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Old 06-14-2015, 11:22 AM   #1
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This is above my refridgerator. The bracket on the left stripped and came off. It was putting pressure on the right bracket due to the hydraulic arm so I just took down the whole thing.

What's the best way to repair this? Can I fill the holes with something and just reattach?


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Old 06-14-2015, 11:24 AM   #2
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Old 06-14-2015, 11:38 AM   #3
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Why not just put in 4 new screws (2 per side of course) that are a slightly larger diameter and be done with it? If you're concerned about them pulling out at a later date, simply put a small dap of glue on the threads before screwing them into the "wood".
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Old 06-14-2015, 11:49 AM   #4
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You can fill the holes with some wood glue and small slivers of wood or tooth picks, Let it set up and reinstall the screws. Do not use a self tappping screw when going into wood. They are not made for wood, only metal.
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Old 06-14-2015, 11:57 AM   #5
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For added strength, drill a 3rd hole in the hinge and go back with 3 screws.
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Use wooden golf tees (not plastic) place in hole with glue and lightly tap on them with hammer. Allow to dry then cut them off flush and re-drill holes. Problem solved.
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Squirt wood glue in the holes and shove 3 or 4 toothpicks in each hole, break them off and install the door immediately. Don't wait until the glue dries, by installing immediately, the 4 screws will be somewhat locked in place.
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Use wooden golf tees (not plastic) place in hole with glue and lightly tap on them with hammer. Allow to dry then cut them off flush and re-drill holes. Problem solved.
Yep. X2. Is is a great way to fix stripped holes in wood. Works great.
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Squirt wood glue in the holes and shove 3 or 4 toothpicks in each hole, break them off and install the door immediately. Don't wait until the glue dries, by installing immediately, the 4 screws will be somewhat locked in place.
Tend to go with OC's method. Quick ,easy, use wood slivers or matchsticks if no wood toothpics and the glue will set screw and fillers
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Squirt wood glue in the holes and shove 3 or 4 toothpicks in each hole, break them off and install the door immediately. Don't wait until the glue dries, by installing immediately, the 4 screws will be somewhat locked in place.
Yes use OC 's method but first squirt some water in the damaged holes and soak the tooth picks then stick them in the Gorilla Glue before sticking them the hole and breaking them off or cut them off with a knife. Gorilla glue bonds to metal and will bond to the screws. the water soaks in to the wood and the gorilla glue seeks out moisture that will make it penetrate the wood in the frame work better. Wood workers trick when restoring any screws that has been striped out.
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