Installation Information - Vertical Blinds Outside Mount.

First, figure out the best place to mount your brackets across the width of your vertical blind. Generally, if the window only has two brackets they are mounted near the ends of track, about 3"to 4" from ends (see figure 3). If your window has more than two brackets the others are spaced evenly between the two near ends of track.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount

 If you added the 2" above the trim like our measuring instructions suggest then make a mark on the wall at 1 3/4" above casing. This is where the top screw will go. If you added more than 2" to the top of casing adjust your measurement accordingly. This measurement allows for proper clearance at the floor.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount

 Drill the top screw into the mark you made with a cordless drill or screwdriver. Be sure to tighten firmly since the top screw holds the majority of the weight of the verticals in place. Next, drill one screw into the lower hole of each bracket.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount

 View of vertical blind brackets once installed

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount

 Time to install the headrail. First you will want to decide which side you want the controls and stack to be on. All tracks are reversible. Place the front edge of track into the front side of mounting clips as shown then snap the back side of headrail into place. Make sure it clicks into the brackets properly.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount

 View of vertical blind track in place.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount

 Connect the chain connector for the rotation chain as shown. Some of our products donít use chain connectors, so you may skip this step.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount

 Rotate open the side cover for the tension pulley like shown.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount

 Place the draw cord into the pulley and twist shut.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount

You may need to shorten the height of the tension pulley, find the knot that is located on the lead carrier of the headrail. The lead carrier for a one way open rail is the carrier furthest from the control end cap. For center open tracks it the furthest of the carriers on the control side. There is a knot on both sides of the carrier, select the one that is farthest away from the control end of track (left side in this example).

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount

 Put a double knot in the cord and try to traverse the track back and forth. You'll want to be sure that you shortened the right cord before cutting off the excess. Next, install the tension pulley by placing a screw in the lower hole. Make sure the cord is plumb. If not, it will be very noticeable after the vanes are installed.

 

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount 

Rotate the stems open.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount

 Snap the vanes into place making sure you face the front side of vanes towards main part of your room. The front side of vanes is the side that curve towards you.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount 

View of outside mount installation bracket with valance clip/flange and depth adjustment bolt. Make sure the nut for depth adjustment is tightened at proper depth. Proper depth is when the slats clear the casing when rotated straight open.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount

 Installation of the optional valance. Hold the valance up to the headrail and make sure it's centered. Place the top side of valance into the valance flanges and hit face edge firmly until seated into flange tooth like shown.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount    

Hold the side return up to the wall like shown and make a mark where it meets front edge of valance.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount     

Cut off the excess material at that mark with a pair of scissors or tin snips.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount

 Slip the valance return insert into the return piece like shown.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount

Add the clear corner clip to one of the ends of the return using the thinner opening side.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount

 Trim off the excess return insert like shown.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount

Repeat for other return and snap returns on both ends of valance.

Install Vertical Blinds - Outside Mount

Congratulations you have finished your blind installation.

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