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Screen Tight

Model # BASE18

Internet # 100065822

Store SKU # 770636

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

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

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Model # BASE18

Internet # 100065822

Store SKU # 770636

Store SO SKU # 1000338177

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

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
0.25 
Product Height (in.) 
96 
Product Width (in.) 
1.5 
Details
Builders Hardware Product Type 
Screen Accessory 
Color 
Black 
Color Family 
Blacks 
Package quantity 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
5 Year Limited Waranty 

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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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May 28, 2014
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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September 3, 2014
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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 is the length of the 1 1/2 in screening system base strip?

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sanford, FL
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January 29, 2015
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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June 1, 2015
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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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Can you screen a succession of windows when the frame for the window is only 1.5 inches to put the base screen tight

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Lexington Ky
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August 17, 2014
It seems you cannot put two sides in the same track.
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June 1, 2015
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Each base has two tracks. I was able to use both tracks to avoid having to use two strips where we had multiple sections against each other.
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Yes, you can. We took out a wall, and left every other stud in place, leaving us stud edges (1.5 inches) every 32 inches on center. The double tracks on each side of the base strip hold the screen going that direction, and the cap covers the whole thing. It looks to be exactly what this was designed for.
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August 21, 2014
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Yes, they are designed to accept screen on both sides, specifically for multiple sections of screen. There are two sides on each base piece
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What screw should I use for installation of screen tight base?

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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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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 30 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product. Easy to use. Nice finished look. This is a review of both the 1.5" and 3.5" base pieces as well as the caps for both. Overall this was fairly easy to install. Depending on the sections of what sort of look you want to accomplish you can mix and match the various sizes as you can see from my pictures. They do need to have a black or dark bronze cap because I needed to paint mine (rustoleum spray cans worked great) to match the stain I plan to use on the pressure treated lumber. White is ok, but the grey, light brown, and beige are too similar. For some reason fixing the spline and the caps into the 3.5" base was a lot easier than it was for the 1.5" base. But not a huge negative. Used one of those mouse rollers which helped. Placing the screen mesh was daily easy as well, should be easy doing replacements. Use couple piece of masking tape to hang up the screen before putting the top spline. Overall a great product and a lot more appealing looking than your average builder's methods of screening things in. Depending on the size of your project go ahead and get their bucket of spline, makes thing a lot easier. May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by highly recommend it This stuff is great, ideal for mounting on 2 x 4 wood construction, easy to cut and mount April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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.) March 22, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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...! April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy, peasy Easy to use: cut, position, apply screen and cap. Best to use screws v. nails. Do not over tightem screws so that the plastic can expand and contract like vinyl siding. March 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good for a novice screen installer. My wife and I used this to replace the screens on our front porch. Neither one of us had ever done anything with screens before, so we were true novices. The Screen Tight base tracks were simple to install, though having a second drill would have been handy (to avoid having to switch between drill bit and driver bit). The screen and spline rolled into the tracks simply enough, though it did occasionally take some muscle to get it started. My only complaint (and the reason it didn't get 5 stars from me) is the caps. The video makes it look like you simply tap them into place with a rubber mallet, but it's much more difficult than that. Installing the caps (which I thought would be the easy part) was honestly the most frustrating part of the whole project. The other complaint I have is that, when looking from the side, you can still see the black base tracks under the white caps. Maybe I should have painted the sides of these before I installed the screens... Overall, I'm pretty happy with the way it looks. Screens are tight and look good. I'm also happy that screen repairs should be simple in the future...just pop the caps off, pull out the spline/screen, replace, and then put the caps back. June 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I'm lovin' this system This system is really as easy to use at it says, and our resulting porch looks very good and functions well. This is good for a DIY project. Pushing in the screen with the spline takes quite a bit of hand strength, and working high up on a ladder (if necessary for your project) can be a challenge, though. Hints on additional tools for this job: --Lath screws work well for attaching the base to wood framework--flat enough not to interfere with the trim and wide enough for good contact on either side of the pre-drilled holes. --To make the project go faster, it would be helpful to have 2 drills--one with a screwdriver bit and another with a drill bit to add a few holes for screws at the ends of cut strips. --A small, flat pry bar is handy to start pulling up sections of the trim. --A good quality anvil pruner cuts the base and trim well. Just be sure to straighten any little crushed sections of spline channel or the pieces of the trim that lock it to the base after cutting. --A pair of diagonal cutting pliers is good for cutting the spline and trimming it close after placement. --A spline roller with a blade on the back end would probably be more danger to the screen than it would be worth in convenience. Standard scissors work for fiberglass screen, anyway. October 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Screen tight Screen tight is an amazing product. Easy to install. July 15, 2014
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