Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winfield, IL, USA
Re: I Never Want to Hear That Sound Again
Would you believe I extracted the stud today without heat, without vice grips, without without double nutting, without welding?
I'd really been thinking hard about finding a solution that would stress the stud as evenly as possible to avoid it breaking. The last thing I wanted to do was to drill it out just because ...well, that was the last option on the table.
Whenever I get into a jam, I say to myself, "All I need now is an idea." I'd been saying that to myself (and to you guys who have so generously weighed in on this thread!) for several days now. Lots of good ideas poured in and I appreciate all of them. But something held me back.
Last night an idea came to me.
Back from church today, I took my drill and set the stud in the chuck as if it were a drill bit. Snugged it up good. Then I simply put the drill to reverse and bingo! The remaining stud unscrewed out of there, no problem. I suspect that prior heating of the bolt loosened the loctite in there - it was either that or the Master Mechanic upstairs appreciated seeing me in church and decided it was time to give me a break.
I am so grateful to all of you for your contributions.
As a postscript, I returned the torque wrench to HF and was given a new one, no receipt, no questions asked. That was my first time in one of their retail stores and won't be my last.
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