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Old 09-20-2009, 08:20 PM   #1
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Question Window shade/blinds over stove

I need to upgrade the window coverage ove the stove any recomendations
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Something fire proof!
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My '67 Caravel had a roller shade over the stove. You can't do a drape type treatment due to fire risk. Here are some pics of the one I did. It is similar to the old one, I just bought a cheap vinyl shade from HD, pulled off the vinyl and put my own fabric on it. Fabricated a valance out of some aluminum. Sew a continuous pocket in the bottom for the plastic piece that goes at the bottom of the shade (I replaced with a piece of flat stock aluminum). I put a bead chain loop on the bottom (after the photo was taken) that allows the shade to attach to an upside down picture hanger clip I have on the wall when in the closed position. The spring action in the shade keeps it tight against the curvature of the side wall. Roller shades can be a bit temperamental when opening, but I think it is the best option at this location.
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How about aluminum (colored) blinds?

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My '67 Caravel had a roller shade over the stove. You can't do a drape type treatment due to fire risk. Here are some pics of the one I did. It is similar to the old one, I just bought a cheap vinyl shade from HD, pulled off the vinyl and put my own fabric on it. Fabricated a valance out of some aluminum. Sew a continuous pocket in the bottom for the plastic piece that goes at the bottom of the shade (I replaced with a piece of flat stock aluminum). I put a bead chain loop on the bottom (after the photo was taken) that allows the shade to attach to an upside down picture hanger clip I have on the wall when in the closed position. The spring action in the shade keeps it tight against the curvature of the side wall. Roller shades can be a bit temperamental when opening, but I think it is the best option at this location.
Very nice istall.

What type and guage alum did you use?

ONe issue is I have two window locks at the bottom????
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How about aluminum (colored) blinds?

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We looked at those but how do I keep them from staying secure on the road?

And close to curved wall?
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Very nice istall.

What type and guage alum did you use?

ONe issue is I have two window locks at the bottom????
Bob- I used .032 Aluminum. I have two window cranks at the bottom of my '67 and as long as they are in the down (6 o'clock) position when the window is closed, it usually isn't a problem. Not sure how to interface with yours...
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roller shade in custom sizes for 1970 caravel

So we want to -- no NEED to -- replace all the spring loaded roller shades in our 1970 Caravel. Widths are about 42", 29", 21" 18" and 35".

Do I have to customize these widths myself or is there somewhere I can get the right shades (with rollers, springs etc)? The springs are still functional -- I suppose I can buy a big vinyl shade, cut it up and staple the top edge to the existing roller.

One of you said you bought a cheap roller shade from "HD". Does that = Home Depot? And do they have the range of sizes I need? I thought they had only standard sizes (which never =s what you need!!)

help, Melissa
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Turns out someone in the Caravel forum answered this one. They will cut them to whatever size you need at the standard hone store (HD, Lowe's, our local hardware/carpet store). Both length AND width -- yep, they cut the roller part too.

That's a lot easier than I was making it. Who KNEW??
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