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Old 05-07-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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Custom Screens on 1/4 round windows

Anyone have an ideas for putting screen on the windows I would like like to be able to leave them open without the mosquitoes. My bus has the small sliding 1/4 panel at the top of each window pretty much the standard. please share any ideas you may have or solutions you tried thanks
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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You want functionality or bling?

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Old 05-07-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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Re: Screens on windows

all you have to do is to buy the screen window kits that include the frame, screen, etc and assemble your own and screw them on the outside of the entire window.. they are cheap, and essentially that is how the really old campers had them.
all you do to assemble one is cut to length the metal, and insert the corner pieces, etc...
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:39 PM   #4
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Re: Screens on windows

I did mine a bit different based on past experiences. My screens are on the inside of the window and are hinged to tip down from the top. I have to tip the screens open in order to open/close the window. But I also don't have to worry about losing a screen while going down the road or them getting damaged. Also they stay cleaner over the winter since they are inside. It was a personal decision that most folks think is strange. But it works for us. And that's all that counts.

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Old 05-08-2012, 10:16 AM   #5
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Re: Screens on windows

I am in the process of making screens for 4 of my windows. I'm using the standard bronze aluminum frames, but in the 1" width so the screen won't distort them. The screens are the Solar Shade type that cut down on heat dramatically and very tough stuff. The frames are easy to work with, especially with the snap in plastic corners. My windows all have a space at the top that the 5/16th thickness of the frames fits snugly into and I will add two, small screws at the bottom of each to keep them in place. Mine are on the outside so I can open & close the windows easily. Will try and get a few pix, but it will be a couple of weeks out.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:26 AM   #6
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Solved: Screens on windows New Pics!

Okay after much thought I managed to come up with this and did all 10 of the windows on my bus application is easy the first window took about 15 mins to figure out a plan then after that about 5 mins per window.
The screen is on the inside so when the windows are closed for travel mode they will be protected.

I used 1/2 foam backer rod $3
screen frame kit with spline $10
fiberglass screen $7

I cut the screen frame to fit into the channel snugly to run vertical between top and bottom channel
then cut the screen larger than the window
jammed the screen in place using the 1/2 foam backer rod as a spline in the channel around the upper curve and a piece along the bottom
then used the spline that came with the frame kit to secure the screen into the vertical screen frame
then trimmed off all the excess screen.


Jabbing the backer rod into the channel to hold the screen

picture below the excess screen is ready to be trimmed off

Finished!
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Re: Screens on windows

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This is genius at work. Of course, I'm stealing this idea before you patent it.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:33 PM   #9
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Re: Screens on windows

Thanks guys glad you like, hope it works for you I was thinkin' of drilling a hole thru the channel and screen frame and putting a rivet thru the 2 but things are pretty snug there that would probably be overkill so maybe a dab of crazy glue top and bottom.

** Oh and I forgot to mention on the back side of the screen frame i stuck on 3/16 X 1/2 foam insulation tape runs the length of it leaving it short 1/2 inch on each end this takes up the space between the screen frame and the glass so mosquitoes cant crawl in there.
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Re: Custom Screens on 1/4 round windows

Neat. I really mean "neat" as in a clean install. I'm glad I put our screens inside since I've noticed several screens in the park were damaged in the recent hail storm. I have decided, since David wants vinyl mini blinds, to flip my screens over so they are hinged at the top rather than the bottom. Another upside to the screens being inside, they don't get so dusty since I close up the windows in the dust storms. We have a lot of dust storms here.

Try a drop or two of that EU6000. I think that would work better than crazy glue and can be removed when you need to rescreen.
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