07:12AM | 09/15/07
Member Since: 09/14/07
2 lifetime posts
Hello Everyone:

I am trying to repair a cover for the bath tub over flow. The screw that holds the cover on is broken off and I don’t think I can get it out with an easy out. It is short to grab with a pair of vice grips. I would have to tear down a wall to replace the overflow tube and really would like not to do that. Is there another way to hold it in place? I have tried using bath tub cocking, but it keeps falling off after a couple of hours.

Any Ideas?




08:30AM | 09/15/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
Why don't you think that an easyout would work.

I would look at using a Grabit bit. It is a 2 ended bit. One end is a "reamer" for making a small hole. The other end is similar to an easyout, but much steeper angled.

The are both left hand threaded. Used one recently to get an a screw with a damaged head.

Really worked well.

Lowes has them.


02:40PM | 09/15/07
Member Since: 09/14/07
2 lifetime posts
Hey Bill:

I am going to try the easy out, the screw is really jagged from where it had broken off. I used a dremal to smooth it down, I will let you know how it works out.


Art W.


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