00:07 – Hi from Jason -owner of Blockout Blinds
00:38 – Acmeda chain system
01:00 – Remove your blinds from the wall
01:06 – Check out previous video on how to fix broken roller blinds chain
01:28 – Jason demonstrates how to install the spring assist system
02:35 – Inserting the spring assist system back to the blind
03:25 – Pre-tension the spring for more oomph
04:22 – Why you need a roller blind spring assist system
Hi, I’m Jason from Blockout Blinds. Today, I’m going to talk about “How to Install a Roller Blind Spring Assist System.”
In my previous video, we have a roller blind here. I’ve removed the chain from the end just to make it a little bit easier for the video on what to do. Here is a spring assist system which is used to make your blinds easier to lift up and to put less stress on your mechanism. The system I’m using is the Acmeda System. Probably the most common and it’s a system that can be fitted into new blinds or retrofitted to existing blinds that have the Acmeda System. There are other brands out there but I think this one is the best.
Removing Blinds from the Wall
To be able to install a roller blind spring assist system, you need to remove your blind from the wall. I’m assuming you know how to do that. If you don’t, we have another video called, “How to fix a roller blind chain” which shows you step by step how to take your blinds down and safely remove it from the wall.
Installing the Spring Assist System
So here we have the chain control end that would normally have the chain in it. I’m just going to pull that out which I showed on my previous video and here is my spring assist system. Simply this piece slides on to the chain controller. Easy as that. Now, we don’t want that to come off. So that actually comes with a little C-clip here. As you can see there are a couple of notches here, and what we do is we just put one end in there and we clip it in. It is quite easy. There you go and that just stops sliding off. It’s as simple as that. If you want to remove that get your finger and give it a flick and it gets undone.
So once we have our spring assist system into our chain controller, it’s really just a matter of inserting it back to the blind. So you put back in the hole, the piece here has grooves that matches up the grooves inside the roller. That means that piece will hold still while this piece rotates which puts the tension and spring. So you just line those notches up which I did very easily before, here we go. Line them up and slide them in. Now what you may want to do, obviously the spring at the moment is under no tension at all. When I roll the blind down, it will tension up. If you have a really big blind, where you may want to put more oomph into the lift, you may want to pre-tension the spring. So what that means is you need to turn this clockwise or anti-clockwise if it’s the other end of your blind. If I let go now, you’ll see that it had tension in it and it unwound so you just in as much tension as you think necessary. Probably about 10,12,13 and once you’ve got that in, you line that up and you just put it back in.
So we now have a spring assist system installed and it’s pre-tensioned. You now hang back your blinds now, give it a whirl. If it seems right, leave it as it is. If it feels like you’re not getting much benefit, pull it out and pre-tension it a little bit more. Or likewise if it’s hard to pull it up and down, it means you have over tensioned it and you might want to loosen it a little bit. It’s a really easy thing to do. You can order the part and get it sent out to your home. Do it yourself. Fantastic product. Retrofitted. You know they’ve thought of everything. So I hoped we’ve helped you out today and until next time.
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