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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?
 

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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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