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 Post subject: Re-installing blinds after replacing original windows?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:12 am 

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I used to have original builder windows, with some fairly high quality blinds mounted to the inside of the window sills. When I replaced the windows with some Okna 500s, I lost 1-1 1/2" depth in most of the window sills, and I no longer have space to mount the brackets that hold the top part of the blinds. I imagine this problem happens all the time - what options do I have to re-hang the blinds? I'd rather not throw them out, since they seem fairly expensive.


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 Post subject: Re: Re-installing blinds after replacing original windows?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:17 pm 

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You could if needed drill new holes in the brackects to mount inside the 1-1.5" recessed drywall jamb pocket.
You want to catch the header, head packer, or go into the jack studs.


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 Post subject: Re: Re-installing blinds after replacing original windows?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:10 am 
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anthony wrote:
You could if needed drill new holes in the brackects to mount inside the 1-1.5" recessed drywall janb pocket.
You want to catch the header, head packer, or go into the jack studs.



+1

Not an uncommon problem at all. You can normally catch enough to still do an inside mount.


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 Post subject: Re: Re-installing blinds after replacing original windows?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:05 pm 

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I used longer screws at an angle and it worked.


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