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Old 09-02-2013, 06:06 PM   #1
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Door threshold repair

Have a typical exterior door threshold that looks like this.

I only want to replace the wood strip that is screwed on there, without taking the whole threshold out. The problem is, those screws are locked solid. I put some WD40 on the screw heads and let it soak, but I really don't think it's penetrating down to the level it needs to.

I have pried off that back piece of trim, and can cut through the screws through that slot if necessary, with a metal sawzall blade, but normally those screws go into tapped metal holes, and I won't be able to replace the strip with a new one and screw it back in.

Any ideas?


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Old 09-03-2013, 10:14 AM   #2
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use an easy out/ bolt extractor... You can also get some PB blaster in there and it will work better than wd40. Both can be found at a hardware or auto store.


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