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  • Repair damaged Pull Cords on Horizontal Blinds

    This is what I did:1. Let the blind all the way down, tilt the blinds into horizontal position2. Remove the bottom rail button, cut off or untie the knot on the old cord you want to replace. Let its end hang loose below the bottom rail.3. Use superglue to glue the end of the the new cord to the old one. Overlap them by a few millimeters, try to make the connection as tight as possible. You can reduce the size of the joint and make it tighter by rolling it between your gloved fingers (use thin disposable glove) when the glue begins to thicken.4. Once the glue is dry, verify the joint is solid and wrap a small piece of thin scotch tape around the joint starting from the old cord just above the joint. This will ensure your cord will easily glide through all the openings in the blinds and t...see more »This is what I did:1. Let the blind all the way down, tilt the blinds into horizontal position2. Remove the bottom rail button, cut off or untie the knot on the old cord you want to replace. Let its end hang loose below the bottom rail.3. Use superglue to glue the end of the the new cord to the old one. Overlap them by a few millimeters, try to make the connection as tight as possible. You can reduce the size of the joint and make it tighter by rolling it between your gloved fingers (use thin disposable glove) when the glue begins to thicken.4. Once the glue is dry, verify the joint is solid and wrap a small piece of thin scotch tape around the joint starting from the old cord just above the joint. This will ensure your cord will easily glide through all the openings in the blinds and through the mechanism. Don't make multiple wraps, the tape is only there to ensure smooth gliding of the joint through all the openings and the mechanism, not to bear any load.5. Carefully pull on the old cord at the other end, pulling the new cord into the blind, while feeding the new cord in and gently helping the joint go through the holes in the blinds, then into the top rail.6. Once the joint appears out of the upper rail on the other side, you are done. Pull out the length of it to make it even with the other cord, tie the knot at the bottom rail, replace the button, repeat with the other cord if necessary (it was in my case, even though the other cord was not damaged: even slightly dissimilar cords may not work properly in the locking mechanism).The whole exercise took me about 2 minutes to glue and a few seconds to pull the cord in for each side of the blind. Hope it helps.

    This is what I did:1. Let the blind all the way down, tilt the blinds into horizontal position2. Remove the bottom rail button, cut off or untie the knot on the old cord you want to replace. Let its end hang loose below the bottom rail.3. Use superglue to glue the end of the the new cord to the old one. Overlap them by a few millimeters, try to make the connection as tight as possible. You can reduce the size of the joint and make it tighter by rolling it between your gloved fingers (use thin disposable glove) when the glue begins to thicken.4. Once the glue is dry, verify the joint is solid and wrap a small piece of thin scotch tape around the joint starting from the old cord just above the joint. This will ensure your cord will easily glide through all the openings in the blinds and t...see more »This is what I did:1. Let the blind all the way down, tilt the blinds into horizontal position2. Remove the bottom rail button, cut off or untie the knot on the old cord you want to replace. Let its end hang loose below the bottom rail.3. Use superglue to glue the end of the the new cord to the old one. Overlap them by a few millimeters, try to make the connection as tight as possible. You can reduce the size of the joint and make it tighter by rolling it between your gloved fingers (use thin disposable glove) when the glue begins to thicken.4. Once the glue is dry, verify the joint is solid and wrap a small piece of thin scotch tape around the joint starting from the old cord just above the joint. This will ensure your cord will easily glide through all the openings in the blinds and through the mechanism. Don't make multiple wraps, the tape is only there to ensure smooth gliding of the joint through all the openings and the mechanism, not to bear any load.5. Carefully pull on the old cord at the other end, pulling the new cord into the blind, while feeding the new cord in and gently helping the joint go through the holes in the blinds, then into the top rail.6. Once the joint appears out of the upper rail on the other side, you are done. Pull out the length of it to make it even with the other cord, tie the knot at the bottom rail, replace the button, repeat with the other cord if necessary (it was in my case, even though the other cord was not damaged: even slightly dissimilar cords may not work properly in the locking mechanism).The whole exercise took me about 2 minutes to glue and a few seconds to pull the cord in for each side of the blind. Hope it helps.

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