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RE: 6 foot wide pleated blind help

Once installed, it has to have a lot more tension on the bottom of the cords than you would expect. They have to be "guy-wire" tight. Good crisp pleats help, but it should work. What exactly is it doing (or NOT doing)? Won't go up. Won't stay up. Goes up unevenly. One of us will figure it out sooner or later! OK...problem solved! It would only raise about 8" and then bind. I put a tiny drop of Tri-lube with Teflon on all of the bushings in the bottom channel and it opens and closes like a dream now! In all the videos I watched and forum posts I read, I never heard anyone recommend lubricating them.:h
NOBLNG 07/11/19 03:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6 foot wide pleated blind help

It is sitting out in the sun (compressed) now to dry out...hopefully the pleats will re-set. If it worked when new, I don't see why it won't work now? When it is dry I will re-mount it and see if it wants to fold properly. If it does I will add a spring and play with separate tensions a bit. I've got nothing to lose at this point and it is much easier fiddling with it in my garage than in the 5vr.
NOBLNG 07/10/19 12:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6 foot wide pleated blind help

My wife and I restrung our 6'-3" rear day/night. One spring. two packs of cord required to be sure you have plenty. Keep the pleats clamped together while working. Followed the U-Tube. Just jump in and do it! Re-stringing is the easy part.I have re-strung it already and can't get it to operate. I have set up a wooden framework in my garage that I have it mounted to. The only friction points that I see are the four plastic (nylon?)bushings where the cords enter the bottom channel, and the two where they exit the side caps. None of them appear to show excessive wear besides the one I replaced. The cords do not move...the bottom channel slides up and down on them. The pleats in the blind have been slightly damaged by one of the chairs rubbing on them during transit and I had a b#^ch of a time getting it fully collapsed. I have compressed it and wetted it down in hopes of re-setting the pleats. The DW just came for Home Depot with a quote of $350.00 for a roller blind!:E
NOBLNG 07/10/19 11:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6 foot wide pleated blind help

I think there would be more responses with a Google search. Thanks, but I have googled this with several re-phrasings of the inquiry, and the same generic videos and answers always pop up. I am hoping to hear from someone with experience fixing a very LARGE blind. I wonder if switching to a 2-spring system in the top rail may work better? Also if 2 springs are used, would it be better to connect the 2 outside strings to the same spring...or one inner and one outer string to the same spring. One of these setups should provide a better balance of string tensions? Time to experiment I guess! Edit: Sorry folks, new username...I am the OP.
NOBLNG 07/10/19 07:02am Fifth-Wheels
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