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I am so mad at myself!!! I used a screw with a weird head and now I have half way done and can't it the rest of the way in....

My flat head screwdriver keeps slipping off. I need either a larger wider flathead or I'm going to have to try to ply that screw out and use a screw with a Phillips head like I should have in the first place!!!

I don't know what kind of screw this is, it has like an allen-wrench opening and then a opening for a flat screwdriver...

I hate when I don't have the right tools to do something...and a power drill that is missing all most all the attachments

UGHHH...STUCK...NOT HAPPY!!!

 
Posts: 9636 | Location: california | Registered: Apr 01, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Can you get it out? Try turning it with a pair of pliers. PITA I know, but it's worth a try. You'll have to find a screw that's the same size or slightly larger.

I hate when that stuff happens.


Wanda
 
Posts: 4866 | Registered: Feb 12, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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When you go to the hardware store ask for a square drive screwdriver. For now, I would suggest you take it out with pliers and put another in with a phillips head. I know the feeling you have...Bummer! You could take the other screw (assuming there are two) with you to the hardware store and the clerk will tell you want you need.

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Posts: 1546 | Location: omaha, ne U.S.A. | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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EVERY house (NO EXCEPTIONS!) needs a Vice Grip in the tool drawer. Will lock around the head and you unscrew that pesky screw. Meanwhile, grab a cheap set of drill bits. I thought you were going to use bolts on your vanity (or are we on the wall?) Either way, you need to drill a small starter hole.
 
Posts: 1985 | Location: Northern New Jersey | Registered: Mar 23, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Been there. Next time you are in the hardware store, pick up a hex head. What saved me the last time I did this was the w o r x drill we bought at Christmas. Really handy tool with multiple bits.

ETA add w o r x to the trigger word list. Must be slang for something..

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Posts: 3367 | Registered: Aug 06, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I asked DH and he said to try a bigger Phillips head screwdriver. That screw is made to take either a Phillips or slotted screwdriver. You just need a bigger one than you've been using.


Cyndi
 
Posts: 4085 | Location: Boothwyn, PA | Registered: Aug 20, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Oldhouseluvr:
I asked DH and he said to try a bigger Phillips head screwdriver. That screw is made to take either a Phillips or slotted screwdriver. You just need a bigger one than you've been using.


Thanks houseluvr-I finally did get that darn screw in and have my TP holder up.
 
Posts: 9636 | Location: california | Registered: Apr 01, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yay! I hate it when stuff like that happens. Glad you were able to get it screwed in.


Cyndi
 
Posts: 4085 | Location: Boothwyn, PA | Registered: Aug 20, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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yay on getting it fixed!

and yes - every house needs some vice grips!!! A couple different sizes, too!


~~~becca~~~~


 
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