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jimearn posted 12-20-2002 09:23 PM ET (US)   Profile for jimearn   Send Email to jimearn  
any suggestions on restoring 'bite' to railing base scews that are no longer holding
Dick posted 12-20-2002 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Fill the holes with Marine Tex and drill and tap for machine screws.
JBCornwell posted 12-23-2002 08:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Hi, Jimearn.

There are a lot of band-aid fixes that will last a little while.

There are other, permanent fixes described in detail in many earlier threads.

I recommend one of the permanent fixes.

If you don't know how to search for threads on the subject, Email me and I will explain my preferred fix.

Red sky at night. . .

jimh posted 12-23-2002 07:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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OutrageMan posted 12-24-2002 09:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
What I have done, it to drill out the holes with a 1/4" bit. Then I fill the holes with putty epoxy. When that kicks, I simply drill new pilot holes and re-install the screws.


witsendfl posted 12-24-2002 11:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for witsendfl  Send Email to witsendfl     
Marine Tex is a great solution. Make sure when you drill that it is a clean surface when you apply Marine Tex. Acetone works the best. Another solution is JB WELD GOOOOOD Stuff.


Sammy posted 12-29-2002 12:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sammy  Send Email to Sammy     

Marine Tex works.

However, before you make a decision take JB up on his suggestion to review options in some of the threads on this subject. Then you can decide what will work best for you based on your circumstances.

Good luck. sammy

masswhaler posted 12-29-2002 12:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for masswhaler  Send Email to masswhaler     
How deep do you drill the holes for the fix?Im thinkin a little deeper then the screws them selfs. But im not sure any input?

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