Screw protruding from bathroom sink cabinet


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Old 02-23-20, 01:35 PM
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Screw protruding from bathroom sink cabinet

Hello guys. Spent lots of time under bathroom sink trying to reconnect pipes and "speed" drain connect. But body weight against hinge for extended period of time and hinge came loose. Originally screw wasn't working. So decided to get longer screw. But, alas, screw was too long and jutted out from side of cabinet. This video shows issue:

https://youtu.be/JU0Tw2_MViw

How can I beautify this and make it safer w/o too much time and effort? Do not want to reinstall hinge. Could I somehow shave the protruding screw end off and paint over it? Any easy and inexpensive suggestions would be great. Don't want to overthink/overdo this job.
 
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If you have a Dremel tool it's quick and easy to grind the protruding tip off with the high speed cutoff wheel.
 
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No, but I may be interested in investing in one.
 
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I'd remove that screw and use a shorter one along with tooth pics or whatever glued into the hole to make the shorter screw bite. Then patch the hole on the exterior side.
 
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Thanks. What kind of glue should I use?
 
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Carpenters glue of course!
 
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Most home centers sell a variety of carpenters wood glues in the glue/caulking section of the store. Almost any of them will work since you only need a drop. If you have it around the house you can also use epoxy or even a thick CA.
 
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What would you guys use to spread the glue in the hole before inserting the toothpicks? Thanks again.
 
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Maybe a toothpick, I dunno...
 
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I've always just squirted the glue into the hole and then shoved the toothpicks or whatever into the hole before the glue has a chance to set.
 
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Fingers also work for water based glues and is easily washed off before it dries. If squishing in epoxy with your finger it can be washed off with alcohol. And... don't touch CA with your skin unless you want to glue your fingers together though acetone can be used to remove it.
 
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Remove the screw, slice off the tip with a hacksaw, and replace the screw.
 
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OK. Thanks for all your help.
 
 

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