While the example images on this page
show a Decorative Traverse Curtain Rod, the
steps for hanging a Heavy-Duty Traverse
Rod are the same. And, while the brackets
in the example images may not exactly
match the brackets for your rod - the
process is the same.
Lift the rod onto the lip of the cam assembly
portion of the bracket (same as ceiling
mount bracket). For a ceiling mount rod,
lift the rod up and slide it onto the ceiling
If your drapery rod profile has a lip for the boot
portion of the cam assembly, tilt the rod
inward slightly and slide the boot into the
lip of the rod. If your bracket assembly
“reaches out” to grab onto a groove in the
face of the rod, or snaps around the rod
profile - tilting the rod slightly is not
If the rod is unable to snap on (or over)
the bracket assembly, or - if the boot
portion of the cam assembly will not slide
in for all brackets - your brackets are not
level or even. You’ll need to level your
brackets and try again.
On the underside of the cam assembly,
turn the locking plate to the closed position.
When in the closed position, the
metal plate will fit into (or underneath,
depending on your rod) the back of the
Most locking plates have a screw and
washer (or nut) which can be tightened
once the rod is in place.