how to remove a screw that won't turn


Postby ZenaJoh2003 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:19 pm

Afternoon, you'll have to excuse my rubbish phrasing, I don't do DIY and don't know the right names for anything so you'll have to bear with me!

I'm trying to remove a solid glass shower pane to replace it with a shower curtain rail. It's attached to the wall with 2 screws, one of which refuses to come out. It turns fine, but after about 5 minutes of turning without it moving, I figured it wasn't the screw that was turning, it was the plastic rawl plug turning, meaninf the screw isn't coming out at all.

I tried giving it a gentle tug to see if brute force might work, and about 6 tiles moved slightly away from the wall! I don't fancy retiling, any suggestions?
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Postby Steve the gas » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:58 am

Hi Zenaj,
If you have enough depth and your not gonna reuse the hole-simply tap the screw + plug into wall and fill hole.

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Postby ZenaJoh2003 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:07 am

and how do I get the glass shower pane off the wall???!
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Postby WazOz » Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:41 pm

[quote="ZenaJoh2003"]and how do I get the glass shower pane off the wall???![/quote] Hi, can be a pain to remove, best thing is drill it out, using a small metal drill bit, tape over the screw with masking tape to stop drill from slipping, make sure it is a strong metal drill bit and small enough to go into the screw, the screw will more than likely break which is ok, once the glass is off it would be easy to remove the remaining bits.
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Postby dbdunce » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:44 pm

[quote="ZenaJoh2003"]Afternoon, you'll have to excuse my rubbish phrasing, I don't do DIY and don't know the right names for anything so you'll have to bear with me!

I'm trying to remove a solid glass shower pane to replace it with a shower curtain rail. It's attached to the wall with 2 screws, one of which refuses to come out. It turns fine, but after about 5 minutes of turning without it moving, I figured it wasn't the screw that was turning, it was the plastic rawl plug turning, meaninf the screw isn't coming out at all.

I tried giving it a gentle tug to see if brute force might work, and about 6 tiles moved slightly away from the wall! I don't fancy retiling, any suggestions?[/quote]
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Postby dbdunce » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:47 pm

[quote="ZenaJoh2003"]Afternoon, you'll have to excuse my rubbish phrasing, I don't do DIY and don't know the right names for anything so you'll have to bear with me!

I'm trying to remove a solid glass shower pane to replace it with a shower curtain rail. It's attached to the wall with 2 screws, one of which refuses to come out. It turns fine, but after about 5 minutes of turning without it moving, I figured it wasn't the screw that was turning, it was the plastic rawl plug turning, meaninf the screw isn't coming out at all.

I tried giving it a gentle tug to see if brute force might work, and about 6 tiles moved slightly away from the wall! I don't fancy retiling, any suggestions?[/quote][quote] OK you have probably done it by now but if not you could grind down the screw head (not right down to the glass!) and then tap it inwards[/quote]
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