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Old 05-09-2014, 04:48 PM   #1
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Screen Won't Come Off


i have to repair a broken window screen, but i have no idea how the frame comes off the window. help?




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Pull up on the black handle and the screen will slide up a little so you can then push out the bottom and remove it. The top is probably got some dirt in it and is tight, so after pulling a little on the black handle, it may be helpful to use a screwdriver near the corners to lever the screen up. Don't rest the screwdriver on anything delicate when you use it as a lever.

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At one time there was two of those plastic tabs to pull up on. One broke off as they all will at some time.
SPS has the right idea.
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Some of my window screens have both tabs, some don't. Those plastic tabs get brittle over time. Even with both tabs intact, I find it easier to remove the screen by placing my fingers up against the top of the Aluminum screen frame and pushing up.

If that's a double hush sash window, both sashes have to be swung out. Once you partially push up the screen frame, you can pull it out completely from the top.
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i broke a metal latch piece on the end of the center bar of the screen frame. where can i find a replacement latch piece?

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Call a local glass shop. They usually have the parts and pieces to remake standard screens.
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is it a full or 1/2 screen? most 1/2 screens push to the side to remove

ah too late..already did it i see..

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is it a full or 1/2 screen? most 1/2 screens push to the side to remove

ah too late..already did it i see..
tom, it's a full screen. buy no-see-ums screen by new york at menards. i thought it would be too dark with the tighter mesh, but it's almost clear.

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