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Old 05-23-2011, 06:07 AM   #1
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Can someone point me in the right direction? I need to replace the screen in my forever door. It seems the door uses a special 25' Rigid Screen Spline.
I've found one place that sells this spline but they want to rape me on shipping.
Any ideas on where to get this stuff?

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Old 05-23-2011, 07:04 AM   #2
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Are you talking about the pieces that hold the screen assembly into the door?? Either way, Andersen/Forever would be the best source.

I have done a lot of Forever doors, and never paid attention to how the screen was installed in its' frame. I never noticed that it might be a special spline.

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Old 05-23-2011, 07:42 AM   #3
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I need about 20 ft. of 3/8 ridged spline. Swissco is the only online co. I could find that stocks it. The spline costs 15.00 and they want 12.00 shipping.
I think their shipping prices are ridiculous, and I told them that.
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Swissco online returned my mail and apologized for their high shipping prices. They said they know they are very high but have a contract with ups or something.
I can find the correct flat spline in lots of places, but have to buy in bulk, like 25 pieces.
I hope I don't have to cave in to Swissco. and pay their pirate shipping costs.
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12 bucks to not have to leave your chair seems reasonable to me. It cost me that in gas just to go to the grocery store and back.
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The cost is not in the weight, obviously, but truckers charge for space, and long packages cost more than small packages. If you can't find it elsewhere, is there a choice??
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It's not the price it's the principle. I don't think shipping space is an issue. I just can't stand when sellers fudge up shipping costs.
I'll probably pay up, but I at least tried.
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It's not the price it's the principle. I don't think shipping space is an issue. I just can't stand when sellers fudge up shipping costs.
I'll probably pay up, but I at least tried.
This stuff is so delicate. It's long and easily bent. I hope they pack it well.
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I'll bet they just roll it up, put it in a manilla folder and ship it.
It will cost them about $2.00.
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I'll bet they just roll it up, put it in a manilla folder and ship it.
It will cost them about $2.00.
Not the screen, the splines.
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Well I received the spline today ups from Swisco Inc.
Just like I figured. It came in a cardboard box. One pound. Inside the box is a roll of spline. Could have sent in an envelope.
Price= $ 14.85
shipping= $11.75
Tax= $1.86
Total= $28.46
I looked all over the internet. Had to buy elswhere in bulk. They had me over a barrel.
I hate to get ripped off. But I needed the spline. Oh well!
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Well I received the spline today ups from Swisco Inc.
Just like I figured. It came in a cardboard box. One pound. Inside the box is a roll of spline. Could have sent in an envelope.
Price= $ 14.85
shipping= $11.75
Tax= $1.86
Total= $28.46
I looked all over the internet. Had to buy elswhere in bulk. They had me over a barrel.
I hate to get ripped off. But I needed the spline. Oh well!
How did this get from, "a rigid spline" to a roll of spline? Why couldn't you have used generic spline?
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Apparently the "ridged" spline comes in a roll.
http://www.swisco.com/Rigid-Screen-S.../Spline/55-109
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Rigid, yet rollable. I guess the high shipping charge is a way to make their product seem more reasonably priced. But if they are the only game in town they sort of got ya.
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That's exactly what I've been trying to say Jim. I had to buy from Swisco because they were the only game in town. They rip off people with their high shipping.
I just hope that I have enlightened some other potential buyer to shop elsewhere.

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