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Old 03-29-2011, 10:17 PM   #1
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Pleated Window shades

There always seems to be problems with pleated window shades. Usually the string frays, breaks, gets stuck, too tight or too loose. Someone suggested replacing the string with 50 lb monofilament fish line ($2.50 for a big roll from Walmart). I did it and wish I had replaced the strings long ago. They can now be moved up and down very easily and smoothly - instead of the old "grunt and swear" with the original strings.

Note: Be very sure to note how the strings are routed through the shades when taking them apart and just take your time. It's all a logical process -- not rocket science. Google "Fix my shades" for more information.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:37 AM   #2
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Thanks for the post Doug good idea with fish line.
My shades are 7 years old I use wax or soap on threads seems to make them easier to slide on three coachs I have had.
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Yes, thanks. I just had another one break so when I take it down to fix it I will try your technique.

I'm not sure how to secure fishing line to the "thimble" style anchor, but will see if it is self evident.
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