The 25mm aluminium flyscreen frame material that Bunnings sell has a width of 11mm. (The side that goes in the channel around the window). The channel is 11mm wide on the ouside mesurements. The inside has a ridge making it approx 10.5 mm wide. So the flyscreen width is too wide and won't fit. Is there a tool to adjust the frame aluminium down approx .5 mm. I have given it a small tap with a rubber mallet and this makes it fit. Not the ideal solution..any Ideas..thank you.
Just to clarify, you are saying that your flyscreen frames don't fit in your window frames? I was going to suggest you check out the how to replace flyscreen mesh tutorial on the Bunnings website but I don't think that will help. Can I ask why you don't think the tap with the rubber mallet is the ideal solution?
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I went to Bunnings this morning and measured some of the aluminium frame they had in store (Australind. W.A.) The plain aluminium width is 10.45mm and the color bond (Powder coated) is 11mm. Came home and measured the channel once again and its 10mm. So the plain aluminium is the closest. Note that the original flyscreen is only 10mm (measured on other windows).
When I say tap with a rubber mallet, I'm actually tapping down from 11mm to 10mm to make it fit in the channel around the window. It bends the alumininium, and I don't see this as being an ideal solution. Thanks for your reply
there are 2 ways you could go. you can make a wedge from a bit of timber and used that with a hammer to bend the window frame out to make the 11mm flyscreen frame fit.
the second is go to a window manifacture and get them to either make you new fryscreens out of 9mm metal or get them to order in the 9mm metal and you make them yourself. the 9mm flyscreen section can be a bit pricey though.
hope that helps.
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