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Old 12-05-2017, 04:25 PM   #11
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Glad to hear they are still working and there are no issues.
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:46 PM   #12
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My experience

First of all I want to express my thanks to Brian or figuring out how to install screens on the window frames. When I was doing mine for the second time I discovers a couple of tricks to make the installation process simpler.

The first time I installed a screen on the side door I did not leave enough slack to allow the window to open so had to redo it. This time I measured the distance the window popped out at the bottom, about 2 inches. Then I measured the height of the window frame, about 4 inches. Finely I made a jig that was 6-1/2 inches high to hold the screen up. This allowed me to get the right amount of extra screen at the bottom of the frame to allow the window to open. It also made the installation of the screen have a neat appearance.



I taped the screen at the top of the window frame first. Then moved to the bottom center using the jig to hold the screen up while I put a piece of tape in place. From there I moved the jig to the bottom right corner and taped that section of the screen. Then the jig was moved to the bottom left corner where more tape was applied. Finely the sides were taped.





Having twice dropped the window bolt and searching for the washers for a while I decided to tape the bolt to the outside of the glass during the install. The washer that is between the screen and the window is a bit tricky to get installed as there is not much room for my fingers.



As Brian noted you need to be careful when installing the nut on the bolt as it is easy to twist the screen when tightening it. To help prevent the screen from twisting I used one of the existing washers as a template and cut a paper washer out of an index card. The paper washer was installed between the nut and the screen. It helped to reduce the tendency of the screen to twist as the nut was tightened.

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Old 07-02-2018, 11:05 PM   #13
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This looks great! I will be doing this soon.
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Old 09-29-2020, 03:42 PM   #14
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What is the screen material everyone is using here?
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