Anyone know of a shopping chain that sells blind cord, for example to
extend a blind's string pull? I can see it on the web for $2 a roll
plus $7 shipping, which just annoys me too much!
Must be a braded thin white cord.
Joe and Harry's choices might be cheaper than Norminn's, but at 2
dollars a roll, anyplace will be fine. Fabric shops have this stuff
because people buy fabric to make their own blinds.
I got a drapery rod somewhere, and the cord included with it was
enormously long (partly so one could make the rod wider). I don't
like to cut things off (especially in a case like this where
lengthening the cord would require a knot that wouldn't go through
the hole, and so might require replacing the whole cord later.
While I was thinking about where I could stuff the spare cord, it
occurred to me, that since my bed is under the window, I could put a
pulley where the cord would normally end, and run the excess cord all
the way across the bottom of the window, to one of those
spring-mounted pulleys they use for cords. Now I don't have to even
sit up to open and close my drapes. I just lift my arm and there are
I check the home-made pulley every few years to see if it is is coming
apart and wearing out the cord, but after 20 years so far so good.
Local is your best bet. It comes in 3 different diameters based on the
shade and year it was made. The mid-sized is the most common. A fabric shop
that sells drapery fabric may be your best bet.
If you can't find it local and you have a PayPal account I will sell you
some for 50 cents per yard and first class postage. Unless you need a lot I
imagine a buck or so will cover postage.
I also have the coupling balls that screw apart so that you can hide the
knot. These are normally seen on a custom pleated shade. Will need to look
up the price on those. They are not real cheap.
Email address works if you remove the blocker part.
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