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Old 10-22-2010, 09:59 PM   #1
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Hanging curtains

For those of you who opted to keep all the windows in your skoolie, tell me...how did you hang window curtains?
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:12 AM   #2
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How many windows does 1 rod cover?
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:05 PM   #3
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I like the rod idea but I cant find them online anywhere [sigh].
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:16 PM   #4
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I have to do most everything online. We're 120 miles from anything.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:44 AM   #5
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Ahhh..."sash rods", no wonder I couldnt find them. Hmmm....$5 ea, time to go to plan B. Thanks for finding them.
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:11 PM   #6
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We're on the road next weekend, Lowe's is nearby. That might be a good chance to grab them. Thanks!
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:45 PM   #7
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I'm planning on magnets, soon as I find a bunch that kids can't swallow.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:50 PM   #8
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Re: Hanging curtains

I tried that. The weight of the curtain pulled the magnets down the smooth paint. I had good magnets too!
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:27 AM   #9
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Re: Hanging curtains

We have been using magnets for 5 or 6 years waiting for curtains to arrive. The magnets are 3/4" square and 1/4" thick. They are super magnets and they are dangerous. If they snap together they will take a piece of meat with them. I usually use the 1/4" side if I'm just sticking them to the wall. If you lay them flat you can't get them off.I have to slide them to a curved surface to get them off. Believe me they do work.
I for got where I go them but they aren't hard to find. Just Google super magnets. A pretty good temporary fix.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:59 AM   #10
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Those are what I used except these were 1/2" round. The heavy material just pulled them down. Mind you this is not lightweight curtain stuff, it is heavy insulated material, with a backing too.
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:58 PM   #11
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Re: Hanging curtains

I am with Jerry we have magnets for our curtain needs and they have been awesome. A bit less powerful magnets that Jerry sounds dangerous but we have been happy with the availability to easily remove the curtains and wash them easily as well as not having all the mounting headaches and holes to deal with. Plus to make curtains without the run in them for curtain rods really made sense for a newbie sewer like myself.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:39 PM   #12
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Ok, someone has to take picture for me please.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:23 AM   #13
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Here is a picture of my curtains up. I have 6 ft curtain panels and 3 magnets per curtain.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:43 AM   #14
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We've got heavy, backed, thermal curtains. Maybe thats why it wont work for me...they are heavy. Thanks for the pic.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:50 AM   #15
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Sounds like you need the rip your fingers off magnets previously discussed. just be careful finger are our fiends!
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Those are what I have. I put the curtains up and the weight drags them down the wall. [sigh]
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:09 AM   #17
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Wow, monsters those curtains are. Well man looks like more magnets or curtain rods. Sorry man we have not sprung for the high end nice curtains yet I'll remember this conversation. Thats not cool
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:13 AM   #18
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We'd freeze to death with those curtains, in this country....lol!
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:35 AM   #19
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You full timing? What are you using for a heat source?
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No, we're a gospel quartet. Out on weekends only. Heat...well.....we will be taking this although uncompleted, on its first trip in a couple weeks. Going to probably just bring along a "Mr Heater Big Buddy" for this time. Eventually I am leaning to using either the Webasto or put a water heater with a heat exchanger inline. Still hedging on what to do.
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