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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Homesteading. (Note that this BB is part of a four-part choose your own adventure called Little List. You must complete four Badge Bits in the Little List.)

In this Badge Bit, you will repair a window screen.



Some articles on window screen repair:
  - How to Repair a Window Screen
  - Three Ways to Repair a Tear in a Window Screen
  - How to Repair a Torn Window Screen








To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - you must repair a damaged window screen

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a picture of the broken window screen
   - a picture of the materials you're using for the repair
   - a picture of the repair in progress
   - a picture of the completed window screen repair
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Here is my submission for the Homesteading - Sand - Little List - Repair a Window Screen Yarn BB.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
  - a picture of the broken window screen
  - a picture of the materials you're using for the repair
  - a picture of the repair in progress
  - a picture of the completed window screen repair

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Damaged Window Screen before removing from window - damaged in lower left corner
Damaged Window Screen before removing from window - damaged in lower left corner
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Damaged window screen and materials
Damaged window screen and materials
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using convex roller to put screen material in chanel
using convex roller to put screen material in chanel
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using concave roller to install spline material
using concave roller to install spline material
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repaired screen - need to trim screen material
repaired screen - need to trim screen material
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reinstalled
reinstalled
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jordan barton approved this submission.
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Along with your homestead air badge!

 
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I broke into my basement a couple summers ago because I was locked out and ripped apart a screen to do so. This is me repairing the screen. I didn't have a spline tool so I ended up using a metal bracket roughly the width of the spline. It wasn't as bad as I thought, but took a few different tries with various things before figuring out the bracket was the best tool. Saved the rest of the materials for future screen repairs.
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Materials
Materials
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Window screen frame
Window screen frame
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Repair in progress
Repair in progress
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Progress #2
Progress #2
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Finito
Finito
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Note: good problem solving

 
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Would a simple repair such as this one count to the BB? With time and constan heat cycles the screen has wiggled its way out but is in otherwise good condition!
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Loose is all
Loose is all
 
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This tiny window screen for my she shed is broken. I think a bird has been breaking in and pooping on the floor at nights! So here I go, replacing the screen. I pulled out the rubber, cut a new screen, pushed the rubber back in with this tiny crowbar, and trimmed it to size. It fits wonderfully! Now I can leave the window open with no noisy burglers
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broken screen and tools used
broken screen and tools used
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cutting a replacement
cutting a replacement
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replacing the rubber stuff
replacing the rubber stuff
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now to trim it
now to trim it
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back in the window
back in the window
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Casie Becker approved this submission.
Note: I don't know why, but I love the tiny crow bar

 
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When i bought the patio door, the deliver it on the grass. Bad luck that day, the cow of the neighbor get ou and walked on it! They didn't break the glass but did tear the screen. Never repaired it in 5 years. BB is a good motivation for that this summer!
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Tear in the screen
Tear in the screen
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Materials and tools
Materials and tools
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Mid-progress
Mid-progress
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Good job!, finished !
Good job!, finished !
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echo minarosa approved this submission.
Note: BB requirements met. Verified complete.

 
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Finally replaced a screen, now that it's getting hot. Let's see ya squirm through THIS, GMO mosquitoes!

 - a picture of the broken window screen
 - a picture of the materials you're using for the repair
 - a picture of the repair in progress
 - a picture of the completed window screen repair
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BEFORE: Hole ridden screem
BEFORE: Hole ridden screem
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Tools for repair
Tools for repair
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Repair in progress. That spline was writhing like a snake, I swear! 🐍
Repair in progress. That spline was writhing like a snake, I swear! 🐍
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AFTER: Screen repaired.
AFTER: Screen repaired.
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Repaired Screen back in its original spot
Repaired Screen back in its original spot
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Raphaël Blais approved this submission.
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It isn't quite time to put in the window screens, but not too long. I figured I should patch up the holes before the bugs got in. I used my newly acquired darning skills (Thank you textile badge) to fix the spot I found. I think it work pretty well!
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Hole needing mending
Hole needing mending
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Needles and thread
Needles and thread
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In progress
In progress
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Almost done
Almost done
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Mended
Mended
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Someone flagged this submission as an edge case.
BBV price: 0
Note: Nice mend!  Installation required. Please add photo and it will be complete.

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Paul Fookes approved this submission.
Note: I certify this BB complete. Please check BB requirements before submission to ensure you get certification first time around.

 
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Here is the screen installed. Installing did not appear to be on the list of requirements, so it might need to be updated if that is something wanted
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Screen installed photograph to complete BB above

 
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This screen was in much need of repair. Bent up with a good-sized hole. I used a razor blade to cut off the excess, but it didn't end up in a pic. My bad.
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I am developing a journal of my BBs so that I have a book of my SkIP Journey.  Below is my journal and pictures required for the BB.
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Journal with BB requirements
Journal with BB requirements
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Pictures as proof of completion
Pictures as proof of completion
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Note: I certify this badge bit complete.

 
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