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Need to remove a solid rusted screw from bathroom tile.Need to keep it in tact as new shower riser fits existed screw holes.Tried wd40 and a hammer to try and loose.No good,Stuck tight

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You are in a spot of bother and any thing you try may end in disaster
rust breaks it's hold if one of the components is heated and then cooled quickly
in the process any wd-40 will penetrate in the expanded threads area and help in releasing the thread
so it it is possible try heating the screw with a butane pencil torch and then quenching it with cold water
you can buy heat resisting gel to place around the screw to protect the tiles from bypass flame from a quality tool supplier or welding supplies store
it may be expensive BUT it may be the answer you want

Posted on Dec 18, 2016

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    Beverley Shaw Dec 18, 2016

    Thanx,will give it a try.

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