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screw removal issues

10 years 3 months ago #29442 by keltonsports
Replied by keltonsports on topic screw removal issues
You can also place a wide rubber band on the screw and then try a larger screwdriver.  This may give you enough grip to loosen the screw.

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10 years 3 months ago #29436 by ADOGG80
Replied by ADOGG80 on topic screw removal issues
Sounds like my stand for my 135. Homemade and ridiculously overbuilt. The guy who made it used 4 by 4's and framed around them. Atleast I know it's solid. I replaced alot of screws on the stand when I got it. They were stripped also. Try drilling a small hole in the head of the screw and then try the extractor. With the small hole the extractor may get a better grip on the screw. On some of the screws I had to use a power drill and drill out the entire screw.

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10 years 3 months ago #29435 by whetfish
Replied by whetfish on topic screw removal issues

The garbage men won't take it?


It's a 7' x 3' x 2.5' stand.  It's overbuilt and really heavy.

Ok, 2 potential problems here

1... is it the head of the screw that is stripped?
if so your best bet will be a sawzall with a fine bi-metal blade to slip in between the pieces you wish to take apart and then just cut the screw

2... head of screw is fine but threads in the wood are striped not allowing screw to come out
if this is the case as you are unscrewing the screw try to pry the 2 parts apart till the thread regrabs a portion of the wood to come out

if #1 and 2 are not possible then go with a BFH! ;D


It's problem one.  But why won't my screw extractor bite into the screw?  Could it being cold affect anything?  The stand is in basically an unheated garage. . . . Probably going to rent a sawzall and cut screws.  That's probably the quickest way to take the stand apart.

come get soem fish and borrow my saw for free.

Something is growing on the stand?  Like mold / mildew?  Use KILZ.

 

What kinda saw?  Is it a sawzall or circular type?

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10 years 3 months ago #29434 by mikeg2929
Replied by mikeg2929 on topic screw removal issues
come get soem fish and borrow my saw for free.

Something is growing on the stand?  Like mold / mildew?  Use KILZ.

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10 years 3 months ago #29430 by Kegger22
Replied by Kegger22 on topic screw removal issues
Ok, 2 potential problems here

1... is it the head of the screw that is stripped?
if so your best bet will be a sawzall with a fine bi-metal blade to slip in between the pieces you wish to take apart and then just cut the screw

2... head of screw is fine but threads in the wood are striped not allowing screw to come out
if this is the case as you are unscrewing the screw try to pry the 2 parts apart till the thread regrabs a portion of the wood to come out

if #1 and 2 are not possible then go with a BFH! ;D

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10 years 3 months ago #29429 by ADOGG80
Replied by ADOGG80 on topic screw removal issues
Why do you need to disassemble? The garbage men won't take it? You can always rent a circular saw or sawzall for about 15-20 bucks. Don't know what area you are in but Buttrey Rental will have anything you will need at a decent price. Hope this helps.

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10 years 3 months ago #29428 by whetfish
I've got a massive tank stand that I am not going to use because it's got something growing on it and I don't want to risk a fishtastrophee.  The problem I am running into is stripped screws.  I googled how to remove the screws, got a screw extractor and i can't get it to work.  What am I doing wrong? or what is potentially going wrong?  If I had a circular saw I'd have just sawed this POS apart and been done with it.

DIY disassemble.

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