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Old 12-03-2019, 06:35 PM   #1
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Need advice

The screws holding the window shades in the TT wall have pulled out. What can I use in the holes that will let me put screws back so they will hold? Wood filler?
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Old 12-03-2019, 06:41 PM   #2
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The screws holding the window shades in the TT wall have pulled out. What can I use in the holes that will let me put screws back so they will hold? Wood filler?
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:16 PM   #3
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I have used short ~1" wall anchors like you would use in your home to hang pictures with good success.
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:22 PM   #4
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I donít know if this will apply to your situation. I had the screw come out of my main window shade. They had missed the wall stud by about a half of an inch at the factory. I was able to relocate the screw into the stud. My trailer has wood studs so itís easy to screw into. Itís easy to find the studs if you look closely at the wall panels, you can see the line of staples they used to attach it.
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:33 PM   #5
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Just went through this fix. Break some toothpicks in half, coat them in wood glue and stuff them in the hole. After the glue dries the screws will fit tight again.
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:52 PM   #6
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I use bamboo skewers. Cut it just below the wall surface. Re install screw.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:03 PM   #7
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I use bamboo skewers. Cut it just below the wall surface. Re install screw.
x2 on bamboo. I've used that and toothpicks and the bamboo seems to hold better for me. I think it's because the bamboo has longer "fibers".
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Old 12-04-2019, 02:41 AM   #8
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I have used a old fishing rod it is tapered so you can get any size you need also it is fiberglass so it will hold up very well
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:39 AM   #9
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I have used wood dowels. get a 1/8 dowel drill out the hole to fit the dowel and glue it up and stick the dowel in the hole let it dry. Now you have a solid piece of wood in the hole. Don't forget to drill a pilot hole for the screw.
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:31 AM   #10
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Just another suggestion. In a "pinch" I used a golf tee on a friends camper (he didn't have any toothpicks or wood skewers).
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Old 12-06-2019, 01:01 PM   #11
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screws won't stay in walls

We have 2 windows where the screws that hold the shade to the wall have pulled out. While you can push the screws back into the holes, they will not stay. What can we put in the holes to allow us to screw the screws in where they will stay--would wood filler work? Thanks for any suggestions!
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Old 12-06-2019, 01:12 PM   #12
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We have 2 windows where the screws that hold the shade to the wall have pulled out. While you can push the screws back into the holes, they will not stay. What can we put in the holes to allow us to screw the screws in where they will stay--would wood filler work? Thanks for any suggestions!


I bet the holes are stripped out. Sometimes I get lucky inserting a bamboo skewer in the hole. If that doesnít work I just move the screw and let the string holder cover the original holes.
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Old 12-06-2019, 01:41 PM   #13
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Iíve used Wall-Dog screw anchors and they hold very well. We have a problem with the window valance side panels that cover up the left and right hand edges of the window blinds. The screw that attaches the bottom of the valance to the wall seems to be susceptible to pulling out. Probably those roads in the Yukon and Alaska At any rate the Wall-Dogs have held up very well. You can find them at most any hardware store.
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:29 PM   #14
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Hillman pop toggles work great and are inexpensive.

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Old 12-12-2019, 08:25 AM   #15
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google "hollow wall anchor". Also, 'toggle bolts' may be your best bet in this situation.
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Old 12-12-2019, 12:49 PM   #16
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Fill the hole with wood glue or other cement. Wait, drill, screw
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Old 12-12-2019, 01:46 PM   #17
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Wall Anchor Fix

I too had a problem with a shade anchor coming out. Very frustrating. I opted to put in one of those screw-in plastic anchors. You can get various sizes. Fortunately, the hole was not too large and the anchor fit nicely. Simply put another screw in and it has held quite well.














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