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curtain bracket screws won't budge

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08-26-08, 12:47 PM   #1  
curtain bracket screws won't budge

I just purchased a home where the previous owner loved traverse rods, and I removed the one in the living room that spanned a beautiful bay window. The rod came down just fine, but I have four brackets that were installed into studs. They were installed well, as evidenced by the fact that I now can't get them out (they've probably been there over twenty years). The drill doesn't to the job, and I've tried manually with a large screw driver, but I just can't get the flat screw heads to budge (the screwdriver keeps slipping off the screw head). Any suggestions for how to get the screws out?

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08-26-08, 07:25 PM   #2  
Can you heat it without burning anything?

Put the screwdriver on the head and hit it with a hammer. Sometimes, it will losen it.

Try to move it by tightening it.

Reverse drill bits.

Easy outs.

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