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Calendar:

TUE, OCT 3, 2017
Educational Meeting
Pasta Sauce Cook-Off and Potluck

SAT, OCT 28, 2017
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, NOV 7, 2017
Educational Meeting

SAT, NOV 25, 2017
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, DEC 5, 2017
Holiday Potluck and Club Elections


 

Window Screens
Courtesy of Cindy Welbourne

Window screens can make it possible to open the windows for better ventilation during warm weather while at the same time making it difficult for your flighted bird to go on an unauthorized outdoor adventure.

All the supplies you need should be available at your local home improvement store:

  • Metal casings
  • Spline
  • Corner pieces
  • Spline tool
  • Screening
  • Scissors
  • Utility knife
  • Metal cutting blade for power tools, or a hack saw
  • Tabs and tension springs (optional)

Be sure to choose the correct size spline and corner pieces, as there are several to choose from.

Start with cutting off the ends of the metal casings. They usually come smashed from being cut with metal cutters. You need the ends open fully to place in the corner pieces. Insert the corner pieces to your cut sides, top, and bottom. Insert material completely.

Place the tabs (optional) in the spline channel before inserting the screen and spline.

Cut your screening extra large. Lay screen on top of the frame, lay the spline on top of the screen above the channel and use the splining tool to push the screen and spline into the channel at the same time.

Use a utility knife to cut off the excess.

They also make springs that can be attached to the sides during the process of putting the corner together if your windows are not set up with a screen channel in the frames.

 

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