[b]Are there any well-known problems with cordless curtain tracks?[/b]
I am trying to put up a cordless track in a bay window. I bought the track from B&Q. It is heavyweight plastic, 4 metres long (though I trimmed about 18" off). The packaging says it's suitable for bay windows and all weights of curtain.
It looks ok when up, and it works if no curtains are hung. But when I hang the curtains, pulling the cord is hard work and only moves them part of the way, then they jam.
The curtains are quite heavy but not exceptionally so. I am wondering whether the problem is that I did not put brackets up at the recommended 33cm interval. This was because I couldn't fix the brackets directly to the plaster. Instead I used some wooden blocks already fixed to the plaster for the curtain rail that was previously there but they were more than 33 cm apart.
Before I try and put up more blocks for more brackets I thought I'd ask if there are any well known problems with corded tracks. Thanks.