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by Ron Hazelton on June 14, 2014 in News
by Ron Hazelton on June 05, 2014 in News
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Brilliant Tips.. Thanks a lot.
Thanks for tip! Great for the door hinge. Took me five minutes and worked great!
Thanks for the advice!
Holy mac!! This guy was spot on...I used the one with anchors...it took Minutes....Thank you!!!
thanks. helps alot
I've been wrestling with the entry door to our garage for yrs, swapping out the screws for larger ones and even fabricating new holes, the anchor idea escaped me for some reason - duh. You're a treasure to moderately handy people. THANK YOU!!!
I've always wondered how to fix hinges with worn-out holes. Never thought about the anchors. Thanks!
Never thought of using bondo. Great idea!
Since when is WD-40 a "lubricant"? Admitted that is sometimes does the job, but WD stands for "water displacer". Nowhere on the package does it say that it lubricates.
I've always found that wooden match sticks driven in with a hammer to completely fill the hole works better than toothpicks as match sticks are a softer wood. I usually need to create a starter hole with an ice pick.
Sometimes, instead of toothpicks You can use pieces of copper wire, i.e. thresholds, the wire won't rot.
Thanks, Ron. You are this woman's fix-it idea man. You keep giving me great hints. Thanks again.
I just removed an old toilet. To remove the water after shutting off the supply I flushed and used a grouting sponge to dry out the tank. It fit flat, sidewise and on end. Then I took the pail of water and dumped it in the bowl and it flushed half to two thirds of that water out. Just used the sponge to dry the bowl. I wore latex gloves even though it was clean water flushing. The real dirty part was removing the wax gasket. The grouting sponge also worked great removing the footprint of the old bowl.
Thanks for these good ideas for stripped out screw holes in wood.
Big help to me.
Retired Roofing Contractor
Instead of using the Bondo, you can glue a piece of wood dowel into the hole then drill a new hole and screw the lag screw back in. This works very well.
very good./.good advice
Thanks again Ron. I knew the one with the tooth piick & I've heard of the filler but never try it.
Neat fix Ron. Learned something new with the filler fix. Thought I knew all the ways to fix a stripped thread hole.Keep the tips coming.
This new information was very timely - It made fixing my door hinge a breeze! Thank you!
Thank you Ron, great ideas; I have used the tooth pick idea before and it does work very well, the only difference is that I add a couple drops of Elmer's Glue to the tooth picks before I insert them in the hole.
Thanks for the stripped screw solution. I have drawers that r made out of particleboard. How can I rebuild a part that has broken away? The slider has broken away taking some of the drawer with it. Thanks for your help..Deana Hovey.
Thanks, great solutions to stripped out screw holes, Sandy K. Piwowarczyk
The one thing you didn't mention was trying to prevent the initial stripping by being careful not to have your drill on too fast and strip the hole in soft wood, my usual problem. Thanks for the tips.
Thank you for the auto body filler idea. I would have glued in a wooden dowl then put the leg bolt back in.
Thank you Ron. Great ideas, I now ccan fix door hinges on two of my doors .
I use glued dowel rod to fix stripped screws
Thank you again Ron, you always have some great solutions to little aggrevating problems.
if you have a sheet metal screw which is stripped or for which the hole is a bit too large, just put a piece of weed trimmer line into the hole and then drive the screw. the plastic line will make a perfect hole
nice Tip Ron. Thanks
Great video, thanks. Now how about one for fixing stripped threaded holes in metal?
Ron- what about threaded inserts? There are some that would screw into a drilled out hole that have internal threads . Granted, most are made for straight threads like bolts, maybe there are some for metal and wood screws (if not, new product idea).
Golf tees are in my bag for fixing holes. Also cut parts of shims & fill the hole.
bloody brilliant.....my carpenter charged me $75.00 to do this, took him 10 minutes.....next time he is fired!
great idea fixed my cabinet door Thanks