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miamicuse 01-08-2013 09:27 PM

Best way to tighten the screws?
 
If I have a few screws when I drove into the wood they spins probably due to driver torque set too high now they can't be tightened.

Normally I would just use longer screws but in this case the wood is 1x and behind that is concrete block so I can't use longer screws unless I drill holes in the concrete.

Will inserting a toothpick work or do I need to patch wood filler into the screw holes let dry and try again?

joecaption 01-08-2013 09:36 PM

Tooth pick and a dab of wood glue.
Wood filler would never work.

r.mills 01-09-2013 02:19 AM

Could always use a drill bit and drill hole diameter larger, add wood glue and hammer in a dowel

md2lgyk 01-09-2013 06:29 AM

Can you not just move the screw a little bit? Or use a larger diameter screw? If not, I'd go with inserting a dowel.

miamicuse 01-09-2013 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by md2lgyk (Post 1089556)
Can you not just move the screw a little bit? Or use a larger diameter screw? If not, I'd go with inserting a dowel.

No. These are elbow outlets with brass ears at the end of copper pipes. I can move them but it would involve straining the pipe a little. Or I would have to remove many other straps for connecting valves, and shift the whole thing.

Also the brass fitting's "ears" have small size holes, can't use larger screws.

ddawg16 01-09-2013 10:04 PM

Toothpick may not be enough mass....chances are the wood is soft pine....if that's the case....go grab a chuck of 2x4 and using a knife, cut off a sliver from the long edge....you basically want to fill the hole with wood....if it sticks out....no problem...hammers work fine as an adjusting tool.....then, put in the screw.


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