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Moshe Gariani

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Mar 10, 2005
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What is the most elegant solution for removing this immovable object?
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narly101

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Feb 16, 2009
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WD40 for the flat head screw on the wood applied over a few days (if you have that time). Should budge the flat head. Can't see what's behind the top part so assuming that it's a flat head screw as well.
 

Moshe Gariani

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correct answer, thread closed

no workshop/garage is complete without an angle grinder . . . . I tought my lad to handle one when he was 10.

Edit . . . .theyre dirt cheap now and fine for occaisional jobs.

How would I use it in this case? Chop off spring and the screwed in plate will still be there?
 

Moshe Gariani

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Mar 10, 2005
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WD40 for the flat head screw on the wood applied over a few days (if you have that time). Should budge the flat head. Can't see what's behind the top part so assuming that it's a flat head screw as well.

They’re so rusty though the groove on the flat head has already spread/disintegrated...
 

MJsGhost

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Jun 26, 2009
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Looks good but don’t have.

Same answer to nitroglycerin...[emoji23]

Basic tools only at the moment.

Have you got something to snip through the spring to get that out of the way? Then something to grip or prise under the bracket to work it loose & then get a hacksaw at the screw?
 

Moshe Gariani

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Have you got something to snip through the spring to get that out of the way? Then something to grip or prise under the bracket to work it loose & then get a hacksaw at the screw?

Spring metal is thick.
Bracket is really tight into the wood.

I do have a junior hacksaw...
 


schmunk

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Jan 19, 2018
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Alternate suggestion - take the gate off its hinges and pull it really hard. Let's see what happens (at the very worst, film it and you'll get £250 from You've Been Framed)
 

Swansman

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Just go wild with the hammer. Hit the thing over and over again and if it doesnt work, hit the brick and wooden things it is attached to. It wont be pretty but "pretty" is very overrated and useless.
 

Moshe Gariani

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Could try drilling the screw out if your toolkit goes that far.

I have heard of “drilling a screw out” but never really understood it...

Do you literally just apply your drill forcefully in the hope of obliterating the stuck screw?
 

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