Stuck Decking screw

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Old 08-09-15, 06:33 AM
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Stuck Decking screw

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I have decking that has been in for 4/5 yes. Tried to get I/2 of the planks up but the brass Phillips screws are well and truly wedged in. The heads are in tact but no movement. At all. Is there anything you can do to loosen the screws ?
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I'm surprised that brass screws were used. Can you get a hold of the head with vise grips? otherwise I'd drill the head off.
 
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Welcome to the forums! Are you sure they are brass?? I would find it odd that brass would be used for deck installation. Are the screw heads turning? Are you using an impact driver (best)? Brass is soft and may cam out when you try to remove them.
 
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When we laid the decking all the advice was use screw to facilitate access at a later time. The screws are brass coloured wether they are brass is another story.
Was hoping that their was a little known trick you could use to loosed the screw without causing undue damage. Really appreciate your contribution. Looks as if i'l need to administer one of your responses. Thanks again....
 
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As I said, use an impact driver with good solid pressure on the bit, straight into the screw will help get it out. With phillips heads, you will run into cammed out heads more often than not, and you may even break a few, requiring you to pull the board along with the screw still attached.
 
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