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Old 08-17-2005, 09:18 AM   #1
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Been reading your threads on replacing the frayed cords on day/night shades. Where have you been able to get the cords. I have tried shade companies here in Oklahoma and when visiting in Arkansas, but no can find. Appreciate any info on finding or ordering the cords. None of mine have broken yet but they are severely frayed. I have removed a couple and deburred the holes. Do you have any special procedure for getting the new cords thru all the holes? Can the new cord be attached or melted to the old cord and pulled thru the holes? My old Southwind shades had just a single cord and I could heat and melt the tips of the new & old together and just pull the new one right thru all the holes then cut the old one off. Thanks for all your help.
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Been reading your threads on replacing the frayed cords on day/night shades. Where have you been able to get the cords. I have tried shade companies here in Oklahoma and when visiting in Arkansas, but no can find. Appreciate any info on finding or ordering the cords. None of mine have broken yet but they are severely frayed. I have removed a couple and deburred the holes. Do you have any special procedure for getting the new cords thru all the holes? Can the new cord be attached or melted to the old cord and pulled thru the holes? My old Southwind shades had just a single cord and I could heat and melt the tips of the new & old together and just pull the new one right thru all the holes then cut the old one off. Thanks for all your help.
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Old 08-17-2005, 12:15 PM   #3
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At one point in time, I was told you could use a certain weight fishing line but I forget what size line it was.
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....made of Kevlar....may be doubled or trippled etc to make it thick enough.....leave hanging and do one string at a time with a blunted upolstery needle...take your time.....tie square knots-not slip knots melt the ends of the string....don't cut with teeth-use sissors unless you have dential plann....geofkaye
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I got it at a fabric store. There is one I believe is a national chain - JoAnns - that carries it. I would think others would also have it.
I tried to do it the "easy" way the first time and it was actually much harder than taking the whole thing apart. By taking it apart you can also remove the metal burrs on the inside that cause the string to wear out. At least that's what was happening with mine. In any case it's really pretty easy to take it apart. The pieces just slide out after you untie the cords from the little plastic spools.
The restringing diagram for mine is below.
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