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replacing letterplate

Postby jantyannie » Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:08 pm

I'm wanting to fit a larger letter plate to my front door but I am having difficulty removing the old one.

The back of the threaded studs on the existing plate have been fixed with a square nut sunk in to the woodwork of the door painted over several times and now seems to have rusted in place and won't unscrew.

Any suggestions for removing it?
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Postby wack » Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:34 pm

Tap a centre mark on the end of the threaded studs with a centre punch or a large nail. Using a small drill bit, drill down the centre of the studs to the nuts. Using a drill bit slightly larger than the threaded studs drill down the small hole you have previously drilled until you have drilled through the nuts. Place a small screw driver or a large nail into the holes and gently tap with a hammer, this should remove the letterplate. To remove the nuts, place a small screw driver in the holes on the outside of the door and gently tap out the nuts.
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