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Spring for Loose Window Screens

A home owner from Southington, CT says:
We have cheapo aluminum screens, and the slot where a leaf spring would go is slightly less than 3'16 in. What springs can we use, and please indictate how they would be installed. Thank you. Jim
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting! I'm sorry, but I'm a little confused about the length of the slot. Can you confirm? Do you mean to say it's 3/16", or 3-x/16"?

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A home owner from Southington, CT says:
Sorry about the confusion- my fault. The width of the slot along the outside of the frame is only 3/16" (actually a little less). This slot can be seen in the view on the left, just outside (to the left of) the turn clip. So a leaf spring at 1/4" wide would not go into the slot. Thanks for the quick response.
Jim
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Our 70-030 spring is 3/16" wide. Could that work? You may also want to look at our 70-193, which is 1/8" wide.
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