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    Shower Screen Screw - Brugnetti Simona - STUCK!

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    Hi Guys, i recently acquired a Brugnetti Simona from a friend for a case of beer. Its proving to be a great deal in his favour as Im having severe issues trying to remove the shower screen on the machine. I recently de-scaled the machine (potentially for the first time in the machines life, and need to clean the shower screen and replace the group head gasket.
    Its a small flathead screw driver sized screw and Im worried that the screw has rusted into the machine.
    Does anyone have any tricks to removing these screws?
    Ive read that they should never have been screwed in so tightly but I feel this poor machine has lived a tough tough life.
    ANY suggestions would be welcomed. Ive tried to twist the screw out, but Im worried if I try any harder to turn, Ill thread the screw!
    Thanks in advance for ANY suggestions!!
    Cheers,


    Mick

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    Re: Shower Screen Screw - Brugnetti Simona - STUCK!

    Quote Originally Posted by 083B343D3B5A0 link=1278325806/0#0 date=1278325806
    ts a small flathead screw driver sized screw and Im worried that the screw has rusted into the machine.
    Does anyone have any tricks to removing these screws?
    Ensure it is warm first...

    1: Use care :-*

    2: Impact driver with teh correct fitting driver blade

    OR

    After all else has failed..

    3: Use direct Heat and then an impact driver

    4: Use a burr and grind teh head off... Then ya may be able to get a vice grip on to the remaining bit of teh stud (do not damage teh shower screen)

    5: Drill and easy outs

    6: Other

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    Re: Shower Screen Screw - Brugnetti Simona - STUCK!

    give it a blast with wd-40 as well......

    turn it upside down to soak it bit

    your going to clean anyway wd-40 tastes ok.....

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    Re: Shower Screen Screw - Brugnetti Simona - STUCK!

    Quote Originally Posted by 4549404D4D44280 link=1278325806/2#2 date=1278327295
    turn it upside down to soak it bit
    Be aware... Things move and water can escape from all sorts of places...

    Am aware of more than a few that do not ever work quite teh same after being up ended..


    Just an advisory note of caution...



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