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06-27-12, 01:39 PM   #1  
Loose Window Screen

My fiance and I just bought a house, where the majority of the windows do not have screens, or the screens are torn. I have been getting them replaced by a local Ace Hardware store and am installing them, but have an issue with them being loose.

The screens fit in the notches ok, so the side to side, top to bottom is ok. The problem I'm having is they are loose from front to back. The windows that had screens in them have some kind of brown spacer that snaps in and pushes the screen forward, so this isn't an issue. But all the other's are missing them.

I stopped by a couple HD stores and asked the Ace guy who is making my screens and nobody seems to know what I'm talking about. Does anybody have any ideas? Or how to change my question. I was also looking for springs to put in and can't find them either.


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06-27-12, 01:54 PM   #2  
Welcome to the forums! I am assuming these are aluminum screens. Generally they come with clips that are attached to the inside of the screen space slightly down from the top, facing in. Your screen will slip into that clip and will be held in place with the two D rings at the bottom once you install the ball top keeper studs in the sill. Do you have a picture you can share of your situation? http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html

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06-27-12, 01:55 PM   #3  
Welcome to the forums!

Could you post a pic of the spacers? http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html

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06-27-12, 02:11 PM   #4  
I know the type of spacers you refer to...I think..

Check this link. Scroll down to page 4 and 5 and see if thats what you need....


Call them if you have an issue with sizes...there were some mistakes in the catalog.

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06-27-12, 03:21 PM   #5  

Yeah Gunguy45 looks like something from that pdf will work - I wanna say the L-5642. That helps a bunch - I think I need a L-5557 also for a screen on my side door.. Here are a couple screenshots of what I'm talking about...

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