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Old 10-13-2011, 03:22 PM   #16
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Ron, I must be terribly unlucky, as I inveribly break the extractor off in the screw and the I'm in real deep trouble.
The extractor is made of hardened steel that is impossible to re-drill.
I would only us an extractor, when I have given up on removing the screw and don't care anymore, whether I hack it up, or not!
If I come accross a particularly tough screw, I hit it with PB Blaster and let it sit overnight before applying pressure to the screw. Stuff works on 50 year old car suspension parts.

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Old 10-13-2011, 10:54 PM   #17
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If I come accross a particularly tough screw, I hit it with PB Blaster and let it sit overnight before applying pressure to the screw. Stuff works on 50 year old car suspension parts.
I'm not familiar with this product. I wonder if its available in Canada?
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:21 AM   #18
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Personally, this is how I would do it. If you are just looking to clean the glass, get some stove glass cleaner from a store like Hearth and Home, or some place that sells stoves. Use scrapers, razors, paper towels etc.

If you are still bent on removing the glass, WD-40 or PB blaster first, wait a couple days. Vise grips as suggested, or what I will do it use a dremel to convert a phillips to a flat head if stripped using a carbide disc. Make some kind of notch to get it to screw out.

If that doesn't work, just be happy with the way the glass cleaner worked. If that doesn't work, drill and extract screws, re-cut threads. This seems like a lot of work though.

Last suggestion, just buy a new front for the fire place. May save you some aggrivation in the long run, unless you like the challenge.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:34 AM   #19
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I'm not familiar with this product. I wonder if its available in Canada?
Just go to the companies web site and put in your zipcode or postal code into the "store finder"
Around here it's found in Home Depot and automotive stores.
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Just go to the companies web site and put in your zipcode or postal code into the "store finder"
Around here it's found in Home Depot and automotive stores.
Thanks Ron, I will do so and see what come up?

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