Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Silky Screens

The rollers on our screen doors were just as bad as on the glass ones, so my Dad helped me refurbish them on a recent visit.
The first challenge was getting the rollers out.  After some head scratching, we figured out the correct 43 step process to get them out safely.  After removing them, reinstallation was easy.  We actually reused the old rollers, but we flipped them.  The top rollers switched to the bottom and the bottom went to the top.
The rustier roller was on the bottom.
Before reinstalling the rollers, I repacked all the bearings with fresh grease.  This made even the rusty bottom rollers spin like new.

Once everything was back in place, the doors slid like new.  Another very satisfying project.

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