Springs for hanging curtains


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Darrel

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
end.

Anyone know where to buy such springs?
 
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Colbyt

Darrel said:
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
end.

Anyone know where to buy such springs?
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.
 
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Percival P. Cassidy

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
end.

Anyone know where to buy such springs?
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.

Perce
 
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Darrel

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

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.
 
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maradcliff

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
end.

Anyone know where to buy such springs?
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) :)

Mark
 
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Colbyt

On 10 Aug 2006 17:03:05 -0700, "Darrel" <[email protected]>
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) :)

Mark
Mark,

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

Colbyt
 
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kathy

DarrelJames wrote:

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
end.
Anyone know where to buy such springs?
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!
 
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kathy

DarrelJames wrote:

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
end.
Anyone know where to buy such springs?

just found this:
 
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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
end.

Anyone know where to buy such springs?
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!!
 

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