Where to buy missing vertical blind slats

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Old 07-30-13, 09:11 PM
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Where to buy missing vertical blind slats

Where is a good and cheap source for buying vertical blind slats?
 
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Old 07-31-13, 05:44 AM
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I don't know of any "place" that just sells slats. You'll need to contact the manufacturer to see if they might have extras around.
 
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Old 07-31-13, 06:15 AM
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Just slats? Heck, Home Depot and Lowes both sell them. Some can be cut, others you have to buy a specific length. Of course if you want something fancy they may have to be ordered. And you can't buy just one...they come in packs. Doubt you can match what you have, but easy enough to replace the entire window.
 
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I looked at Home Depot online and they have the whole thing not just slats. Did you check that?
 
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Old 08-01-13, 04:32 AM
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Go back on line to Home Depot and search for "vertical blind vanes". They do have them. Bring a sample for size and to match the hole used for hanging.
 
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They're not coming up on Home Depot online. Only small parts.

I had to buy a couple of plain roller shades the other day, and looking thru the aisle, I didn't see any vanes, alone. But maybe it depends on the store. I know the larger stores sell more things.
 
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Old 08-01-13, 06:06 AM
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Hmmm..they come up for me using vertical blind slats or vanes.

OP is in Victorville. Not sure if they have them there...but in much of SoCal they have a large chain of decorating stores that carry blinds, carpet, and paint. Can't think of the stupid name! I'd think that any store or company that does blinds would have or be able to get slats.
 
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I think I know what it is. I have "my store" on the Home Depot website, and since my store doesn't sell the vanes alone, it doesn't come up in a search, either.

So, obviously some stores carry them and some don't. "My" Lowes doesn't carry them either, so I guess some do and some don't.

You'll need to search different stores to find one that does.
 
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I bought a package of slats at HD. As I remember, they came in 2 colors (Alabaster? and Almond?) with 10 or 12 in each package (I had two sliders and the vanes got twisted by the wind and animals before they were closed too tightly).

They worked well on the cheap draw assembly, but the problem was how to store the left-over vanes since they ended up being too too long and limber in a oversize plastic package. - It was still cheaper than getting new complete blinds.

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I looked at Home Depot in Los Angeles area. They also don't have it.
At which stores did you see that in CA?
 
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I bought my vanes at a HD in MN just off the shelf.

In addition to the normal HD blinds for a slider, they also worked reasonably well (although a little short), so I just replaced an entire section between areas because the custom fabric faced vanes were longer, but that was not a big problem because on cats tried to slip through. - No cat hairs on the vanes.

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Just wondering thxbest...did you ask anyone in the decor/carpet department? I've really never been in one that didn't have some basic replacement slats. I used to work at HD and call me strange...but I like to go in them in different areas to see the modifications they have made to the layout.
 
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I think if you stop in any Home Depot, if they don't carry them, they can just punch it in their computer, to find which other stores close to you, do. We have to put in a specific store to search, but they don't have to!
 
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Home depot

We just went through the same thing - home depot was the solution

http://www.homedepot.com/Decor-Blind...Blinds-Shades/

May want to try blinds for less as well.
 
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If you read my reply, not all Home Depot stores carry them. Your link won't work for everyone.
 
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