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Adjustment Dials

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We recently received a comment from one of our customers, saying that she was a bit baffled by the adjustment dials on our DIY fly screens so we thought we should probably explain exactly what they are for and how they work.

The adjustment dials can be found on either end of the retractable housing and are labelled lock adjustment and spring adjustment.

First up, we’ll take a look at the “lock adjustment” dial. This dial determines how far you can pull the mesh out of the housing. The mesh should only unroll far enough for you to close the screen. This will help to prevent it from blowing out or sagging. We usually set this dial for you in the factory.

Above: How to adjust the pull length and retract rate on your DIY fly screens.

Now onto the “spring adjustment” dial. This dial determines how quickly the mesh retracts back into the housing when you unlatch it. This is mostly about personal preference. On the lowest setting the mesh will snap back into the housing as quickly as possible, which can be useful for high traffic doorways and the like. However, most people prefer for the mesh to retract at a more gentle pace.

To set this dial simple turn it in the direction of the arrow marked “release” for faster retraction or in the direction of the “wind” arrow for slower, gentler retraction. The dials spins round quite a few times so if you don’t notice a difference at first, keep going – you probably haven’t turned it enough.

Hopefully, this has shed some light on these two dials and what they are for but if you’re still unsure, please feel free to get in touch through the live chat box in the bottom right hand corner or by emailing info@diyflyscreens.co.uk.

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