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Iíve got a screw loose

On our (outdoors, in the rain) garden gate the screws for the handle have become stripped. My idea is that I can stick some goop into the stripped holes, wait for it to dry and put some new screw in to secure it.

My question is what goop would be best for wood. And can I get it at the Migros?
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Re: Iíve got a screw loose

Ask Gwyneth Paltrow.
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Does she work at the brico-loisirs ?
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Re: Iíve got a screw loose

I think you just use a one-size-larger...
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Re: Iíve got a screw loose

I wanted to give some common tips, and realised that tons of people already must have made lists.

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index....ripped-screws/
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Re: Iíve got a screw loose

From the title, I was thinking something else!
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From the title, I was thinking something else!
Which undoubtedly was the point...
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Re: Iíve got a screw loose

Until the right help reaches you, I'd highly recommend wrapping the offending bit in foil (the effectiveness of tin vs. aluminium is disputed, however help may be on hand soon for this as well).

Hang in there...
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I wanted to give some common tips, and realised that tons of people already must have made lists.

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index....ripped-screws/
Sounds like the OP is referring to the stripped female thread inside the whole, not the stripped slot or whatever on the head.
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Re: Iíve got a screw loose

I usually dip a match, or hardwood skewer in PU glue, and stick that into the hole.

Either assemble immediately and hope that the PU glue doesn't foam out in an area that's difficult to clean, or wait for it to cure then pare the board flat with a chisel.

If the holes are really trashed I bore them out, glue a dowel in, then pare/plane them flush.
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I usually dip a match, or hardwood skewer in PU glue, and stick that into the hole.

Either assemble immediately and hope that the PU glue doesn't foam out in an area that's difficult to clean, or wait for it to cure then pare the board flat with a chisel.

If the holes are really trashed I bore them out, glue a dowel in, then pare/plane them flush.
Took 3 minutes. EF, you won't be let down...
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Re: Iíve got a screw loose

Thanks!

Do they call PU glue, PU glue at the Migros ?
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Thanks!

Do they call PU glue, PU glue at the Migros ?
Sorry for the delay, I missed your question.

By PU I meant Polyurethane. Migros and Coop sell (or sold) Forbo PU glue for woodworking.


The point of using PU is that it foams on contact with moisture, so it will fill the void. The foam has a bit more give than older style PVA wood glues, and it is completely waterproof.
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Re: Iíve got a screw loose

Nothing like that on the Migros web-site, but I found this at Hornbach https://www.hornbach.ch/shop/SikaBon...0/article.html

I like Hornbach as it tells me it is available at my nearest branch and the location in the store.
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Nothing like that on the Migros web-site, but I found this at Hornbach https://www.hornbach.ch/shop/SikaBon...0/article.html

I like Hornbach as it tells me it is available at my nearest branch and the location in the store.
That stuff comes out of the can as a foam. It's more for filling a void (like around a door or window frame).

This is the stuff I'm talking about:

Coop

It is roughly the same colour and consistency as liquid honey when it comes out of the bottle, and starts to foam on exposure to moisture. You used ot be able to get it in smaller containers (100ml or so) which was less expensive.
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Nothing like that on the Migros web-site, but I found this at Hornbach https://www.hornbach.ch/shop/SikaBon...0/article.html

I like Hornbach as it tells me it is available at my nearest branch and the location in the store.
No, that is NOT what you want. The stuff referred to is bog-standard wood glue, colle de bois, Holzleim. The product name doesn't always specify PU, as that's the default for wood glue (but you can see it on the data sheet). You don't need to go to Hornbach either - supermarkets will often have it and it's all pretty much the same.
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No, that is NOT what you want. The stuff referred to is bog-standard wood glue, colle de bois, Holzleim. The product name doesn't always specify PU, as that's the default for wood glue (but you can see it on the data sheet). You don't need to go to Hornbach either - supermarkets will often have it and it's all pretty much the same.
That stuff is PVA (White glue). The waterproof stuff will do, but I prefer the Polyurethane (although cleanup is much more of a bother).
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That stuff comes out of the can as a foam. It's more for filling a void (like around a door or window frame).

This is the stuff I'm talking about:

Coop

It is roughly the same colour and consistency as liquid honey when it comes out of the bottle, and starts to foam on exposure to moisture. You used ot be able to get it in smaller containers (100ml or so) which was less expensive.
Thanks again Here it is on their French site https://www.bricoetloisirs.ch/constr...P4976948-39/fr

Coop certainly makes it difficult to switch languages!
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Thanks again Here it is on their French site https://www.bricoetloisirs.ch/constr...P4976948-39/fr

Coop certainly makes it difficult to switch languages!
That is the stuff.

You'd think that googling "Balcotan +PU" and limiting the results to Switzerland would help you find who sells it...
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