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Is there another name for tilt rod? i canít find a replacement

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Old 12-10-18, 09:47 PM
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Is there another name for tilt rod? i canít find a replacement

I moved in to a new apartment a few months ago and realized that my horizontal blinds wonít tilt. They are horizontal, vinyl, and they are cord tilt. I was looking at them the other day and after a little research I realized that there is no tilt rod connecting all the tilting mechanisms. I have been searching online for a replacement and I havenít even seen one. I have seen tilt mechanisms, tilt wands, brackets, everything but the tilt rod itself. I donít understand it. Is there another name for it that I should be searching for? I suppose I should go to a Home Depot or Loweís but I havenít had time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 12-10-18, 09:53 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

A picture or two of the blinds would be helpful. ...... How-to-insert-pictures
 
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Old 12-11-18, 05:09 AM
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I'm confused! You say they are cord tilt, but you're looking for a replacement tilt rod. It can't be both. It's either a rod that attached to a hook or a cord that runs on a pulley or wheel. If it's a rod then you need to make your own. I don't know of any place that sells replacement rod, since each manufacture uses slightly different type or size.
 
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Assuming you are missing the rod - (I guess you could have ropes/cords to lift and a rod to tilt). You would have something already there that will accept some type of hook.

https://www.amazon.com/d/Window-Vert...ical+blind+rod

Search for "Vertical Blind Rod" or "blind replacement rod" on Amazon or Home depot. Like Norm said - an exact replacement could be difficult. I think I used a sturdy paper clip once.
 
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Old 12-11-18, 07:54 AM
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If they tilt using cords, then there should be a series of cords on one side to pull, that tilts the vanes. There would be no rod. Blinds come with 3 options, cord tilt, rod tilt or cordless. I would think it needs to be factory installed. You can't add it after the fact AFAIK.

tribe_fan, the vertical blind rod you're linking to wouldn't work. That's for sliding a vertical blind back and forth sideways.
 
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Old 12-11-18, 05:37 PM
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here are some pictures of inside the blinds. I went to my moms place the other day and she has the same blinds. Isnít there supposed to be a rod running through the middle of those filters?
 
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Old 12-11-18, 05:43 PM
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Old 12-11-18, 07:05 PM
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You'll never find a replacement tilt rod. Most vinyl blinds are made in China and replacement parts are hard to find.
 
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Old 12-11-18, 07:12 PM
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Maybe you could tell management that your blinds do not work and ask them to install new ones. Since they're vinyl, they wouldn't be expensive.
 
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Old 12-12-18, 10:54 AM
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Yeah thatís what I was trying to avoid, but Iíll take your word for it. Thanks for the help.
 
 

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