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Old 09-08-2014, 10:17 AM   #21
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Where can one get string for this job?
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Old 09-09-2014, 05:58 AM   #22
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Where can one get string for this job?
The string is sold at fabric stores in bulk (off a spool). I found it at a JoAnn Fabrics in the drapery supplies area of the store. I believe it is a 2 mm nylon. I believe what I used may be a little heavier than the original, which is probably not a bad thing. The easiest way to be sure to get the right stuff the first time is to take a little piece from the blind that is broken along with you to compare. I have bought it in 15' or 30' lengths, just to keep it manageable.

You can also apparently get this stuff online, although I've not done so. Here is a link to a site with supplies for Day/Night Blind repairs and restringing:

RV Day / Night Shades Parts | DIY Blind Repair | FixMyBlinds.com

They don't even carry the 2 mm size, but I'm pretty sure that is what I bought at the fabric store. I also see they have a video there on that page, although I have not watched this particular one.

Just from memory, a blind on most of my narrow (2-string) windows required two strings, about 7 feet in length each. The original strings were the color of the blinds (brownish, not white), but fabric store had white string. Can't tell the difference at all when installed.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:34 AM   #23
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That's a good website Vern! We need that put in the FRF Library.

Watched the video on how to restring and will probably buy a new shade when I have problems! They sure do make it look easy. The last step was to tighten the tensioners at the bottom. That may be an issue with some blinds being too tight and putting too much stress on the strings. I may see if I can loosen mine just a little to make the raising/lowering a little easier and less stressful on the components.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:45 AM   #24
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That's a good website Vern! We need that put in the FRF Library.
In the FAQ - First Thread:

Day night shade repair
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:59 AM   #25
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Geesh, Herk...

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Day night shade repair
Sure wish I'd been smart enough to find yours (from 2011) instead of bumping my shins on stuff for the past few months! I'm sure I ran some searches on here before going elsewhere online to sort it out. Not sure how I missed it, but thanks for completing this thread for us.
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One of my first attempts at "photo documented" mods/repairs.

That bedspread is long gone.
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:11 PM   #27
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2, 3 and 4 string diagrams.
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