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Old 12-16-2020, 12:59 PM   #1
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Not built for fulltiming

Regardless...I do live in my Scamp 13’ full-time park hosting and boondocking and love its coziness and footloose and free lifestyle. No spring chicken either and prob won’t go back until they have to commit me. Anyway, as a full timer I do wear things out a bit and fix immediately. Any ideas about how to replace or fix my accordion style screen door? The screen is coming loose from the top frame. Thnx
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Old 12-17-2020, 06:36 PM   #2
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I had one of those; wasn't the screen material sandwiched in between the aluminum frame on each side of the door?

Would a bead of hotmelt glue or possibly a clear non silicone caulk work ? The tricky part would be getting a nice uniform bead along the frame.
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Old 12-17-2020, 09:31 PM   #3
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If you mean the old-style bi-fold screen door, it’s a standard aluminum frame with screen material held in a groove with a lock strip. You might be able to remove a little bit more of the lock strip, stretch it back into position, and press the lock strip back in place without removing the door. An extra pair of hands would be very helpful.

Failing that, you’ll have to remove the whole door. I think you have to take apart some of the wood frame at the top to get the roller track loose, but I can’t remember for sure without looking at it. Mine is out of pocket at the moment.

If you mean the newer Plisse sliding screen, I haven’t a clue. The manufacturer might be able to help, though between the pandemic and the holidays, I don’t know what their customer service department is like.
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Old 12-18-2020, 07:43 AM   #4
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Check these out
https://www.amazon.com/magic-mesh-sc...sh+screen+door
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If posting a picture would help.
Home Depot and others probably carry what you need [possibly spline tool and new spline. Spline come in a variety of size.) Easy job careful.
Most larger glass shop will repair screens. There are a few screen shops in large cities.
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“Spline”... yes, that’s what I meant in my earlier post, not “lock strip.” I’m glad you mentioned the tool. I’ve done it with other things in a pinch, but the tool helps keep even pressure for a neat job.
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You do need to be careful to keep the tool vertical or leant away from the screen to keep from cutting the material. There are cheap tools made of plastic which will work fine for a couple of repairs.
If your going to try doing it in place you'll may need someone backing up the frame with a piece flat wood, ect., to keep from damaging the frame depending on how tight the pline fits.
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Have replaced screen with door in place

I have the bi-fold door and have twice over the years replaced the screen with the door in place. Just go slow and don't pull the screen material too taunt or you will end up with a nice little gap between the 2 frames.

Guess who'll find that??Lol
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