Hanging French Door Curtain Rods
French Door Curtain Rods – Cinder blocks are often used in basements and garages. The nails or screws that come with curtain rods cannot be used on the cinder block walls because they will bend, break or pull out of cinder blocks. Hollow wall anchor is also a problem because the places required for the screws can be either solid or hollow. But the screws are available to hang curtain rods that will not bend, break or pull out of cinder blocks.
Hold the French Door Curtain Rods in the desired location. Use a pencil or marker to mark the location of a screw hole on one side of the curtain rod. Select the appropriate size masonry drill bit depending on the size of the masonry screws chosen. The size of the drill bit for pilot hole is printed on the packaging of the concrete screws. Put on safety glasses. Secure masonry bit in the drill, and drill a hole in the location marked on the cinder block wall curtain hardware. Clean the dust out of the hole by directing a straw with a hole and blow gently through the straw. The dust can function as a powder lubricant and reducing the effectiveness of concrete screws.
Place the French Door Curtain Rods on one side of the window. Place the hardware to the opposite side of the opening while keeping a level on top of the curtain rod. Use a pencil or marker to mark the locations of all the screw holes in the hardware. Remove the curtain rod and level. Trade masonry bit in the drilling of a screwdriver bit. Place the curtain rod back on the hardware. Hold the French Door Curtain Rods hardware hanging loosely on the nail firmly against the cinder block wall. Highlight of the remaining screw holes with a pencil or marker. Remove the curtain rod, hardware and finishing nails. Drill holes in the place marked for the hardware, and blow the dust out of the holes with a straw. Place the hardware back into position and secure with masonry screws. Hang the curtain rod hardware.