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Old 11-05-2017, 06:04 PM   #21
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Important and screws that get loose we put a small amount of epoxy on and screw them back in. Never (usually) a problem again.

Over the years in different units probably done this with 30 to 40 loose screws.

Curtin rods, doors, drawers, etc etc.

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Old 11-05-2017, 07:40 PM   #22
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Important and screws that get loose we put a small amount of epoxy on and screw them back in. Never (usually) a problem again.

Over the years in different units probably done this with 30 to 40 loose screws.

Curtin rods, doors, drawers, etc etc.

M-Bob
With the epoxy can you get the screw back out if you ever need to?
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:05 PM   #23
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remove broken screw

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One diy would be to use a Dremel and put a groove in the broken screws so they can be removed with a flat head screwdriver.
Ditto: This is the way I would try to remove broken screws.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:08 PM   #24
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With the epoxy can you get the screw back out if you ever need to?
Yes, quick twist and breaks loose.

Try it and I think you will be very pleased.

Do a test screw -- remove it next day.

Some of those holes on our trailer stripped right out -- little epoxy -- still holding.

Lock Tight or JB Weld -- like fast setting.

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Old 11-05-2017, 08:46 PM   #25
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Yes, quick twist and breaks loose.

Try it and I think you will be very pleased.

Do a test screw -- remove it next day.

Some of those holes on our trailer stripped right out -- little epoxy -- still holding.

Lock Tight or JB Weld -- like fast setting.

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Lock Tite BLUE, NOT red
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:52 PM   #26
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There is more than 1 way. 1st Lowes or HD will have a bit that goes in the drill and will bite what is left to remove what is left. Some call it an Easy Out. Last resort is to drill them out. That may require tapping for a larger screw. Once removed go Fastenal and get enough stronger screws made in the US to replace all of them. Imported fasteners rarely have the same strength even with the same rating.
The guy is in Newfoundland Canada and American made items made not be available. However some good Canadian invented Robertson screws would work just fine.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:05 AM   #27
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Lock Tite BLUE, NOT red

No no no

You are talking about Loctite that can be used on metal screws screwed into metal such as car engines I do believe.

I am talking about Loctite two-part epoxy which mixed together can be used on Metals glass would excetera excetera.

JB Weld quick dry two part epoxy


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Old 11-06-2017, 01:48 PM   #28
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Screws didn't pull out they snapped off. I wonder about the ice... already mentioned. Flat head wood screws aren't the right screw for the job. I don't think where its screwed to, you can get to the backside.
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:27 AM   #29
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Thanks! We actually already left St. Johnís and are back in Corner Brook. It came in and then went back out with minimal fuss except for the damage to the floor. The broken screws and dislodged mount are the big concerns.


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