Hi, when I roll my “what was pretty expensive” aluminium flyscreen into the channel, as I push in the spline the flyscreen splits. I’ve tried gentle, hard etc. any ideas? Thank you so much
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Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @brendan23. It's great to have you join us and many thanks for your question.
I'm sorry to hear you are having issues installing your new flyscreen.
I believe this issue has to do with the thickness of the spline that is being used or the screen being stretched too tightly. Splines come in a variety of thickness including 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.7mm and 6.0mm. If you are installing new spline then you will need to measure the gap on the frame. For fibreglass or aluminium screen you would normally select a spline that is the same width as the gap on the frame. If you already have a spline that is the same width as the gap and the aluminium screen is ripping, I would suggest going one size smaller with the spline.
At what point does it start to tear? At any time you push the spline in or only when the screen is under tension and you are almost complete?
Mitchell that’s great advice thank you
it’s the final hard roll if you like on the spline creating the final tension
from what you said a smaller spline may be the answer
ill try that
thank you so much
Please let us know how you go. If you continue to have problems I would be more than happy to contact the manufacturer after the weekend to discuss the issue.
gap is about 7mm
spline appears to be 5mm
bunnings online appears to only go down to 4.5mm
will that be enough LESS than the 5mm
If you currently have 5mm spline then I would go with the 4.5mm spline. Also, try not to have the wire tight before putting the spline in. It is the act of pushing the spline down that creates tension on the screen.
Let us know how you go.
As a follow-up, I have made contact with the Cyclone technical assistance team to discuss the issue. They would like to contact you to ensure the product is not from a faulty batch.
I'll contact you via private message to get further details from you.