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Furnishings, Curtains

furnishings, curtains, fabric, upholstery, curtain rail, draw string, curtain poles, curtain tracks 13 other questions

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How do I replace a the broken cord of a curtain?

On one side of a set of curtains, the srawstring has broken and completeley come out. They are not mounted on a tension wire, just old fashioned straight forward draw strings with a bobble for pulling on the end of the open and the shut string. Easy! I thought til I looked at it and got myself confused. I know this is really easy cos I have done it before but When you are up a ladder with your head and arms up, all the blood rushes to your feet and I just cant remember the logic!

Claire Jauffret     April 2007
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See complete instructions with pictures at http://www.fittingservices.com/support/questions/13/Replacing+the+Cord+on+the+Swish+Superluxe+Curtain+Track

JM     August 2010
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I have just bought a lovely pair of curtains which were a bargain owing to the fact that one of them has no cord in the tape. The sales assistant assured me this would be easy to rectify, however I have no idea where to begin! Is it going to be necessary to replace the tape altogether?

Jules     October 2009
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brilliantly done - pity about the pictures not being there, I put the cord through the gliders however curtain only opens and not shut by the using the cord. by the way it is twin cord operation. can somebody please tell me

Biri     February 2009
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I think you will have to buy an new piece of cord the length of the broken one. Take a needle with a large hole and thread cord through. Then by hand go in and out existing holes to rethread, a bit time consuming but dont know any other way of doing it. HOpe this helps.

Otherwise youwould have to unpick all of heading tape and sew a new one on.

jean taylor     August 2007
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Visit http://www.curtain-track-parts.co.uk/Swish_Superluxe_Cording_Instructions.htm
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The previous answer together with pictures.

Jayvant     July 2007
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Swish Superluxe Cording Instructions ( Pictures do not seem to be with the instructions- sorry)

Although these instructions are for the Swish Superluxe corded curtain track, the general principles are the same for all corded curtain tracks and rails.

With the Superluxe track the things to remember are that the cord goes behind the gliders, i.e. next to the track, and leave the loop in the one master glider pulled out, so that you can adjust it as necessary later.


Step 1.
Attach the cord to the master gliders, if your track is corded from one side only i.e. you operate the track from one side only, then the set up is as for picture1. if your track is corded from both sides then the set up is as for picture 2.
Picture 1.

Push a loop of cord through one of the master gliders. leave it quite loose, so that it can be used for adjustments later.





Picture 2.

The knots in the master glider are not complex.



Most people get confused as to how they can get the curtains to pull in two opposite directions when they are only pulling the cord in one direction, the answer is that the cord is in a loop and pulling one side towards you will pull the other side away from you and visa versa.
Step 2.
Insert the master gliders and the gliders into track, it is important to note that on the Swish Superluxe track the cord runs next to the track and the wheels of the gliders on top of the cord. Insert the Master Gliders


and then the roller gliders



Step 3.
Thread the cord through the pulleys.

On the side where the cord is operated picture 3 will be applicable, on the return side the configuration will be as in picture 4.

Picture 3.

Picture 4.

Step 4.

Secure the pulleys to the track and adjust the master gliders so that they are at either end of the track, this is done by feeding the loop in the master glider to either side, see Picture 5.

Once this is done then secure the loop on the master glider so that it is locked behind the retaining lug see Picture 6. and the curtain track will be operational.



Picture 5.



Picture 6.

If your track is Corded from both sides.

All cord drawn curtain tracks which are operated from both sides will have some sort of pulley mechanism in the centre, sometimes called an Intermediate pulley or a double centre return pulley.

The set up is exactly the same as for tracks operated from one side, but with two tracks, see pictures 7 & 8.

On the Swish Superluxe track a centre joiner is also used to strengthen the join.



Picture 7.



Picture 8.



Some final points.

As with all curtain tracks it is very important to support the curtain track at the very end where all the weight of the curtains are when the curtains are open, and where additional load is placed on it when you operate the cord.

The Swish Superluxe has a groove in the pulley housing to accommodate an additional bracket, see Pictures 9 & 10.



Picture 9.



Picture 10.

Sonia     June 2007
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