changing blind bracket

Old 04-10-23, 07:06 PM
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changing blind bracket

I'm replacing a side mount blind with a "front" mount ( I guess that's a "center support"?) mini blind. This would require drilling into the vinyl window frame which I want to avoid doing. I'd drilled into the frame side ( not vinyl) for the previous blind. I need a way to circumvent the bracket that came with this blind, which is the snap on style, so I can hang the blind from inside the frame on the sides. Stymied. Ideas, help?
Old 04-10-23, 08:48 PM
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I really no of no way to go without the center bracket. Many of those blinds are too flimsy to support their own weight and really need the center bracket for support. And, the only thing in the area to mount the bracket to is the window.

I do not recommend trying to glue it in place. Many glues will creep over time under the constant tension of the bracket. And, any glue that can stay attached to the vinyl and bracket will do more damage to the window than a couple screw holes.

My recommendation is to install the center bracket. If you really don't want to put holes in the window you could go with a larger blind that could be mounted on the face of the molding. It would look odd but it would allow you to mount to the wood trim. If you are handy you could also fabricated a steel support bracket for the center. That would be totally custom and something you have to make to fit your application.

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