Aluminum Screen Pull Tabs??

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Old 06-09-13, 10:26 AM
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Aluminum Screen Pull Tabs??

Does the marketplace offer any improved versions of those plastic tabs that theoretically lock under the spline? I rescreened one yesterday and the new tabs didn't survive the initial reinstall. Even if they don't just pull out of the spline, our very high UV climate is tough on the plastic and they last a few years at best.
 
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Old 06-09-13, 10:33 AM
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You can use the aluminum ring types. Don't have to use the nail if you don't want to.
70-004 Pull Ring with Screen Groove : SWISCO.com
 
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Old 06-09-13, 11:07 AM
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On the side panel of this site, I rambled and saw this one. I like it much better since you don't have to coordinate its installation with the spline. Seems it would hold tighter, too.

70-204 Slip-On Latch With Ball Head Screw : SWISCO.com
 
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Old 06-09-13, 12:39 PM
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Thanks Chandler

That one looks like it has possibilities. I also wonder if you could drill it and install #4 x 3/8 round head screw to really anchor it. You just responded to my I Phone post also. Do you do anything but monitor this forum? Appreciate your work.
 
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Old 06-09-13, 02:05 PM
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Oooh, good idea on the Tek screw. I'm getting ideas all along for my screens.

No I run a remodeling business during the day. I come on early in the morning and late in the evening. Today's Sunday, so anything goes. Hope I was of some help. I like your idea on the tek screw.
 
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Old 06-09-13, 03:57 PM
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If you go that route...a small aluminum pop-rivet would look very Pro. If you can put it out of site under the screen, even better. Make sure to use aluminum steel will just swage the holes and pull out. Screen frame material is super thin. Maybe an Expando fastener? Hmmm do they still make those?
 
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I'm Old

But you guys know more tricks than I ever will. Thanks for all of your diligence.
 
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Old 06-10-13, 03:58 AM
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If you use the proper diameter spline, the device should not pull out easily. Gunguy45 has the best choice. Using a type that is screwed or rivited on the screen frame, may not allow the frame to fit into the track.
 
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