I had to replace the wheels on the bottom of the screen door
associated with my patio door. But, I can't figure out how to rehang
the screen door. The upper rollers ride in a channel/track the
opening to which is smaller then the rollers.
Here are pictures:
Good one: means " nice observation", Imo. Something I saw and thought,
but did not mention. The other poster saw the same thing and mentioned
Toughen the skin in this group or leave. Am I wrong?
Heybub asked you a question.
My apologies. You didn't say you had flipped the screen for illustrative
Actually, I thought you were drunk, maybe even insane, but I was trying to
People sometimes post questions here where the solution is obvious to
everyone in the world but them.
For example: how would you answer the lament: "No matter how much I cut off
this board, it's STILL too short!"
Tilt the bottom of the screen door towards you. Insert the rollers
into the channel at the top and then lower the bottom of the door
towards the channel. Once in place lift up and seat the bottom of the
screen in the channel.
How can someone demonstrate personal experience; after all you left
out a *'gif and posted it after the fact. Never mind!
Nobody asked what you thought, but you wanted too know what people
I took it out by unscrewing the rollers from the screen frame. That's
easy taking it off, they just fall into the track, but getting behind
it to hold the rollers in place to reattach them is another thing
Very good diagrams. I'm sure there is something I am missing,
but.....can you not prop something
behind the wheel to hold it whilst you screw the door to it? Even a
strip of cloth around the back of
the wheel, insert wheel into track, have someone hold the ends of the
cloth to start the screw, pull
the cloth out when the door is in place.
I don't usually have problems putting stuff together after I have taken
it apart, unless I drop a part
whilst looking for a tool. My worst habit is putting important parts in
a very safe place until I can
make repairs, then forgetting which safe place I put it in :o)
I am considering trying to attach the rollers to a ribbon, spaced at
the correct distance apart. Then putting them in the track, put the
door in place and pull the ribbon to hold the rollers against the door
and move it until the holes line up. But, I've not come up with a way
to attache them to the ribbon securely enough while releasing the
ribbon after the rollers are attached. Another issue, however the
rollers are attached to the ribbon they must not leave adhesive that
will impede the rollers rotating freely on the hub.
I don't think putting a cloth "pad" behind the rollers to hold them in
place will work. The rollers must be held flat against the frame to
start the screws, particularly blind like this, and when I try to do
that the roller tip forward and fall out of the track.
I'm now considering this approach
but have not yet been to the store to get longer screws and don't know
whether a screw long enough to facilitate this will, when tightened,
strike the back of the channel/track.
What I was suggesting was not to fasten anything to the roller, but just
to use the strip of cloth around
the back of the roller like a sling - keep tension on the strip of cloth
to hold it toward the front of the
track until you get the screws started, then just remove the strip when
the screws are in. Capiche?
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