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Old 05-15-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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Plastic curtain holders keep breaking

The plastic curtain holders that are L shaped with two screws holding it to the wall keeps snapping when you push slightly or in the case of the hallway to the bedroom, our dog simply leans on it and breaks them at the screw point.

I ordered 3 extra ones from our dealer when I broke the first one.

Is there a better answer to this problem?

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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Find an equivalent metal bracket at your local hardware store?
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:00 PM   #3
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I noticed a broken one in the 295RL I'll be picking up on Saturday. Gonna write it up to get it replaced, but I was thinking the same thing. They are built kinda flimsy and I'll prolly make a couple out of metal to replace the ones subject to accidental bumping.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:11 PM   #4
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I've seen (and even carried them in my store) metal replacements. Unfortunately I do not remember the supplier that carried them. So enter Google.

Also, the plastic "spools" that they use at the bottom of the day/night shades to hold tension on the cords break quite often. Now the solution for that is to replace them with metal sewing bobbin spools.

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Those L clips are fragile. You will also mess up the mount hole in the thin walls via the screws by taking screws out and putting them back in. Dogs, kids, etc. will require a better bracket!

If it is a constant hassle, you may want to just remove the lower L brackets in hallway and let curtains free hang.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:23 AM   #6
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When we get home, I am going to replace the plastic clips with metal ones for sure. Way too flimsy as stated.

RodeoGeorge: Good idea on the sewing bobbins.

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Old 05-18-2013, 10:11 PM   #7
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I was considering changing the L clips by the bed to Velcro tabs to hold the curtains closer to the wall. I don't want to lose the curtain, but the L clips are not satisfactory next to the bed.
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I have 2 labs that love to look out the windows and unfortunately those plastic clips snap so darn easy that I think I have 4 that need replacing. I actually was just going to make my own "L" brackets out of aluminum scrap I have so that I can have them in place without worrying if the dogs are going to snap them again.
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They broke so oftem in our last camper that we finally gave up and stopped attaching them to the wall. We just let them hang.
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