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January 1, 2013 8:01 AM Subscribe
How do you get a stripped screw outta a rusted thing?
posted by angrycat to grab bag (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am late to the game in figuring out how simple things work, so forgive the stupidity. I have, on my wheelchair, a screw um screwed into something called a castor bolt that acts as an axle for one of my front wheels.
I went to replace my front wheels yesterday and found this situation -- I'd swap out the castor bolt with a spare, but because I am an IDIOT I failed to make sure I have spare screws around. I have two screws: one refuses to come out of the castor bolt, the other I got out but will only -- um -- rescrew a few millimeters back into the castor bolt.
This will get sorted with new parts in a few days or so when I order spare parts (tomorrow); howevs, I would like to function better until then -- a little nervous about going out and about right now.
Thank you, and boy do I wish I had taken shop class instead of home ec in middle schools.