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Duct tape tilting window screen

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This project came out of a real necessity... That is the necessity to be able to open a tilting window to get some cross ventilation in, without letting in hoards of voracious mosquitos. Because this window tilts, rather than sliding up and down, a regular window screen wouldn't work.

The solution - the all mighty duct tape, a few thumb tacks, a bit of screen and a bit of ingenuity.

Here's how I did it:

Tools:
• Scissors
• Measuring tape
• Straight edge (or metal ruler)
• Pliers

Materials:
• Duct tape
• Thumb tacks
• Screen

 
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Step 1: Diagram

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The first step in this process was figuring out how to add a screen to a window that tilts. My solution was to make two screens - one for the top half and one for the bottom half, and attach one piece on the inside and one on the outside.

Above is a diagram my father-in-law made to better visualize this process. (Obrigado Moacyr!;-)

Step 2: Cut screen

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Of course before you do any cutting, measure, and then measure again, (then hopefully you'll only have to cut once;-), and of course better to leave a bit extra, and trim later.

Place the screen against the frame of your window, and then fold in half against the window. Mark your cut point with a piece of chalk or crayon.

When cutting your screen, you want to try to cut as straight as possible. This is where your straight edge or metal ruler comes in handy.
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