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How can I Remove a Rusty, Cammed-out Screw?

Postby DIYDAVE09 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:42 am

I want to replace the waste-trap on my bath (due to a leak). The screw holding the metal cover that fits into the plug-hole in the bath is very rusty and has 'cammed-out'. Consequently, I am having difficulty getting the thing out. Anyone got any ideas how I can get this screw out? Thanks,
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Postby proptech » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:23 pm

Hi Dave

I wonder why it's not a brass screw, you would think someone would have had more sense than use a steel one. But that's not helping. The best thing I can suggest is to drill it out. Nice new drill bit, start with a small size in as near the centre of the screw as you can get, and increase drill size till you've removed the head.
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