The electrician fitted the Schuko socket but put the live to the left.
Not that it matters, but I decided it would be a good idea to modify
it. However, the terminal screw broke as I was tightening it (I don't
think I'll be buying MK again). By chance, I have a replacement
screw. Is there a recognised way of getting the broken screw out?
use a small enough drill to fit between the threads and the recalcitrant
screw can usually be got out. If it snapped when you tried to unscrew it,
it would seem thatb it was overtighted by the original installer. The
don't sell insulated torque screwdrivers for no reason.
from KT24 in Surrey, England
"I'd rather die of exhaustion than die of boredom" Thomas Carlyle
Regrettably it was on the way in, so my fault. I thought it was
protruding more than the others so I tried to tighten it a bit more.
That said, it is solidly in now so perhaps I would just leave it be.
Dental burr in dremmel or die grinder can be controlled to drill screw
or at least make centre for drill then make easy out by grinding a
square taper to a point on hard steel.
Anything is possible with DIY
You drill with an smaller drill to remove the central plug of the
screw then ideally use an extractor tool which is reverse threaded
so as you screw into it, it tightens and undoes the screw (or bolt).
Thats the theory any way ...
Thanks. There may be an argument for leaving well alone given it is
solid but it offends my sense of neatness.
Has MK quality declined? This assembly seems very flimsy. The last
plug I fitted was fiddly with a heavy cable. Even the last socket
seemed a bit flimsy.
This particular device is a niche item and came from Malaysia. Is the
Malaysian quality as good or am I getting more of a 'budget' product?
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