Model # BASE18

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Screen Tight 1-1/2 in. Porch Screening System Base Strip
0731677150001

Screen Tight

1-1/2 in. Porch Screening System Base Strip

  • Low maintenance vinyl designed to withstand the elements
  • Highly rated for quality and value (see reviews)
  • Recommended for use with round screen spline
$3.75 /each

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This Screen Tight 1-1/2 in. Porch Screening System Base Strip features durable, window-grade vinyl that offers a low-maintenance solution for screening your porch. The vinyl is resistant to UV rays and doesn't need painting. The strip is easy to install and replace.

  • Used in this screen tight screening system
  • Low-maintenance window-grade vinyl construction
  • 1-1/2 in. width x 96 in. length
  • UV-resistant
  • Black color
  • Never needs painting
  • No rusty nails and staples or sagging screens
  • Easy to install, repair and replace
  • Perfect for 2 in. x 4 in. or 4 in. x 4 in. porch frame construction
  • Pre-punched slots on 8 in. centers
  • Recommended round screen spline is 11/64 (.175 in.) for fiberglass screening and 5/32 in. (.160 in.) for aluminum screening. Flat, or square spline will not work with this system
  • 5-Year limited warranty

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can the 3 1/2 base be used with the 1 1/2 base where they butt together ?

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manteo, NC
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I need to use 3 1/2 verticles and 1 1/2 horizontals.
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Chapel Hill, NC
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October 7, 2014
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Yes, we did just that. Used 3 1/2 inch on upright posts, 1 1/2 inch on horizontals. We butted them to each other. I think it will show up in the image attached.
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That will work just fine. I had one 3.5 in vertical, and all the rest of my horizontals and verticals were 1.5 in. It comes together nicely and looks great.
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August 21, 2014
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yes
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Orange, Ca.
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May 29, 2014
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Hi Hawkman, I have contacted Screen Tight to get you an answer.
Screen Tight stated you can use both the 3 1/2 vertical base with the 1 1/2 horizontal base.
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What screw should I use for installation of screen tight base?

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Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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I used #10x1inch
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August 21, 2014
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I used a 3/4" deck screw or drywall screw, remember not to tighten too much, the pvc needs space to expand and contract because of different temperature variations, if the plastic starts to bend as you tighten, it's too tight. It is best to use every hole on the base to prevent bowing.
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California, USA
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August 13, 2013
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The video says 1" wood screws. That is what I used and it worked very well.
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Georgetown, SC
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July 24, 2013
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Hello!
You should use 1" wood or sheet rock screws. Head to our website via the link below to view videos and PDF's on installation. Contact me at customerservice@screentight.com with additional questions.
Thank you for thinking of Screen Tight!
http://www.screentight.com/prod-screen-tight-installation.shtml
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is the tight screen base 18 available in white???

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3 colors, brown, white and I believe grey
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no, not the base.
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Georgetown, SC
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No, the Model Number BASE18 isn't available in white, it is only available in black. Once the white or other colored cap is snapped onto the base you won't be able to see it at all.
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May 6, 2013
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Hi Charlie
The base is black to match the screen. No, white is not available. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
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What is the length of the 1 1/2 in screening system base strip?

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What is the length of the 1 1/2 in screening system base strip?
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East Coast, USA
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August 25, 2015
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8 feet
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They come in 8 ft sections, as do the caps.
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January 30, 2015
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The base in both width's only comes in 8' long.
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1-1/2 in. Porch Screening System Base Strip is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A lot harder to install then expected Most of the reviews were favorable on this product so I thought I would give it a try. I went and bought all the stuff I needed. Everything went well up to the point of installing the screen. This is a two person job. It is very hard to get the spline in the chanel while trying to keep everything straight. Once you get you finally get the screen on and put the caps on the finished product is just not that great. I feel for the difference in cost the old fashion way would have been better. Hope this helps someone who is considering this product.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed reviews for this product. This review is for the 1.5" base and white cap. I purchased in July, 2016 to screen in my front porch. The track was screwed to the pvc frames. Easy to install. Then came the aluminum screening. This was NOT easy to install. The aluminum would not bed very well. In one section I used fiberglass and it installed much easier. Then installing the cap. A true pain to get started but once started it installed ok. The manufacturer recommends using a rubber mallet. I tried but had to resort to a hammer and had to have a neighbor push from the opposite site to keep the pvc from bouncing. Then, as you install the cap, it slides down. Once installed it looks nice but I'm not overly impressed by this product. I would recommend with a lot of reservations.
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good system The only instructions we had were to go to youtube and watch a video. There were no instructions that came with the product and Home Depot didn't have a link on their site either. We inset our screens a bit and didn't think to allow for the space needed for the cap but the track went up easily. We installed the track on separate 2x2's inside the deck posts (we have a walkout basement and this was installed on the lower deck) and we ended up removing the top one to install the screening because it was difficult to roll the screen in While working overhead. We were able to re-install the 2x2 and carry on with the installation. One thing we did was to pre-roll the screen into the groove before putting in the spline. It made it much easier to keep the screening straight.
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1-1/2 inch porch screening strip I had a hard time finding this product in Canada. I was told it was in Canadian Homedepot stores, not true. Purchased it in the States. Easiest installation of screens ever. Very easy to fix a mistake. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Defective batch of 1.5 inch caps?? We decided to rescreen our back porch using this product since the videos and reviews were so positive. We had previously screened our porch using staples and wood... so this system looked like an easy project. The 1.5 and 3.5 base strips was super easy to install, screening material once installed was beautiful, 3.5 " caps snapped right onto the basestrip material. Then, we tried to install the 1.5" caps onto the 1.5" base. After three hours my husband and I went from screening to screaming! We pinched, shoved, hammered, twisted but the 1.5 inch cap would not "snap onto" the base. We called the manufacturer and spoke with the most helpful Stephen...his response being "well, it should work..." Finally, we abandoned the project and returned the unused screen tight material to Lowes. On a hunch, we went to the local Home Depot and discovered that the same screen tight material EASILY snaps together by hand. The original 1.5 base and cap we purchase would not snap together. We purchased additional material from Home Depot to finish the project...went together like a dream and looks great. This being said, if you plan to use this product be sure base and caps snap together easily in the store before trying to install at home. We were actually out about $25 trying to cut, recut, hammer, mallet, pinch, ect the defective caps into place. Our new favorite saying..."it should work...!
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Porch Screening System Base Strip This product is very easy to install and I plan to redo all of my porches with this product.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Screeen tight base This is part of the "Screen Tight Porch screening system". All of the product worked well, and I was pleased with the result. I installed the product (base, screen, and cap) about a week ago. I used 1" large head screws in the slots provided in the base and it attached very easily. We have strong winds at our house, and so far the screen has not come loose. I have about a 5 ft. wide and 5 ft. high screen span, and the fiberglass screen has held tight thus far. The rubber spline seemed to be very tight so I expect it will hold well. The cap is a little difficult to install in tight places, it is a very snug fit into the base, but I expect it will not come loose. My only complaint is the color of the cap, I ordered Brown, but at best it is a tan color. (It is the color I saw on my computer screen, but I expected the cap to be darker, and that the computer color was not as dark as the actual product.)
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to use, highly recommend I was able to install the tracks on my own - my 8 yr old daughter helped hold up the track a couple times on the longer lengths so I could pre drill and put in the screws. I used a fiberglass screen and was able to install it by myself and get a tight finish. I love how it turned out. To cut the tracks to fit, I measured and then scored them with an exacto knife and could then bend them to snap off the excess. I didn't see how to trim the lengths in the video or instructions, but maybe I just missed them. There were also a couple times that one of the pre done screw holes wasn't near enough to the end so I put a screw straight through the track into the wood and that worked great. I highly recommend this product!
Date published: 2013-08-13
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