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Old 05-13-2014, 09:06 PM   #1
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Solution for dogs messing up lower screen on TT door...

I have a medium sized dog and haven't taken her camping yet but plan to...I was looking at my lower screen and thinking she is either:
a: going to have her nose on it half the time
b: want to jump on it if she sees something
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I went to HD and looked for something to cover it yet still let air and light in. At first I was looking for regular screen door protectors...@$24 and would have to cut it up....to flimsy. Then I came across these fluorescent light covers...hmmmm. Strong enough, lets light and air through, and lightweight. Perfect! I cut over-sized (used a jigsaw with a fine blade) and and attached with 6 little velcro squares 3 top and 3 bottom. Looks pretty good and I think it will work pretty good. Nice thing is I can remove them if I need to. Hope this helps someone out that faces the same problem.
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That's a great idea. Thanks.
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I was looking for a solution. Thanks for posting.
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My pleasure folks...
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Great solution! Initially we had the dogs trying to bust through it since they didnt see the screen. We put some double sided magnets at their eye level so they could see the doo-never had the problem again. Similar to these http://www.screendoormagnet.com/#! From amazon.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:55 AM   #6
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Wow! That is a great idea and it comes just in time. We bought a new Cougar X-Lite25RET on Saturday and one of the comments we made to each other was that probably our dogs would be jumping and tearing the screen door. We have 4 Chihuahuas that get very excited when they see someone passing by (they expect new playmates!). I am going to show this to my husband and perhaps we can get what we need to remedy this problem. We won't be getting the TT for a couple of weeks but are really excited about hitting the road for some weekend trips and a couple of weeklong trips during the year!
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:31 PM   #7
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Great fernsma, hope it helps you out. Tried it last weekend and it worked just fine...
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:13 AM   #8
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Glad to know it worked out...we are definitely going to try it. Will let you know how we make out.
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:42 PM   #9
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Excellent idea. Thanks for posting a visual.
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Looks really nice.

What do you figure it cost you?
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We were looking at the Home Depot website and at Lowe's and we haven't seen those. What exactly were they called? Could you buy them separately from the light? We are leaving tomorrow evening and will pick up the TT on Saturday. We will pass by a Home Depot in Raleigh (there isn't one closer to us anymore) so we will see if we can find one there. Our first venture out with the dogs will be next weekend (trial run before we add the 10-yr. old grandson into the mix! LOL
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Fernsam I found oddly enough near the lumber section...here's the part number...
Lithonia Lighting 22 in. x 46.24 in. Clear Replacement Lenses for the #2GT440 T12 Troffer-L2GT A12 at The Home Depot. When you cut it use a fine tooth jig saw blade as the materialis quite brittle. Support the material well on a bench or something similar to keep it from vibrating and cut slowly. It only takes a few minutes....Good luck!
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Fernsam,

I found mine at Lowes in the suspended ceiling section (big display of about 6 styles of light diffusing panels). It was about $12.00, and I used a wire cutter pliers to cut it.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:35 PM   #14
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I used lex an from lowes. Take your measures and they do the cuts for free.
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