Closet Rod Fix! – On the House

Closet Rod Fix!

By on July 30, 2015

Got a sagging metal closet rod that no longer runs straight and true? Has the weight of too many clothes bent your closet rod into a “U” shape? Telescoping metal rods are convenient, and they’re easy to install, but often they give in to heavy weight when suspended from wall to wall.

If that’s your problem, here’s the answer: From deep within the Carey Brothers’ vault of incredibly simple remedies and fixes, we bring the “why-didn’t-I-think-of-that” solution.

When hollow telescoping metal rods begin to sag because you’ve hung too much weight on them, you can bring them back by unscrewing the metal rod from the wall and inserting a slightly smaller-diameter wooden dowel rod inside. Cut it about a half inch shorter that the width of the closet put it back in place. The rod will again be straight and true — and good as new!

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