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Old 01-11-01, 04:33 PM
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how can i remove my front screen door, it is on a metal frame with irriversible screws?
 
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Take an angle grinder and grind the heads off of the screws.
 
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Old 01-16-01, 09:02 PM
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You can take a "Moto-tool" type of grinder and using a metal cutting disk cut a slot in the head. That way you can use a regular straight bit screwdriver. If the grinder isn't available a hacksaw blade would do in a pinch! wrap half of it with tape to save your fingers!
If you just grind the heads off you still have the screw body in the wood!
 
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The screen doors I have worked with when the there are no screws that are made to remove the frame, door and all is removed as a unit and repaired or replaced.....Good Luck

 
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Old 01-19-01, 12:38 PM
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??????
say what??
 
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Old 01-19-01, 12:55 PM
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When a door and frame come as a unit as screen/storm door do you need to remove frame door and all to make repairs or you do as you have said this still make a repair job may folks do not have the tools for should the screw with no slot turn out to be a rivet and not a screw...OK....?
 
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Old 01-19-01, 02:40 PM
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Irreversible screws

Two things come to mind.

1. One way screws that are used in fixtures in public places which are designed to go in, but cannot be unscrewed. This prevents vandalism and theft. These screws hold up stalls in public bathrooms, etc.

2. A normal phillips or flathead screw that is stuck or head stripped and will not come out as it should.

If you have the commercial 1-way screw, which would be hard to believe, then you should know that there are special tools made to remove these. But I would just grind the head off, as others here have pointed out.

If you have a normal screw that is just stuck. I use a "impact screwdriver". It's an handheld tool with a screwdriver bit, that you position on the screw head and then hit with a hammer. The impact will drive into the screw head, while simultaneously turning the screw outward by 1/8 of a turn or so. This is really a kind of last resort tool after you have tried all the other ideas. I just thought I would mention it in case you were at your wit's end.
 
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Old 01-19-01, 06:09 PM
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One other thing comes to mind here. Some screen door have a U shaped chanel that the screen door slides into..the hinges are mounted on the channel and do not remove..there are usually three or four screws on each side of the channel in the the screen door.. this give some adjustment for the width of the door opening. should this be the way this one is you can remove the swcrws in the channel and the screen door will come off for repair Please let us know what you come up with.
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