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Old 06-23-17, 11:58 AM
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My wife decided to change out the currents in our dining rm bay window [I thought the old ones looked fine] She bought one set and returned for another [I guess/hope she's happy this time] but it also required new curtain rods ?? They came with different brackets [couldn't reuse old] with screws that supposedly work with slot head, phillips and roberts. None of them work well and a screw gun cams out about half way in Luckily I had some sheet metal screws that were close to the same size so I used them.
 
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Old 06-23-17, 12:05 PM
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It has always been my opinion the manufacturer just throws in whatever screws they can get cheapest.
 
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If they had picked one style of screw it probably wouldn't have been so bad but the screw was designed to accommodate 3 different bits .... but none of them well
 
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Old 06-23-17, 01:32 PM
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Those screws are for people who have one screwdriver and no idea what it fits. Brother in law fits that description.
 
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Next time predrill the holes, only way I've been able to get those soft screws in.
 
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The new brackets used the same holes as the old ones so predrilling wasn't needed unless you wallowed it out enough for these sorry screws to basically push in. I'm just glad I had some screws that would work .... or I might have quit and then got fussed at
 
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Old 06-23-17, 05:10 PM
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Luckily I had some sheet metal screws that were close to the same size so I used them.
Great, so was there a question in the post that I missed?
 
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Old 06-23-17, 05:18 PM
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was there a question in the post that I missed?
This is the venting forum. No question required.
 
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Old 06-23-17, 06:14 PM
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I throw those POS's away, don't even bother with them. I've always got something better in my organizers.
 
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Wish I had the forethought to do that initially! 3 curtain rods, 12 screws. I used 2 of the supplied screws and couldn't take it any more. I've never liked hanging curtains and this just reinforced that feeling
 
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