Exterior vent screws

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Exterior vent screws

Postby Fingle » 03 Mar 2009, 11:56

I have just recieved my new fridge vents for the exterior of the van, the old screws are corroded to buggery.
1: How can i get em out without angle grinding them
2: Can I buy new ones (self tappers?) from BandQ?
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Re: Exterior vent screws

Postby jamesc76 » 03 Mar 2009, 12:00

Is the new vent the same as the old one ie are screws in the same place??? If not good luck i would try the srews then if not havint it rip the old vent off and try mole grip's/vice grips on them??
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Re: Exterior vent screws

Postby Fingle » 03 Mar 2009, 12:56

Yeah same vent.

Luckily the screws afre coming out today...last time i tried was summer so maybe they had expanded
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Re: Exterior vent screws

Postby rainman » 03 Mar 2009, 12:56

I had to hammer mine out from the inside. They were so rotten they didn't put up much resistance.
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Re: Exterior vent screws

Postby cubensis » 03 Mar 2009, 17:34

Last time i attached mine (last summer)i cut up a rubber inner tube and made a seal (basically four rectangle strips) to go between the van body and the vent, seems to have worked well.
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Re: Exterior vent screws

Postby scamperman » 03 Mar 2009, 17:39

if the screws aren't case hardened you can drill the heads off,remove the old, vent then i would undo the screw stubs by grabbing with side cutters/mould grips or such like.
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Re: Exterior vent screws

Postby getunder » 03 Mar 2009, 20:41

Lots of plus- gas or WD 40.Try tightening them a tiny bit first, might be some better screwdriver bite.Also impact screwdriver. . For some applications I have used a mini pencil blowlamp, still made but need searching for.recharged from Cig lighter can. Flame spread can be limited with a metal sheet with a small hole. Many, many times.
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