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Old 08-25-2009, 11:33 AM   #1
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new sceen door...

I want to know if someone got the new version...side to side retractable sceen door.......how you like it.? I got a comparable old style aluminium......very durable and fast to opened.....I want to hear some comment....
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:55 PM   #2
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Re: new sceen door...

I like the new screen door on our 19'. It gets a lot of use and is performing well. Occassionally the top plastic bar comes apart but it is easy to reassemble. The latching mechanism takes some getting used to as it doesn't seem to catch all the time. Other than that, it's great.
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Old 08-25-2009, 02:49 PM   #3
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Re: new sceen door...

Does it seal well at the top and the bottom......
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Old 08-25-2009, 02:59 PM   #4
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Re: new sceen door...

Yes...a perfect seal top to bottom and side to side. Those mosquitos can't get in.
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Old 08-25-2009, 03:47 PM   #5
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Re: new sceen door...

The only drawback for us is the invisibility. I was going to spray paint a decorative design (via stencil) in a silver glitter paint...it still is on my to do list. Meantime for about the third time, (I'm a slow learner), I ran into it and knocked from the track both the rail gizmo at the bottom and the screen! It was easily fixed, but disconcerting nonetheless. I will be sure to do it before our next outing.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:16 PM   #6
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Re: new sceen door...

The screen door works great, out of the way, and it seals nice. Like Al said, the latching mechanism is different and takes some getting used to, but adding a handle, inside and out, helps to hold on to it a bit better, and allows the latch to work more easily. These handle are very inexpensive from Lowe's or Home Depot.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:38 AM   #7
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Re: new sceen door...

the handle is a exellent idea.
HockieEscape....do you have a picture of the bottom and the top of the door.....

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Old 08-27-2009, 07:51 PM   #8
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Re: new sceen door...

When your dog tries to jump through the closed screen door, the track can get discombobulated. If you have not examined it carefully, you will need to wait for daylight to put it to rights. Some of the Lego bits get upside-down. Easy to put back in place. Once you have it reassembled, you will need to open and close the door a bunch of times to get things working smoothly again.

I do recommend that you look closely at how the lower track rolls out of the door. It is very clever.
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:47 PM   #9
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Re: new sceen door...

Yep Ron, my dog tried to go through it once, and I had to piece it together. I had thought it might be toast as he really nailed it. But, it went back together just fine.
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:13 PM   #10
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Re: new sceen door...

Hi: Sandra L... Why not use a needle and some yarn to weave a design into the screen mesh Put one low down in the door too, "For Dogs eyes only". Maybe a red/white "STOP" sign but not a "Fire Hydrant" Alf
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