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How to Fix a Shower Curtain Rod

By: Joe Truini

Considering trashing a failing shower curtain rod? There’s an affordable alternative. (DepositPhotos)

Sometimes it’s just as easy to repair something as it is to replace it.

A spring-loaded shower rod that has fallen down is a great example. These types of shower rods work under tension, and if the mechanism inside has snapped, there will be no tension to hold it.

To fix the problem, simply set the rod to the correct length, mark it with tape and then drill two holes through both pieces of the rod.

Place stainless steel screws in the holes so that they won’t rust.
This will lock the rod into position, but once it’s in place there won’t be any reason to adjust it.

Instead of $10-$15 for a new rod, you pay for the screws.

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How to Fix a Shower Curtain Rod