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Hang drape with rod pocket and no rod

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Rgarner, Jun 17, 2021.

  1. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    Yeah, this one's way off topic. There's this blackout panel, not super heavy but enough to defeat E 6000. Would it be possible to put it up with a lot of push pins?

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  2. mikedt

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    That maybe possible. But what will the push pins be going into, if it's stone, concrete, or brick, that could be difficult. Wood or plasterboard, should no problem. Above a window there might be a stone, concrete or even a steel lintel. All depending on how the place was built.

    Why not put a rod up, and do the job properly?
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  3. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    How would I do that? I've never had to bother with it. I'm posting a photo of the wall above the window. Maybe that'll help.

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  4. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Go to the hardware store, and buy a rod.
    Measure for length and take one of the things that hold the rod to get a right sized rod.
    If you really dont care much, get a dowel rod.
    Easy to cut to size, and cheap.
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  5. mikedt

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    Yeh, I can see a wall above a window. But what's that structure made from, is it wood, brick, stone, concrete, or even steel? Because that will very much affect how you can put up a drape, like it's extremely difficult to put push pins into a steel girder or a stone block.

    I know many houses in the US are of timber construction, is that what you're in?

    Last time I put up drapes, I had to use masonry bolts to mount the rods, because it was brick I was fixing them to.
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  6. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    I'm not sure of the material. I'm figuring drywall because of how cheaply things are slapped together, but I don't know how to tell. There is no rod and there are no supports for one, just a plain flat wall.
  7. Rgarner

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    I've been informed that it's stucco over drywall. I can believe it. The paint should be a nice, scrubbable shiny finish but of course it's matte.
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  8. MoodyBlues

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    My handyman had no trouble at all putting up new rods and their associated hardware on walls like that all around my house. He used a power drill, but a regular old screwdriver and/or hammer should suffice.
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  9. The_Chief

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    Two screws with drywall anchors. String though the rod pocket, tied to each screw. Done and cheaply. No charge for that one

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  10. Bearsyzf

    Bearsyzf Android Expert

    if it's drywall you should have no problem except for making sure it's level.

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