Supplies and Tools:
Fiberglass charcoal screening
1/4 inch screwdriver
Needle nose pliers
I received a call from Michael, from Uncommon Good, a program teaching students green energy. His home is located in Upland, California, a beautiful neighborhood with mature trees in a rural setting. He had just purchased a century-old home and wanted to preserve its look. Being a principal member of Uncommon Good, he was using the house to teach others how to go green. Instead of replacing the aging aluminum door, he decided to re-screen it.
This post shows the nine steps on how to replace the fiberglass screening on an aluminum screen door.
Step 1: Fig.1 shows the door has been removed, on the right side is the aluminum hinge with the pin inserted inside not to lose it. It is now ready for re-screening. Place the door on a clean dry surface, for example a cement driveway, to have a flat surface to work on., or use an asphalt driveway. The door must be placed screen towards the sky, and the metal decorations on the pavement, the channels must be in clear view to remove the spline from the screen channels.
|Fig.1 Door pin|
|Fig.2 Door and spline|
|Fig.3 Removing spline|
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the spline is guided into the metal door channel with the screen underneath it. Next use the screen tool to roll the spline into the metal channel.
|Fig.4 Screen tool|
|Fig.5 Door latch|
|Fig.6 Razor knife|
|Fig.8 Door spring|
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