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 bathtub overflow plate screws
Author: schindlerslist (CA)


My issue is I have two screws that are loose but will not tighten or be removed. The plate itself is not quite completely flush against the tub. I can stick a screwdriver between the plate and tub. I do not wish to remove the plate. Thank you for your assistance.


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 Re: bathtub overflow plate screws
Author: bsipps (PA)

Without any further info
Either you have cross threaded or they are not the correct screws
#1 you get the proper screws or a new overflow
#2 use silicone to make a proper seal
#1 would be the correct way

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 Re: bathtub overflow plate screws
Author: schindlerslist (CA)

Thank you for your response. Just as follow up, how would you recommend removing the screws?

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 Re: bathtub overflow plate screws
Author: Tom130 (IL)

Do you mean they won't turn? If so you might try penetrating oil, I like Kroil oil or PB Blaster.

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 Re: bathtub overflow plate screws
Author: Lorensr (CA)

You need someone to help you. Open the Tub access panel. If you don't have one install one. Then you will be able to hold the nut or whatever the screws screw into.

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