thanks again, John!
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:14 AM   #15
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shoot...out for a 5 day outing and wouldn't you know it...the covering for one of the strings came apart and I am unable to open our large shade. This is about a 5 footer. I was considering looking for a string alternative so I can repair it on the road, but I'll check into it further. How long will this take to repair?
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:30 AM   #16
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I've been looking for the walkthru for the repair and so far have been unable to locate it. I could've sworn there was one.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:08 AM   #17
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As posted in another thread on this subject, here is the link to my pictures of our restringing. http://picasaweb.google.com/john.cocking/DayniteShades
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:07 AM   #18
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There it is...thank you for that. Do I need that specific cord, or could I substitute? I was thinking maybe something a little tougher like clear braided fishing line.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:30 AM   #19
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Well I just just used what I could get locally. The mason's cord is tougher than the original, but I think that fishing line might cut into the shade material. The mfr (Irvine Shade in Elkhart) would probably supply some of the original cord. Mason's line is usually available in hardware stores, but is often coloured in fluorescent shades that don't exactly go with the decor! Whatever you use, make sure it is braided, not twisted. (If all else fails, send me a PM, and I will try to get you some of the same cord that I used.)
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Can someone tell me where to purchase the Bobbin?
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