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10-15-2012, 07:06 PM #27Professional Member
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- Richmond, VA
Kimball-Midwest Penetrating Oil. Smells like cherries, works like nothing you've ever seen. I blew up the front end in my old mud racing truck once, in the process of taking that apart, I had to remove the spindles. The first one I had to ram with a forklift to remove. The second one got a little spray of the Kimball-Midwest stuff, it came off with a couple light taps from a 16 ounce hammer. The stuff is magic in a can.
In this field, anything I've snapped off, I've just put another screw in right on top of it. I only do residential though.
10-15-2012, 07:43 PM #28
You guys are coming up with some awesome suggestions that I will add to my toolbox. Thanks! Keep it up! Maybe we can write a book on the finer points and nuances of removing broken stuff without pulling your hair out.Truth is still truth, even if no one believes it. A lie is still a lie, even if everyone believes it.
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10-15-2012, 09:46 PM #29
10-15-2012, 10:28 PM #30Professional Member
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10-15-2012, 10:41 PM #31
Every time I encounter a rusted bolt that I know is gonna be a ***** to remove I bust out the O/A. Heating AROUND the bolt until its just about cherry and IMMEDIATELY start trying to remove the bolt when the heat is taken away. I also make sure before I heat it up, that the wrench or w/e is going to fit perfectly snug on the head of the bolt.
If the bolt does brake or its a rusted stud like on a boiler header. I'll just go right to grinding it flat, drilling and tapping it.
I <3 my tap and die set.
Always use an oil too when drilling and tapping. When tapping, do one full turn and then back a half turn to break up the filings. When drilling, press down and drill slow. Just like a drill press.
10-15-2012, 10:45 PM #32