Originally Posted by Benito Joaquin
I've taken apart many screens and worked on fixing many tab tensioned screens and never really thought about it until now....it would be pretty easy to create your own tab tensioned system.
The problem is that there are too many unanswered questions to be able to do this safely. The scary part would have to be cutting the screen. Most non tab tensioned screens are cut straight down on the side. With tab tensioned, the cuts are bowed in towards the image -----> ) ( <-------
to make it work, that cut is necessary. tabs and the cord aren't too difficult, neither is attaching the cord to the tube.
I'll see if i can get my hands on a non tensioned screen and see if i can make it work. Seems like a fun project.
Thanks for taking the time to reply..appreciate it !
I been searching the forum for last couple of hours
DIY tension .
It seems the threads I did find it was the tension part that
was the most troublesome but this was for an entire DIY
screen not an already made electric non tension screen.
Yes after looking at some tension screens on youtube I noticed
that bow cut. This one isn't a bow cut (See Youtube Link ) and just
has the tabs with some kind of wire . There would be enough space on the sides of
non tension screen for tabs to be attached and still be abled to roll back up.
I was also thinking when attaching the tabs they could be staggered (Different Lengths )
to create that bow curve. Kind of like attaching the tabs in a C
shape on the
right side and do a backwards C
on the left side....Without the extreme curve of theC
I'm just stuck on what type of wire is being used and how it's attached to the roll up rod....You have any idea ?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXKtiPaseII&NR=1