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Steve Burke 02-13-2011 01:23 PM

Rusted, broken bathtub diverter screws
 
just tried to replace the bathtub diverter and both screws holding the level plate broke off. There is just a little stub of a rusted screw left. Any idea how to extract the screws or is there someother idea?

the_man 02-13-2011 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Steve Burke (Post 590370)
just tried to replace the bathtub diverter and both screws holding the level plate broke off. There is just a little stub of a rusted screw left. Any idea how to extract the screws or is there someother idea?

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if you can, post a pic so we have an idea of what you're talking about and give the best advice possible :thumbsup:

AllanJ 02-13-2011 06:06 PM

You could try using some Liquid Wrench, waiting a day, and twisting the remains of the screw out with pliers. More likely you would have to drill the screws out and retap the holes in the flanges.

Mike Swearingen 02-14-2011 12:58 PM

I have a little kit with two sets of different size screw extractors in it. Costs about $19.95 off the TV, but I bet you could get them at any big box.
The kit has the two sizes with two screw extractor pieces each. One drills a concave hole in the broken off end of the screw, and the other bites into it with the drill in reverse and backs it out neat as a pin. Works sort of like a pipe Easy-Out, but way smaller.
Good luck!
Mike

Steeler99 02-14-2011 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by the_man (Post 590399)
picture = 1000 words

your post = 39 words
therefore
your post = .039 pictures :laughing:

if you can, post a pic so we have an idea of what you're talking about and give the best advice possible :thumbsup:


Um, for the record, that is awesome....hahaha, very well put..I can't believe ya counted the words!!

NitroNate 02-14-2011 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike Swearingen (Post 591061)
I have a little kit with two sets of different size screw extractors in it. Costs about $19.95 off the TV, but I bet you could get them at any big box.
The kit has the two sizes with two screw extractor pieces each. One drills a concave hole in the broken off end of the screw, and the other bites into it with the drill in reverse and backs it out neat as a pin. Works sort of like a pipe Easy-Out, but way smaller.
Good luck!
Mike

you mean like this? i have a set too and they are cheap and can certainly come in handy.

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Steve Burke 02-15-2011 10:00 AM

Thanks to you all! Tried the extractor but it broke in the hole. Ended up using a Dremel with an abrassive disk to flatten the screws, and extractor against the brass overflow flange. Then drilled and retapped 1/4-20. Works well now.


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