Bendable Rods

Ceiling Mount Install

Ceiling Mount Install for Bendable Rods

Step 1t

Drill2 and tools

 

Tools needed: Phillips screwdriver, pliers, tape measure and hacksaw. If using the anchors that come with the kit, a 3/16″ drill bit will also be needed to make a pilot hole.

Anchors are recommended when installing into drywall for ceilings and walls. The anchors included in the kit are for drywall and prevent the screws from sliding out of the wall or ceiling.  Most homes have drywall, it’s made from a plaster sheet that has been sandwiched between paper and became popular in the USA in the 1950’s.

A pilot hole is a small hole drilled before driving a screw or anchor into the wall or ceiling. The hole helps by making installation easier; plus it ensures that the anchor and screw will be installed straight, because it will follow the path of the pilot hole.

Additional materials will be needed if installing in concrete.

 

Step 2

Prepackaged kit Ceiling Mount Brackets all labeled

Open the kit and lay out the pieces. They are labeled for your convenience.

*Note: The pieces pictured are for prepackaged kits (Standard or Medium Duty Kits).

We’re pleased to announce our NEW Bracket Construction for 2015! The plastic ceiling mount brackets AND the plastic one inch wall mount brackets are replaced with metal.  We also updated our wall mount brackets.  Our new ones have a sleek design and better construction. They fit flush to the wall and are not as noticeable as the old design. The response has been overwhelming and our customers LOVE the changes!  We strive to provide great customer service and top notch products!

 

Bending rod for straight run

 

Please keep in mind that the bendable rod is shipped coiled. Use caution when uncoiling the rod. Handle with care so the rod doesn’t snap uncontrollably. Gently bend the rod over a chair, pillow or with your hands like the picture on the left. When the rod is bent in the opposite direction than it was coiled then the rod will straighten out.  If a certain curvature is needed then bending the rod in the same direction as it was originally coiled is recommended.

Tip: If the length of the bendable rod that will be installed “straight” is greater than 3 feet then we recommend having the brackets 6 inches apart. This applies to all brackets (ceiling, wall or T-bar). CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR STRAIGHT RUN APPLICATIONS.

 

Step 3

install rod on ceiling ABDADraw a line along the ceiling where the drapery or sheer is being installed. In the situation where a curved line is difficult to draw, it is suggested to create a template by first drawing the line on a piece of construction paper or cardboard and attaching this to the ceiling. Depending on how sharp the curve is, mount the ceiling mount brackets on the ceiling approximately 10-12 inches apart along the line with the lockable clips facing the same direction. Tightly secure the ceiling mount brackets with screws. Add additional ceiling mount brackets as needed where a sharp turn occurs. For a conventional drywall hollow ceiling, it is suggested to use screws with ribbed plastic anchors (included in the kit).

 

For the bendable rod to run straight, make certain all ceiling mount bracket are 9 inches apart and are installed in line without any offset. Place additional ceiling mount brackets 2-3 inches near both ends.

Tip: If the length of the bendable rod that will be installed “straight” is greater than 3 feet then we recommend having the brackets 6 inches apart. This applies to all brackets (ceiling, wall or T-bar). CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR STRAIGHT RUN APPLICATIONS.

Step 4

Ceiling Mount Brackets on trackMeasure the overall length of the line as described in step 3, use this measure minus 1″ and cut the bendable rod as needed with a hacksaw. This will allow for the addition of the end caps. Starting from one end, lock the cut-to-length bendable rod into one ceiling mount bracket after another by pushing the clip on the ceiling mount brackets tightly against the bendable rod, use pliers if necessary. Ensure the flat surface of the bendable rod faces up.

 

 

*Note: Do not try to force bend the bendable rod. Curvature of the rod will be automatically accomplished by fastening the rod to the ceiling mount bracket.

 

Step 5

_Wall Brackets 1_ Bendable Rod Kit labledFasten the end cap on one end of the bendable rod, insert the bendable rod’s rollers onto the track and then fasten the other end cap in place to lock in the rollers.

*Note: If you would like to use the magnetic catches to help with closure of two draperies or sheers- then also slide them onto magnetic catchesthe rod with the rollers. The magnetic catches come with the kit but they are not a necessary component for operation.

 

 

Step 6

0087484900950_500X500Hang the drapery, shower curtain, sheers or room divider onto the rollers. There are several ways to connect to the roller. You may use a drapery pin, drapery clamp, pleat hook, pear hook or an adjustable hook.

 

 

 

 

Bendable rod hooks

 

 

*Note: All five optional accessories can be purchased through Abda and they do not come with the bendable rod kits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step all done

Bay window Bendable Rod ABDA labeled