Having started to clean the outside of my CI bath for repainting, the
amount of muck around the feet and the fact they were slack lead me
into trying take them off. The first bolt came off OK but the other
three are rusted such that the heads are turning and they will require
to be cut off. The one that did come off shows the bolt to have a
special shape - anyone know anything about the history of these, if
they are standard and if these are available anywhere?
Neither heat nor mechanical hammering is sensible considering this is
CI and is enamelled. There are thread type nut splitters on the
market which I could use but the bolt heads have rusted such that they
are turning so need replacing anyway. If the worst comes to the worst
I'll have to make them from scratch but they're still making CI baths
so the bolts may well still be available in some shape or other.
Yes, you said that in your original psot. It can be done, it
just depends on whether you are ham-fisted or not. Use a small
hot flame (like from my Turbo propane torch) - shield the
bath shell. Use a club hammer as support as in my post. It's OK.
Ah. Your OP led me to believe that you were trying to
preserve the bolts - so just cut them off & ask a simpler
question such as "Where can I get this sort of bolt?"!
What sort of special shape are they, anyway?
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