Tried to install a secuirty screen door for a friend today and the
doorway was not true, plus there are a couple other problems... like
the house has vinyl siding and the molding for this butts up against
where the frame for the door has to be installed, making it too tight
to shut the door into the frame. I'll probably have to remove the
vinyl side molding, and trim the panels back, then reinstall the
molding... and put in the door frame.
Problem is, I have (1) one-way screw already installed in the frmae
that I need to get out. Do I have to grind the head off, or is there
some special tool I can buy to remove the screw?
Thanks for any help!
i would try to cut a groove into the head of the screw to accept a flat
blade screwdriver.. if its really big, how about a pair of vicegrips???
and then get some more one way screws or some larger bolts to go right
through the whole door frame.......
Thanks for the suggestion. In looking online I also found a bit that
supposedly removes one-way screws:
I called Home Depot and they say they carry these too. Guess I'll try
that out first.
Yow! Kenny, I looked at the link, and for the price they want ($25 - $30)
for the tool, I'd spend just a bit more and buy a Dremel tool with a cutoff
wheel, slice a new big slot in the head of the one-way screw, back it out
with your big screwdriver, and then you're left with a new, useful tool
rather than something you'd probably not use again.
Er, uh for anyone still interested in the original question, I'm
answering my own post here cause I bought a similar tool to the one
seen at this link (got it at Home Depot, made by isometric, NOT by
LARA [as seen in the link]) but it sucked. I couldn't get it to work
at all. Has an allen wrench adjustment, then you're supposed to be
able to use a good drill and apply lots of pressure and back it out,
but the thing wouldn't grip at all. Upon returning the bit the guy
said he hates selling them because almost no one can get them to work
-- that they have to be "set just right."
IAC I ended up having to ground off the head. Thanks for everyone's
Vice grips work well. We just took down my brothers "security" door for a
new one Two guys with vice grips had the hole thing down in under 5 minutes.
Neither of us is a tradesman any more. Hence the quotes on security...
See a respected US publication concerning the US/British use of vise/vice:
On 01/06/04 11:31 am Craven Morehead put fingers to keyboard and
launched the following message into cyberspace:<br>
Vise-Grip is correct as the trademarked name of the family of tools. To
my surprise though when I blew the dust of my OED I found that it
doesn't even define vise as a noun. Vice is the only spelling for the
noun pertaining to the generic tool.
Minnie Bannister wrote:
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