My house has replacement vynil windows with the screens that ride in a
groove on the outside of the windows. During move in, cleaning, etc.
two of them got broken, one by me and one by her (thank goodness).
The spring catches work fine and nothing is bent, just the little
plastic inserts at the corners are broken. Any idea where I can get
these things? They are about 1/4" x 3/8" L-shaped brackets that get
inserted into the aluminum track. The track then gets 'peened' to hold
the brackets in. I should be able to get the borken pieces out with a
little persuasion or just shove them in further.
So, where can I get these things? All I was able to get at the Borgs
were blank stares...
sometimes it's just quicker to have the local old fashioned hardware
store do this, since there are so many parts varieties, but if you want
to do the homework lots of choices at:
Does any local store still have the hardware aisle with the pull-out
cardboard trays of odd hardware? Or have they all gone to the baggies and
blister packs where you are, too? IIRC, 'Sharon' was the company that
provided these setups to Tractor Supply- type places, and Ma'n'Pa hardware
stores. They usually had a few trays of window and door parts like that.
Failing that, take the screens into a local glass company. They will have
parts that work, since that is the business they are in. If nothing else, a
bent metal rod potted in place with epoxy might work. In any case, you'll
probably have to rescreen the frames, since there won't be enough edge to
grab and retension the fabric while pushing the gasket stuff back in the
slot, once you put the corner back together.
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