Screen #spline keeps coming out

by David
(Boston)

I have a sliding screen door whose nylon screen has started coming out twice now. I repaired it in the past just by reinserting the spline. Was that a mistake to reuse the old spline? Is there another spline that would work better than what's currently there (round serrated vinyl 0.155 in)?


Thanks for your help!

Hi David;

Sounds like the spline is too small.

You could try going a little larger diameter perhaps even .175 diameter.

I like using the polyfoam spline because its easier to roll in and make a nice tight locked down connection with the cloth.

The vinyl spline has to be exactly the right size. Its not as tolerant as polyfoam when it comes to different sizes of spline channels.

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