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#6147912 - 01/21/16 08:59 PM Are there any substitutes for elevator brackets?
signal5 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/10
Posts: 63
Loc: cc,tx
I am going to build a new blind for next season. Is there any substitutes for elevator brackets?

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#6148022 - 01/21/16 09:54 PM Re: Are there any substitutes for elevator brackets? [Re: signal5]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 3867
Loc: texas
Numerous steel lag bolts
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#6148660 - 01/22/16 10:02 AM Re: Are there any substitutes for elevator brackets? [Re: signal5]
ThreePeppers Offline
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Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 365
Loc: Fort Worth/Kent County
There's another company out there that makes a similar product that actually goes on the corner instead of the side but I can't think of the name and they are about $30 more than the elevators from what I recall.

Built this last fall with the elevators and it is rock solid.


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#6149538 - 01/22/16 05:49 PM Re: Are there any substitutes for elevator brackets? [Re: signal5]
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Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 2824
Loc: Deer Park, Tx.
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#6149877 - 01/22/16 09:24 PM Re: Are there any substitutes for elevator brackets? [Re: signal5]
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#6150121 - 01/23/16 07:47 AM Re: Are there any substitutes for elevator brackets? [Re: signal5]
twinbubba Offline
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Registered: 08/20/09
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Loc: DFW
I used the E-Z Tower brackets when I elevated one of my blinds. I liked the fact that the brackets themselves helps support the weight not just the bolts.
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#6151523 - 01/24/16 07:35 AM Re: Are there any substitutes for elevator brackets? [Re: signal5]
BigPig Offline
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Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9487
Loc: Forney, Tx
Used elevator brackets here. Very easy and super sturdy. 10 foot long legs.
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#6153436 - 01/25/16 09:07 AM Re: Are there any substitutes for elevator brackets? [Re: signal5]
StretchR Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 309
Loc: Hutto, TX (Williamson Co)
I've used Elevator brackets, too. Is there a reason you DON'T want to use them? Academy has them in stock online for $75.

www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_161841_-1

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#6153493 - 01/25/16 09:39 AM Re: Are there any substitutes for elevator brackets? [Re: signal5]
ThreePeppers Offline
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Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 365
Loc: Fort Worth/Kent County
That's a good deal. Think I paid $89 at Cabela's for mine. Might go ahead and grab another set for my next build.

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#6153694 - 01/25/16 11:21 AM Re: Are there any substitutes for elevator brackets? [Re: signal5]
rickym Offline
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I think he's looking for a cheaper option
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#6156859 - 01/26/16 08:45 PM Re: Are there any substitutes for elevator brackets? [Re: signal5]
Ranch Dawg Offline
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Registered: 07/30/11
Posts: 2408
Loc: GREAT STATE OF TEXAS
signal5, where are you located ? I have a set of 4 that you can have if money is the issue. PM me if your interested.

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#6159538 - 01/28/16 01:23 PM Re: Are there any substitutes for elevator brackets? [Re: signal5]
passthru Offline
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Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 10868
Loc: Saginaw, Tx
There are a few brands but the elevator brand seems to be the best buy. Bought and used one set for a blind in Missouri. Fixin to get some for the platform for my Maverick blind.
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#6160485 - 01/29/16 06:03 AM Re: Are there any substitutes for elevator brackets? [Re: signal5]
Tff caribou Offline
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Registered: 08/27/12
Posts: 2996
Loc: Watauga, TX
Just build a platform instead of just using legs. Then you won't need the brackets.
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#6160894 - 01/29/16 11:05 AM Re: Are there any substitutes for elevator brackets? [Re: signal5]
Ron H Offline
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Registered: 08/10/08
Posts: 1467
Loc: Dallas; hunt Palo Pinto
My son saw them and then welded some for us. He used tubing that fit a 4x4 and angle iron for the connectors. He even put an angle to them for support. Worked great.

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#6229880 - 03/19/16 10:32 PM Re: Are there any substitutes for elevator brackets? [Re: signal5]
gunslinger922 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 468
Loc: Rockwall Tx
I recently got the Elevator brackets at Home Depot online for $69.should have bought a spare set

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