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Better solution than a small cleat for long blind cords

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by d000hg, 16 Nov 2017.

  1. d000hg

    d000hg

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    I've just fitted my new wooden blind (web-blinds, seems OK) and the one niggle is the cord length. Legally cleats and such are supposed to be 15m or more above the floor, and this is a good height anyway, I can reach from my chair at the desk.

    But the drop is 1.8m. So even if I shorten the cord to just reach the cleat when the blind is shut, I have 1.8m of string to deal with when fully open.
    Wrapping 1.8m of string round a tiny metal cleat is going to be a PITA, that's going to be 20-30 turns.

    I looked online but the only solution to dangling cords I found was "get a small cleat". Is there a clever way to improve on that?
     
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    Is this in your own home? There's no 'legal height' for cleats in your home.

    And I guess you meant to say "get a bigger cleat"?
     
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    The other minor thing is the huge lump of plastic where the two chords are brought together and joined to a single cord (to stop one side moving without the other). Apparenyl it's some safety feature so it will fall apart if it is choking someone, but it's roughly the size of an AA battery.
     
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