Joining faux strings


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Old 11-28-21, 07:44 AM
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Joining faux strings

What technique or method would be the best to join the string on faux blinds to extend it ?I already have the extra . Is there a crimp used or maybe a way to sew them together ? I can knot it but would rather not .The squarestring parts that hold the blinds in is also where I will attatch but I can use small wire an maybe some epoxy at 2 corners at those squares since they only turn an dont go thru any holes ...
{these are some big 40 inch by 55 an $150 to replace both so I'd rather extend them 5 inches for a few bucks since I have extra off other blinds.]

i might find something at a hobby store too but wanted some ideas .
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Old 11-28-21, 07:55 AM
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Normally, they need to be replaced and new, longer strings added, if you want to make the blind longer. I don't know of any way to lengthen them except to knot them. There's not enough there to sew and glue wouldn't last very long because of the stress placed on them.
 
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Old 11-28-21, 12:24 PM
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There are things called cord joiner or extenders. Not sure if this will do what you want

How to Install a Cord Joiner – Fix My Blinds
 
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I don’t think that’s what he means. He’s looking to make the strings longer, not join the strings together, if I’m reading right.
 
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Old 11-28-21, 01:54 PM
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Yea, I wasn't sure. But the video seems to show how lengthen the string. But then you have this "knot" so to speak in the way.
 
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Old 11-28-21, 06:17 PM
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That would work on outside string but not inside..I saw a video on weaving them together .
but as long as the small wire is in 2 bottom corners _ to the other 2 top corners □
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It should hold.
I found some small aluminum wire that can do what the string does to hold the squares ..

I bet there is a string weave or sew technique or a tiny crimp I can use for the 2 going thru the blinds
or I can use a long piece of that thin but strong aluminum wire i have an go thru both an bend or loop it in at ends.

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It's not difficult it's just finding the best method.They will stay down 98% of the time also.An turning to open close will be easy .

I did it before but tied knots at the square ,it works but I dont want it on these .. I'm more concerned on the straight one that goes thru the blinds
A craft store I'll bet has something..for the straight one
but wire idea isnt bad an maybe epoxy at meet point ..or crimp.

 
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Old 11-28-21, 06:27 PM
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Like on the 2 pieces folded



or last resort restring the straight ones fully .
 
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That what I was thinking you might be able to use. It might be just small enough to pass through any holes or pulleys.
 
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I found these tiny crimps in a craft store an it holds .that's before trimming ends ..




I can mash that aluminum tight an round an it will fit thru holes .I pulled on it an its strong ..
An the wire piece can be looped an twisted to a tiny loop holding the string square opening . Then ends cut.

 

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Those lil crimps work GREAT! an the string can flow thru holes fine an its VERY strong..
worth sharing since these things can run$ 50 - 70 an up ..if anyones strings break this will be a good fix👍 that's before the trim

 
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Glad they worked out for you!
 
 

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