I got a vinyl coated polyester patio door screen, which is strong enough to be
pet-stab proof, but it's very hard to roll/spline into the existing door frame.
The included roller tool got nowhere. I found the best substitute was rolling
end of a 12" crescent wrench over the spline material, giving a lot of working
leverage, but it was slow work. Better ideas?
The material to be pressed in is sort of asterisk-shaped in cross-section.
I have a cheap plastic tool which a rounded over arc on one end (creating a
groove in screen) and a grooved arc on the other (pushing spline into
created groove). Expereience and its a piece of cake, second nature. Not
too tight, not too loose, all in the right spots. This means if its a
window at the midpoints you can't have stress because the unsupported sides
flex in, so different pressure than near the corners. Have to properly
account for the creation of a groove in the screen itself too while
positioning the screen in the right orientation. First window you'll re-do
Not quite same with stronger frames. You can get it equal pressure
It sounds like you are using flat spline. Are you sure you have flst
spline frames? (not a round channel)
You use the grooved rooler end on flat spline, Roll the screen in,
then start one edge of the spline and roll in the other.
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