A careless tenant made holes in the bottom middle of the window screen at the point where it attaches to a (nail) (screw) (whatever) in the window sill.
He did it at the bottom, then reversed the screen and did it at the top. (*(*&&^%$
I'm thinking to cut out pieces from an old screen and "glue" them to the affected areas, after trimming the loose stuff.
Before I go to the trouble, does this August Body think it will work -- and if so, should I just use white glue, or what else?
Take screen to any local hardware store.
They'll replace the screen for you.
What's with the half-assed approach?
You can just cover the windows with plywood too.
Replacing screens isn't that hard for most DIY folks.
A careless tenant, I'm shocked...shocked I tell ya. Patch it or take
the screen off and store it till they move out then have it fixed and
put it back, or have it fixed now and put the bill on next month's rent
so he won't be so careless next time. The sooner they learn the less
it will cost you.
On Saturday, July 20, 2013 2:02:10 PM UTC-7, Fat-Dumb and Happy wrote:
They're gone, thank hevvins. Many problems, much bigger than a mere screen.
I used to have one of those screen tools around the garage somewhere but not worth tearing that junkyard apart to find it.
OK, will ask OSH price to rescreen and if too much, will try mickey mouse repair.
Hope white glue will work. Dunno what else???
On Sat, 20 Jul 2013 14:56:41 -0700, Higgs Boson wrote:
Like they all said, it's trivially easy to replace screens:
Here's how I did it:
0. Buy a roll of screening & a roll of the rubber tubing
1. Buy the pizza cutter (and, if needed, plastic corners)
2. Remove old rubber tubing and old screen
3. Replace with new screen and new rubber tubing
On Saturday, July 20, 2013 3:58:49 PM UTC-7, Danny D. wrote:
Shyte! I just priced rescreening a 3x5 aluminum screen. OSH wanted $30.00!!!
I thought it would be trivial, based on responses here. Regroup. Price above items. Consider price difference vs hassle. Cogitate. Maybe end up patching after all...
On Monday, August 5, 2013 7:59:21 PM UTC-4, Frank wrote:
ce above items. Consider price difference vs hassle. Cogitate. Maybe end
up patching after all...
My outdoor cat has a habit of letting us know that she wants to come inside
by climbing the screen on our patio door and jumping down onto the deck. T
he "thump" gets our attention.
Many years ago, after she had ripped a couple of screens, I replaced the sc
reen with some pet-proof screening from Home Depot. She's been climbing th
e screen, even getting her claws stuck in it a few times so that I have to
use my hand to free her claws, and there is absolutely no indication of wea
r and tear. It's some pretty strong material.
On Tuesday, August 6, 2013 9:51:47 AM UTC-7, DerbyDad03 wrote:
rice above items. Consider price difference vs hassle. Cogitate. Maybe e
nd up patching after all...
de by climbing the screen on our patio door and jumping down onto the deck.
The "thump" gets our attention.
screen with some pet-proof screening from Home Depot. She's been climbing
the screen, even getting her claws stuck in it a few times so that I have t
o use my hand to free her claws, and there is absolutely no indication of w
ear and tear. It's some pretty strong material.
She must be a slow learner! Needs her claws clipped. (So does mine, but h
e's so strong, I'm afraid to approach him.)
On Wed, 7 Aug 2013 04:41:49 +0000 (UTC), DerbyDad03
Our old silver tiger,"buddy" was mostly an indoor cat, so his front
claws were sacrificed for the privilege of living with humans and
furniture - but he spent time outdoors as well - One day a very
unsociable yellow tom from down the street paid him a visit and they
got into a scrap. There was buddy, on his back, pedalling as if he was
trying to win the Tour de France - yellow fur flying in all directions
as he raked the belly of that old tom with his hind legs. There was a
lot of howling going on - and it was mostly from the yellow tom -
whether in pain, rage, or surprise at the beating he was taking.
A fw minutes later, after the yellow had left, Buddy came in -shaking
a little, but with not a mark on him.
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