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Putting in screws in difficult places

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Keitai, 12 Aug 2020.

  1. Keitai

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    I couldn't get a screw in from the tight angle so I did it from the front. Is this the only way? 20200812_124419.jpg 20200812_123001.jpg 20200812_122017.jpg
     

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    Have you considered an angle driver attachment for your drill or even just a stubby screwdriver?
     
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    A ratchet set with screw driver attachments
     
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    Short screwdriver , they are available in many sizes down to 20mm .
     
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    Or get someone who knows what they are doing.

    Andy
     
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    Or use hex head screws and an allan key

    Example HERE
     
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  9. Keitai

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    Went in from front at an angle in end. This is what it looks like.

    Noticed it's pressing upwards against the pipe join too when all screwed together. Will it damage pipe?
    This is the frame I built too 20200812_125027.jpg 20200812_125025.jpg View attachment 201884 20200812_120552.jpg
     
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    I give you 10/10 for posting these pictures.

    Andy
     
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    You are too generous (;))
     
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    Could you not have put the side panel onto the frame before fixing the frame itself in place?
     
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  14. Keitai

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    Good point. Did try to attach one baton to the wall though which is easier without frame
     
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    In future:-

    Boxing is not structural. Make it up on the bench with glue and hidden internal fixings if required. Hold it in place with a couple of small dabs of grab adhesive. It won't move but is easy to remove if you need to. Sometimes you don't even have to secure - some of my boiler boxing just pushes on to a couple of dowels.
     
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    The baton wasn't touching the boxing directly, maybe 5mm away. Is this ok?

    Wouldn't adhesive like gripfill take a day to go off though?
     
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    I would have made it all the same depth without any gaps between to collect grime, that will be impossible to clean .
     
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