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nightowl66's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
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01-24-10, 06:46 PM   #1  
rotting wood

Is there something I can fill a few screw holes that are stripped out due to rotting wood? I need to get through this summer before a rebuild next winter.

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01-24-10, 07:01 PM   #2  
There are a couple quick fixes depending on the size of the screw and what it's holding.

I have cut plastic zip ties and put them in the hole and cut them flush. It works good in fiberglass.

In wood I have also used small dowels glued in place.

Just remember to seal any holes good.

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01-25-10, 03:49 AM   #3  
If the backside is accessible you can also use a small block of wood and a longer screw.

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