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Old 08-30-2015, 08:33 PM   #281
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Old 08-31-2015, 04:00 PM   #282
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As usual, some pretty nifty ideas.
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Old 08-31-2015, 04:01 PM   #283
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Old 08-31-2015, 04:44 PM   #284
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That's a good thing - more time to get out there !
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:53 PM   #285
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Jim,

Did you drill through the screen door to mount those handles?

I did the same installation on my previous 17, and was told I was lucky not to have hit any of the mechanism that retracts the screen, which apparently runs up the inside frame. For that reason I've been kind of skittish about doing this mod on the 19.

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Old 09-01-2015, 03:00 PM   #286
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I drilled the holes really close to the outside edge, in fact the handle straddles the lock and I did not encounter any inside issues.
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:01 PM   #287
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Jim,

Did you drill through the screen door to mount those handles?

I did the same installation on my previous 17, and was told I was lucky not to have hit any of the mechanism that retracts the screen, which apparently runs up the inside frame. For that reason I've been kind of skittish about doing this mod on the 19.

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Don't know what Jim did, but I know that when I did the same "screen door handle" mod on my 19', I drilled through the string tying the little plastic zipper together at the bottom of the door. Little did I know that the zipper rides up the side of the door when it is opened. Took a couple hours to disassemble, replace the string, and reassemble the door again. Was a win-win experience, the door now works perfectly and I also have a working knowledge of how it goes together.
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:39 PM   #288
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Don't know what Jim did, but I know that when I did the same "screen door handle" mod on my 19', I drilled through the string tying the little plastic zipper together at the bottom of the door. Little did I know that the zipper rides up the side of the door when it is opened. Took a couple hours to disassemble, replace the string, and reassemble the door again. Was a win-win experience, the door now works perfectly and I also have a working knowledge of how it goes together.
You're not alone I was lucky though, didn't cut the cord but the bolt touched the mechanism and it wouldn't work smoothly. Close call. Moved it a bit and now it works fine. So much easier to use the screen door when it has a proper handle.

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Old 09-01-2015, 03:56 PM   #289
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I found no issue with sliding the door open or closed with the knobs that came with it. I wonder if they changed the design?
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No nobs on the current versions....
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