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LEVOLOR MARK I BLINDS
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Levolor Mark I Blinds Info

Thank you for purchasing your new Levolor Mark I Blind. You can take pride in the fact that you have made a quality purchase that will add beauty and function to your home.

Your new Mark I blind mounts with concealed brackets, giving a clean appearance and eliminating the need for a valance.


Diagram A

Levolor Mark I Blind Parts


Diagram B

Fasteners for Levolor Mark I Blinds


Check For All Hardware

Be sure you have all the components identified in Diagram A, above including the following for each blind:

Assembled Mark I Blind

Tilt Wand

2 (or more) Brackets

Bracket Template

4 (or more) Installation Screws

2 Hold Down Brackets

2 Hold Down Pins

6 Plastic Spacers for Bracket Alignment


Tools You Will Need

Phillips screwdriver or 1/4" hex driver

Hand or electric drill with 7/64" drill bit

Pencil

Tape measure

When using tools, make sure you wear proper eye protection.


Choose the Proper Fasteners

For installation in wood or aluminum frames, Levolor recommends you use the sheet metal screws included with your Mark I blind. For other types of wall or window construction, you will need to furnish different fasteners.


Fastener Options

See Diagram B above for the following different types of fasteners:

# 8 Screws for wood or aluminum

Plastic insert plugs for drywall or plaster

Auger threaded metal or plastic inserts for drywall

Molly bolts for drywall

Toggle bolts for drywall or lath & plaster

Note: Fastener strength should be rated more than the weight of the blind.


Attach the Brackets

The brackets supplied are appropriate to your order, either inside or outside mount.

Diagram E

Levolor Mark I Blinds End Bracket Spacing

Determine where to attach each bracket. Use the bracket template to simplify installing the Levolor Mark I Blind. It positions the bracket 2-1/8" from the end of the headrail and aligns the mounting holes in the correct location (Diagram E). For the inside mount bracket, fold the template along the scored line and use two of the four front holes. The template provides all hole locations for the bracket. Note that one of the brackets is positioned over the cordlock to prevent the headrail from shifting.

Bracket Template

Levolor Mark I Bracket Template

Diagram C

Levolor Mark I Inside Mount Bracket

Inside Mount Installation

To attach the inside mount brackets so the headrail aligns flush with the window pocket, attach the bracket so the tongue is approximately 1/16" from the window frame edge (Diagram F). Depending on the width of the blind, you may receive additional brackets. Be sure to space additional brackets evenly across the length of the headrail. Be sure to use all brackets supplied.

Diagram D

Levolor Mark I Outside Mount or Universal Bracket

Outside Mount Installation

The Levolor Mark I Blind uses the outside mounting bracket (Diagram D) for outside mount installations. This bracket is 2" wide by 1" high. When possible, mounting screws should attach to a wall stud; otherwise, use plastic anchors or toggle bolts to secure the bracket to the wall. Insert screws through two holes in the back of the bracket. Depending on the width of the blind, you may receive additional outside mount brackets. Be sure to space additional brackets evenly across the length of the head rail. Be sure to use all brackets supplied.

On some Levolor Mark I blinds it will be necessary to inspect the inside of the headrail and determine a proper spacing that will not interfere with the internal hardware in the headrail.

Mark the bracket hole locations.

Drill pilot holes using the 7/64" diameter drill bit.

Use at least 2 screws per bracket.

Insert screws through the holes in the top of the brackets for inside mounted blinds.

Insert screws through the holes in the back of the brackets for outside mounted blinds.

Brackets must be aligned with each other.

Use the plastic spacers to align brackets on inside mounts.

Diagram C shows the Inside Brackets for Levolor Mark I Blinds.

Diagram D shows the Outside Brackets for Levolor Mark I Blinds.

Diagram F

Levolor Mark I Inside Mount Setback


Installing Spacers with Standard Brackets

The Levolor Mark I Blind is designed to fit closely to the mounting surface. However, soft wallboard or uneven surfaces affect the blind's ability to engage the bracket (Diagram G). Spacers are provided to eliminate this problem. For each inside mount bracket, first loosen the bracket screws just enough to slide a spacer in between the mounting area and the bracket. Then slide a spacer in until the spacer is flush with the front of the bracket mounting surface (Diagram H). Tighten down the bracket and check the distance between the bracket tongue and the mounting surface. Install additional spacers if necessary.

Diagrams G & H

Levolor Mark I Blinds with spacers

Levolor Mark I Blinds with spacers


Install the Headrail

The following procedure applies to inside mount Levolor Mark I blinds.

Place the front lip of the headrail over the barb on the bracket tongue, and then push the headrail back so that the tongue slides back into the bracket (Diagram I).

Diagram I

Levolor Mark I Headrail Installation Step 1

Rotate the back of the headrail up until the lip clears the hook at the rear of the bracket (Diagram J).

Diagram J

Levolor Mark I Headrail Installation Step 2

Guide the headrail forward and then down until both lips are resting over both the front and rear bracket hooks (Diagram K).

Diagram K

Levolor Mark I Headrail Installation Step 3

Be sure the Levolor Mark I blind is properly secured in the brackets before operating the blind.

To remove the Levolor Mark I blind, simply reverse the action.


The following procedure applies to outside mount Levolor Mark I blinds and all Mark I blinds using the Universal bracket.

With the blind facing you, tilt the bottom of the blind toward you and place the front lip of the headrail over the barb on the bracket tongue (Diagram KK).

Rotate the headrail up until the rear lip clears the hook at the rear of the bracket.

Levolor Mark I Headrail Installation Step 4

To remove the Levolor Mark I blind, locate the bracket tongues holding the lower part of the blind. Pry the tongue back (this may require the use of a screwdriver). While providing support for the blind, allow the blind to rotate away from the bracket.


Attach the Tilt Wand

You may need to attach the wand to the tilt gear stem. Push the tilt wand up onto the metal Tilter Loop as shown in Diagram L. Rotate the tilt wand to open and close the blind slats. Use the lift cord to raise and lower the blind as shown in Diagram M.

Diagram L

Install Levolor Mark I Tilt Wand

Diagram M

How to raise and lower Levolor Mark I blinds


Remove the Protective Paper

There is a protective paper covering on the face of your new Levolor Mark I headrail. Remove it carefully when all other installation steps have been successfully completed.


Hold Down Brackets

These brackets are used only where it is desirable to keep the bottom of the blind from swinging freely, such as on a door.

To Install the Hold Down Brackets:

Install the white nylon pins into the bottom rail on each end.

Install the blind and lower it all the way down.

Mark the position of the Hold Down brackets.

Screw the Hold Down brackets to the surface as shown in Diagram N.

Slip the pin into the Hold Down bracket as shown.

Diagram N

Install Levolor Mark I Hold Down Brackets


If you need any assistance installing the products listed above or if you have any questions about the products, contact us here.

If you need any assistance installing the products listed above or if you have any questions about the products, contact us here.


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