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Installing Tracks Sitting On Architrave

Step 1: Consider drop height

What ever the distance from the top of your architrave to the floor is your drop. The finished drop for curtains made to Easy-Track specifications should be between 2.5cm and 3 cm less than this, this will allow the curtains to hang between 1cm and 1.5 cm above the floor.

Step 2: Fix small silver brackets to top of architrave and mark centre

Using a cordless drill - screw small silver brackets to top of architrave with small end facing up towards ceilng.

Measure outside architrave to outside architrave half this measurement and measure out from one side, pencil mark this point at the same height on your wall as the other marks - this is your window middle point.

Fix small silver brackets to top of architrave and mark centre

Step 3: Mark top of track and attach large gold brackets

Subtract the outside of window architrave to outside of window architrave measurement from the track length and divide by 2, put a mark on the track each side at this distance. This is where the end of architrave would be if you held the track up on top of the architrave in the middle.Also place a mark in the centre of the track underneath. Attach a large bracket to each end of track. Bracket must be lined up with outside of track top pencil mark. Make sure brackets just miss outside of architrave when track is held up. Attach brackets with long side on top of track and shorter side hanging down. Use cordless drill screw from top using small thick screws provided.

Mark top of track and attach large gold brackets

Step 4: Before attaching track to wall

When screwing into small bracket in wall from underneath – position the tip of the screw as close to front side of bracket hole as possible – this will force track closer to the wall as screw tightens up.

Before attaching track to wall

Step 5: Fix track to wall

Place tiny screw on cordless drill end and place drill in a position you can easily reach from ladder. Lift track up from the center and place on top of architravel. Align middle track pencil mark with middle wall pencil mark. Using smallest screws while pushing track hard against wall screw – screw track to bracket. One screw should hold it till you organise yourself to put the remaining screws in.

Fix track to wall

Step 6: Screw in remaining screws

Make sure track is straight and screw in all remaining screws. For big brackets already attached to track screw into wall make sure they go into a stud.