Please be sure you have read all the measuring tips for any items you are ordering. This checklist does not cover all measuring
tips for each item, but only the more common issues we come across when reviewing an order.
Stainless Steel Material
Stainless Steel items are recommended for high humidity or wet environments such as outdoors, bathrooms, and kitchens.
You will also want to select stainless steel parts if you'd like the Brushed Stainless or Glossy Brass finish.
Normally, you will want all items on your order made of stainless steel, OR all items made of steel.
If you need bypass hardware, then it is highly recommended to get the rod, bypass brackets, and C-rings from us.
Bypass parts are precision aligned and mixing parts from different manufacturers will not normally work.
When specifying projection on the rods and/or double brackets, be sure to allow enough space between the two rods.
We recommend 1 1/2" space between rods, but you may need more depending on fabrics, ring spacing, etc.
Back Rod: 1" diameter, 2 1/2" projection.
Front Rod: 1 1/4" diameter, 5" projection.
The back rod would start at 2 1/2" and end at 3 1/2", and with 1 1/2" spacing the front rod will start at 5".
Rods with returns require Post brackets to mount to the wall, so be sure to order 2 Post brackets for each return rod.
If you'd like a return on only one end of the rod we can do so, just let us know which end of the rod needs the return
(call or email after placing your order).
Maximum Suggested Spans
"Span" is the distance between two adjacent brackets.
For example, a 130" rod with one middle bracket would have 2 spans of 65". A 90" rod with no middle bracket would have a span of 90".
Knowing the span(s) of the rod will help you determine what diameter you need.
Rods increase in rigidity as they increase in diameter, therefore the longer the span, the larger diameter rod you will need to prevent sag.
Fabric weight should also be considered.
See details on the Rods page for the maximum suggested span (distance between brackets) for each rod.
Rings should typically be 1/2" larger than the rod size, such as a 2" ring with a 1 1/2" rod.
You can use rings that are only 1/4" larger than the rod in most cases, so long as you do not have Mitered Returns, Bypass brackets, or intend to use Through-Ring Wands.
In the case of a 1 1/2" or 2" rod with Mitered Returns you must use a ring 1" larger than the rod in order to slide around the mitered corner. (Although if the rod is long enough to be spliced you can use smaller rings and load them from the middle splice joint at time of installation.)
These are used with our Bypass brackets, please order the C-ring indicated for your rod size.