Springs for hanging curtains

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by Darrel, Aug 11, 2006.

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    Darrel Guest

    Years ago it was possible to hang curtains on springs. I'm not
    talking about a rod with a spring inside it, but a stretchable
    tightly-coiled spring that was screwed into a wall using an eye at each

    Anyone know where to buy such springs?
    Darrel, Aug 11, 2006
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    Colbyt Guest

    I have been installing them for 20 years come this October. Never seen
    exactly what you mentioned.

    I do think it would be possible. Find a spring, as in screen door spring,
    that is about 2" less than the inside dimension of the place you want to
    hang them. Two inches of stretch should give you enough tension to keep the
    spring level.

    The alternative is to use CTM 9/16 oval rodding or 3/8 round steel rodding
    with spring pressure sockets on the end. You won't find either of these at
    the BORG.
    Colbyt, Aug 11, 2006
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    lee houston Guest

    lee houston, Aug 11, 2006
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    cranky Guest

    cranky, Aug 11, 2006
  5. I remember things of this kind from UK many decades ago, but I don't
    recall whether I've ever seen them anywhere else. It seemed to me that
    they always sagged at least slightly except with the flimsiest of curtains.

    Percival P. Cassidy, Aug 11, 2006
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    Darrel Guest

    Perhaps that's why I'm having trouble, Perce. Probably used them in the
    UK and am now looking for them in the US.
    Darrel, Aug 11, 2006
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    Darrel Guest

    Sems I'm having trouble describing what I'm looking for. The "rod"
    itself is nothing but a tightly coiled spring (about 5 or 6 mm diam.).
    Cut the desired length and screw an eye bolt inside each end of the
    spring. Fasten the spring to the wall with a screw through each eye
    bolt, stretching it a little to keep it tight. Imagine using it to hang
    a curtain over the rear window of a van. Something strictly cheap and
    functional. Would only be used for light curtains.
    Darrel, Aug 11, 2006
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    maradcliff Guest

    Why would you want to use springs? Seems to me it would be hard to
    get them thru the cloth. If you dont want to use the commercial rods,
    just use a piece of 1/4" steel rod and 2 eye hooks. Or 1/4" or 3/8"
    wooden dowel. Thats all I use. I dont fuss with all those fancy and
    costly curtain rods, hooks and stuff. On some windows I got some
    commercial rods that are just a 3/8" hollow steel rod that expands.
    They work fine too, and have some nicer brackets. As long as I dont
    have to fuss with all those hooks and other nonsense, I'm happy. This
    beats what I did when I was younger and would just nail the curtains
    into the top of the woodwork where it meets the wall, using some small
    nails !!! (Women seem to get offended by this) :)

    maradcliff, Aug 11, 2006
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    Colbyt Guest


    I guess I have been hanging around with Designing women to long. That even
    offends me. :)

    Colbyt, Aug 12, 2006
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    kathy Guest

    I am looking for the same thing. They had it when I lived in New Zealand. It
    was covered in vinyl. I haven't found it in the US either!
    kathy, Mar 8, 2013
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    kathy Guest

    just found this:
    kathy, Mar 8, 2013
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    Jun 30, 2018
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    Yes!! I am looking of the same thing!! Springs to hang curtains from in a van that can screw into the wall and add or have an eye at each end!!! Help!!
    Georgette, Jun 30, 2018
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