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Bunk Beds.....stripped screws


Posted by doug seibert on August 15th, 2002 04:56 PM
In reply to Bunk-bed problem by Jeremy on August 14th, 2002 06:53 PM [Go to top of thread]

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How did you do with the bed-screws?

Thin metal and cheap screws are probably the culprit.......along with the power screwdriver at the home store.........

What often happens is the 'cheapo' screw is manufactured with a slightly smaller diameter near the head..........When this void hits the thin-walled metal the screw spins in the hole......no grip!

Now if you can apply some pressure to the (underside of the) screw ......it 'thinks' it's attached to the metal and walks out of the hole as you turn it to remove.

How about replacing the parts..........DON'T use the old ones!!!!!!!!!
You have the hole in the upright that needs to 'hold' the fastener..........
And you have a clearance hole in the 'bracket' that the screw/bolt passes through........

If you get bigger screws to fit the oversize holes in the upright you may need to redrill the holes in the 'bracket' to let the new shank pass cleanly thru so it will tighten into the upright.........

For metal work the thinner the metal......... the finer the self-tapping threads should be........

Post again with results/requests.......doug

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