I have just had a new sash window made. The joiner forgot to put the pulleys in
so I bought some and asked my builders to put them in before they fitted it.
"Of course", they said, "It
would be pretty impossible afterwards".
Needless to say, the window is now plastered in place. Looks very nice...but no
pulleys. The pulleys need to go right at the top because the cord has to pass
above a non-opening side pane
to reach the weight boxes. I have just drilled some little slots to take niftly
little yachting type pulleys (27mm high * 11 mm wide) but I have run straight
into the big 3" screws that
hold the frame top onto the sides. Straight through the middle of all 4 slots.
Now one solution would be to get the builders back, get them to Kango-hammer all
the plaster off, remove the frame, unscrew the 4 screws and replaster everything.
What I'm wondering is whether I can avoid this somehow by cutting the screws
(having first put a few nails in elsewhere to hold things together). Would
something like a Rotozip, Dremel or
a small die grinder get in there and destroy the screws - or are these things
only any good for wood and plasterboard?
(and are they such a GOOD THING that it is worth buying one anyway just for the
fun of having it?).