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How do you remove stripped screws from the sheet metal of an old kiln? What should you replace the screws with?

To remove screws that spin inside the screw hole, you might try placing pressure on the screw as you rotate it counter-clockwise. Lift up on the switch box to apply pressure as you turn the screw.

Replace the screws with larger ones. The standard is 1/4 hex-head with #8 threads. You might try 1/4 hex-head with #10 threads. The handiest tool to use is an inexpensive 1/4" nut driver, which is like a screwdriver except that the head is a hexagon socket.



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