Replacing a deadbolt lock


Old 05-16-00, 12:00 PM
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I hope someone has the answer for me. I bought a new deadbolt lock, and can't remove the screws from the old one to replace it. It looks as if when it was installed the screws were some how snapped off at the head.There are no slots to remove them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-17-00, 07:48 AM
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Since your removing that already unwanted deadbolt lock which has the the screw heads damaged, try drilling them out.

Use a drill bit smaller then the screw head but large enough to remove the head of the screw. Then go up in drill bit size until you can drill through the threads and remove it that way.

Hope this suggestion helps.


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Old 06-07-00, 05:27 AM
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If you have a dremel tool you can use the cutting wheels and cut your own slot in what is left of the screw and use a flathead screw driver to remove it.

Good luck

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