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Hole in tube

I was drilling a screw out of the bottom plate and accidently ran the bit into the bottom of the tube, now I havea leak. How can I repair this?

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  • mgrantham Jan 05, 2009

    Actually, I meant to type tub, not tube, so YES, I did drill a hole in the tub. Dumb, YES, I know. It's a small hole, about the diamater of a toothpick. I am going to use some aqua marine epoxy to try and fix it.



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Replace the tube ,i hoppe you did not drill in the body of the dishwasher ,but if so try PVC epoxy ,you ken get it in any plumbing supply store

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

  • arturjbober Jan 05, 2009

    epoxy ken fix almost anything good lack .Artur.



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How do you attach the feet to the sofa? Came without pre-drilled or tapped starter holes or a diagram.

Are you sure there are no existing holes? I have seen where they are actually covered by the material/felt that they staple to the bottom. On the other hand, if it doesn't have holes, try this. I will assume that the feet have a course type wood screw thread. Take a piece of cardboard and cut it to a 4" X 4" square, this should be enough to cover the corner of the sofa. (if not make it as big as needed) Locate the wood corner of the sofa and mark that area on the cardboard. Now you have a template for your feet. Given the center of the wood location on the cardboard, punch a hole through it. This is where you will have to hold the cardboard to the bottom and with a drill, mark a hole on the sofa. Repeat this for as many legs it has. Now judging what size screw the feet have is a matter of gauging it, like stick it into a straw, or next to a pencil. You want a drill bit smaller than the screw size. (15% smaller is good) When you drill the sofa wood, I suggest measuring the screw of the foot and mark the drill bit for that depth. (a small piece of masking tape around the bit will do fine- blue painters tape works better) Once you have drilled all required holes for the feet, proceed to screw them on. If they are a bit tight, or not going all the way in, use your drill bit and make minor adjustments to the depth or diameter of the drilled hole.

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Replace shower door


You did not mention any additional information about your problem except replacing shower door.However use basic hand tools to complete the job.

Try this following general steps :-
1. Remove the doors by lifting up on one door at a time and then pulling each out. The top of the door has rollers attached to it, and the rollers rest on the inside of the top rail of the frame. Set the doors aside.
2. With your drill, remove the two screws on each end of the top rail, located on the inside of the shower frame. Then lift off the top rail of the shower frame.
3. Use your box knife to cut the caulk on the side and bottom rails of the shower frame. Shower frames are caulked on the outside where they meet with the walls and floor of the shower.
4. Use your drill to remove the screws from the side rails. There will be two screws on each rail, securing it to the shower stall. Then, take the rails out. Remove the screws from the bottom rail and take it out.
5. Use your tape measure to measure the old side rails, top rail and bottom rail. With a pencil, mark the lengths on each new rail. Use your hacksaw to cut each rail. Hold a side rail in the exact location where the old rail was located. With your pencil, mark the screw holes on the shower wall. The new shower frame screw holes may not line up with the old shower frame screw holes. Use your drill and 3/16-inch drill bit to drill new holes if necessary. If the shower walls are ceramic, use the concrete drill bit. If the shower walls are fiberglass, use the multipurpose 3/16-inch drill bit.
6. Insert the 3/16-inch anchors into the holes that you drilled. Put the side rail into position and insert the screws into the holes. Use your drill and Phillips head drill bit to tighten the screws. Place the bottom rail into position and mark the holes. Drill new holes if necessary and install the anchors. Insert only one screw at the end where you installed the first side rail. Lift up the loose end of the bottom rail and slide the second side rail into place. Mark the holes. Remove the side rail and drill the new holes using the 3/16-inch drill bit. Insert the anchors and put the side rail back into place. Insert the screws and tighten with your drill using the Phillips head drill bit.
7. Set the top rail directly onto the side rails. In each end of the top rail, insert the two self-drilling screws until the top is secured to the sides. Insert the tube of clear caulk into the caulking gun. Cut the end off of the tube with your box knife. Caulk the side rails and the bottom rail to the shower walls on the outside of the shower. Re-hang the shower doors by lifting each door and placing the rollers on the inside of the top rail.
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The wheelchair is a manual invacare ser num.07ae002124. Four upholstry scerws broke in half with one half still stuck in the frame of the chair. Do I have to drill them out or can I just replace the hole...

This problem happens quite often with the upholstery screws for manual wheelchairs. The threaded screw goes into a riv-nut captivated on the tubular frame. The riv-nut is applied with a rivet like tool. The screws usually break off or get stuck in the riv-nut.
The more difficult repair when this happens is with an expensive and not readily available tool to replace the riv-nut after is is drilled out of the frame.
The easier and less expensive method involves the following:
Spray a large amount of WD-40 on the broken screw. Using a small drill bit that is smaller than the screw, drill the screw into the riv-nut in the forward direction. The downward force while you are drilling with the WD 40 will do all the work. Do not try to back out the screw with an easy out or extractor (harder, more expensive, requires specialized tools, may damage the rivnut). This usually does not work and involves the difficult rivnut replacement described above. By drilling forward into the riv-nut the screw will advance forward into the frame and drop into the tube. ( No need to fish out the broken piece).
If the threads are damaged in the riv-nut use a sheet metal screw, if the threads are intact use a 10-32 threaded screw. ( If you have a 10-32 tap use it to repair the threads that are damaged)
If after all this work the broken screw does not cooperate, you can use a drill bit slightly larger than the screw to drill it out and use a sheet metal screw in its place.
With 4 screws to practice on you will be a pro by the second screw.
The additional disclaimer for this repair is as follows:
If you can't get it to work with any of these methods your final trick is to drill all the way through the top and bottom of the tube. Run a 10-32 bolt through the washer, upholstery, and both sides of the tube and thread a nut on the end. Hope this helps.

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Required Tools:
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ii. Tighten with a wrench.

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