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    Default Tricks for removing a 30 y/o grate

    With stainless phillips screws .... any tricks of the trade be for i strip them , and throw shiat How does an impact screwdriver work
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    before you even start i like to soak them in somekind of penetrant oil for a couple day before i even start. besure that you have a new driver bit that fits the screws heads tightly. and lastly be prepared to bore them out. good luck.

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    An impact driver with a good tip fit to screw and a good size hammer! Turn the impact the direction to loosen while striking solid blows! If still in boat take your time because it will be flustrating! And as said lube them up good! WT


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    Weld a nut to the head of the screw and the heat will help the screw back out. Then you can put a socket on the nut.
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    Plan "A" Impact driver and Brass hammer Plan "B" Dewalt, protective goggles and carbide bits

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    12 pack and a bfh
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    Floor jack, large screw driver with square shaft to accept a wrench, and a torch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Plan "A" Impact driver and Brass hammer Plan "B" Dewalt, protective goggles and carbide bits
    plan c-- drop off at toms... for a plate , set back and some shims ... Plan d - rob a bank
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudPumper View Post
    Floor jack, large screw driver with square shaft to accept a wrench, and a torch.
    torch er hole saw
    " my carbon footprint is gonna kick your green ass"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky View Post
    With stainless phillips screws .... any tricks of the trade be for i strip them , and throw shiat How does an impact screwdriver work
    Start with the impact screw driver, preferrably a fresh sharp one. It that doesn't work be prepared to drill it out. kinda pain but you'll never have to worry about it again. When you replace them use socket head screws so you can use an allen wrench to get them out and use plenty of anti seize and back them out a few turns or take the grate completely out of the boat over the winter. I usually loosen and apply antiseize every trip out mostly because I'm using black oxide steel bolts that rust but they are the strongest for my application.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudPumper View Post
    Floor jack, large screw driver with square shaft to accept a wrench, and a torch.
    done it works great.
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    thanks guys
    " my carbon footprint is gonna kick your green ass"


    Quote Originally Posted by 396_Ways_To_Spit View Post
    WOWO!!!!! THat has to be the most beautiful crank that Ive ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    [/SIGPIC]

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