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Old 07-07-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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Hands Free Magnetic Screen Door

Bought one of those "As Seen On TV" screen doors with the magnets at Family Dollar for $15 on Friday. Have a slight problem with it. The length was a tad too long. My door opening is 79" high and the screen is 82-1/2" (says 83"). But that's not the problem. The magnets are attracted to the steel door and the steel entry steps! Otherwise it works okay. I do need to get a long roll of velco to attach it to the door framework rather than the short strips. When I do that (this winter when the bugs are less thick), I will shorten the screen door by putting a hem in it with a few weights (even a light breeze blows it inward then the bottom magnets stick to the steel step risers) and tailor it to fit better. The magnets REALLY like the steel door.
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Re: Hands Free Magnetic Screen Door

I ordered a couple of those online. After two plus months of non-shipment, I requested, and received a refund. Maybe that was for the best. From what you say, Lorna, maybe a DIY magnetic bus screen door is the way to go.
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$15 From Family Dollar!!! It's on the shelf with their other "As Seen On TV" stuff. Yes I do like a bargain and it was cheaper than the ones at Wal-Mart or Home Depot. $5 is $5.
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