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Old 06-16-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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Baby Proofing Screen Door

Now that little man is walking, my screen door was a big worry. We like to leave it open almost all of the time but didn't want to worry about him falling out. I read a solution on rv.net's forums and tried it out- open the slider in the screen and flip the grab handle over the door.

About a half hour after we first set it up, grandpa watched little man reach up for the circle, open the door and was stopped by the arm.

Success.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:44 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing. Simple, yet effective! We are close to being in the same boat. DW wants plexiglass on it too. Too many mods, not enough $$$
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:56 PM   #3
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Looks like a good and useful tip!
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Great idea! We also put a grill on the lower part of the door to prevent our dogs from going through the screen. This might help little kids from falling into the door and going through it too. Not sure if it could happen but just throwing it out there.
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Old fashioned but these work also.
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Thanks for sharing. Simple, yet effective! We are close to being in the same boat. DW wants plexiglass on it too. Too many mods, not enough $$$
We cut plexiglass to fit the outside frame of the lower section of the screen, and attached it with stick-back Velcro. That way, we can remove it when we want, but it holds tight and rides there while we travel. Granted, we're not trying to keep a toddler in - just trying to keep the little white dog from tearing up the screen (again) - but it works well for that, and the cost was about $30 to do both doors.
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I have some worries about dude falling thru the door. It seems if there is a way of getting hurt, he's going to find it. Pretty much just need to keep a mop and bucket around to clean up the blood spills...
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:58 PM   #8
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Camping World has a full guard that mounts on the bottom half of the door which prevents damage to the screen without blocking air flow. I think mine cost $40 and it took 20 minutes to install. it looks much like a residential screen door with it installed. Add a latch and it's complete.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:20 PM   #9
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Baby Proofing Screen Door

Now that you've stopped the door from opening.
You'll want to stop the screen from being pushed out.

The grid is a florescent light defuser cut to fit into screen opening on outside of door.

The top piece of aluminum is angle attached with small screws upward into door. Defuser slides in behind angle.


Bottom is aluminum flat bar put on with stainless screws an cap nuts.







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Old fashioned but these work also.
Might need to do that. He figured out how to open the door and bang it open/closed jail house style...
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