OH buys a curtain for a 12 foot window, the style of the curtain is such
that it can only be hung on a pole.
My problem is the pole has to be 12 feet wide but only have a support at
either end and one in the center.
I dont even know if I can get a pole that width or will have to come up with
some sort of center joint.
Also how to support the pole over a 6 foor width. (each end)
Any ideas anyone? The curtains are not heavy material.
Concern is pole sagging due to unsupported width (6 feet between supports)
and strong enough brackets/wall fittings as there will only be 3.
Hollow metal poles use an internal coupler and then an external
bracket over the joint.
Solid wooden poles use a double-ended screw.
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I've just done what the OP wants, pot a pole up with eyelet curtains on
a 12-ft window. Joined two 6-ft lengths of 28mm pole with a plumbing
28mm coupler (solder type). It was a very tight fit so has made a good
solid joint without the need to solder causing the pole (antique brass
effect) to discolour.
To the OP: remember to put the curtains on the pole before you fit the
pole to the brackets! :-)
On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:39:32 +0100, Mike Tomlinson wrote:
Damn difficult to fit the pole with curtains already attached(*).
Putting the rings on is a good idea though. B-)
(*) Tab topped curtains don't give you much choice but I'd still get
the pole up and thread the tabs on from the last end to be attached.
6' span with decent dia pole shouldn't be a problem. The brackets
normally take two fixings, what you use depends on what you are
Got a thick (1.5" ish) wooden pole of similar length here. Came in two
sections that join with a double ended screw in the centre. All held on
three supports (each takes 4 plugs and screws to fix its metal bracket
to the wall, a wood support then screws onto it). No sign of sagging
even with fairly hefty 9' drop curtains.
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