Need help putting screen back in window


Old 10-12-13, 06:55 PM
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Unhappy Need help putting screen back in window

I live in a mobile home, circa early 70's. I took a screen out and now I want to put it back. There are no springs on it or the window sill. There are no pins that you push in on it or the window sill. Its just 4 straight sides of aluminum frame. It does have 2 tabs on the right side that help you to remove it. I can't figure out which corner or side to put in first. I tried it a bunch of different ways. It keeps get stuck or jammed the way aluminum does. Is there a technique I should use? Maybe coat it with something so it slides into place easier? I'm terrified I'm gonna bend it.:NO NO NO:
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Old 10-13-13, 03:40 AM
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You are right to be concerned about bending the frame - they bend easily
Are they single hung windows? or sliders? Is the track good, straight and clean?
Pics would be helpful -
Old 10-14-13, 05:09 PM
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Hi, Check the window on the sides, one side may have a deeper channel where the screen fits than the other side. The tabs on the screen will go toward the smaller channel. Hold the screen at about 45 degrees. Put the top corner of the screen with the tabs in the top channel and the other side corner of the top in the deep channel on the side and gently twist it in.
Good Luck Woodbutcher

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