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Holding the curtain rail to the bracket:Lost grub screw - what size?

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by notting, 27 Jan 2020.

  1. notting

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    Hi All,

    We've lost the hex grub screw that is used for securing the curtain rail to the bracket.

    Does anyone know if there is a standard thread/size that is used for curtain rails?

    Thanks,
    N
     
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    I think your best bet is to buy one of those assorted packs you can get online or in places like homebase -- nobody will sell one individually.
     
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    I've just measured the screw and it's 4mm in diameter and 13mm in length.

    Is there any way of telling if it is metric or imperial?

    Last thing I want to do I buy a million metric screws, none of which fit. I've done that too many times in my life!!
     
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    I've lost practically all my grub screws over the years. Doesn’t really affect anything.
     
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    lol

    Except in this case when a child pulls on the curtain, the pole falls off.
     
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    Ah, right, my children are in their thirties and don’t live at home any more. :LOL:
     
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    Or if you have a heavy-handed other half!
     
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    You can use a screw with same thread , doesn’t have to be grub screw.Usually metric .
     
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    Thanks all for your help. Screws bought. :)
     
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