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SCREW INSIDE BATHTUB FAUCET IS CORRODED.HOW DO I GET HANDLE OFF AND PART OUT TO REPAIR

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Go to the hardware store and ask for a small set of EZ out bits.
Then you can use a small drill for a 1/4" Deep hole.
This will allow the Ez out bit to grab and you can extract the screw easily.

Tip: Make sure the drill is smaller than the thread portion of the screw you are trying to remove. Roughly HALF the size so you do not drill through the sides. Then after a 1/4" deep hole is made. Take the Ez-out that will fit this hole and tap it a few times into that 1/4" hole to seat. The other end of the ez-out you can use socket, pliers or cresent wrench on.

Alternative: Grab a small punch and make a groove on top of the screw.
You can then tap the top groove counter clockwise and the screw should begin to turn with each tap. Be warned this will often damage the screw badly. But the trick is getting the corroded screw out anyway. Right? :)

Good luck!

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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