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keith3267
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure

Jeanne, if your asking, I would recommend removing the screw and replacing it with a shorter screw. If you need more holding power, there is a T nut that has a flat head and barbs that recesses into the wood on one side, you use a machine screw on the other side. Its not especially attractive, but its not ugly either.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-4-in-20-tpi-x-5-16-in-Zinc-Plated-Tee-Nut-4-per-Pack-802301/204274194

Jeanne
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure

Thanks Keith - unfortunately there is a countertop (with plumbed in sink) on top of the screw so I can't unscrew it - I didn't do it, countertop guy did. He did my quartz counters great - but this was on my laminate down in the basement. I might just call him back but he lives a bit of a distance away.

A. Spruce
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure
Lily wrote:

Thanks Keith - unfortunately there is a countertop (with plumbed in sink) on top of the screw so I can't unscrew it - I didn't do it, countertop guy did. He did my quartz counters great - but this was on my laminate down in the basement. I might just call him back but he lives a bit of a distance away.

If it's a drywall/deck screw, you can either cut it with your dremel, or grab the part sticking out with pliers and bend it back and forth a time or two and it will snap off. Any other type of screw you're going to have to cut it with the dremel.

Jeanne
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure

Thanks! Lots of sparks but the Dremel worked:)

Fencepost
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure

I'm checking out http://diy.stackexchange.com -- the tagline says "Q&A for contractors and serious DIYers."

The thing about the StackExchange sites, they pretty much require on-topic discussions. Topic swerves and friendly ribbing are discouraged.

A. Spruce
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure
Fencepost wrote:

I'm checking out http://diy.stackexchange.com -- the tagline says "Q&A for contractors and serious DIYers."

The thing about the StackExchange sites, they pretty much require on-topic discussions. Topic swerves and friendly ribbing are discouraged.

Doesn't sound like a place for us then. We're good about staying on topic, but who wants such rigid implementation that you can't joke and have fun too? Not a place I'd be interested in.

Mastercarpentry
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure

We're still here? W0w, I expected the doors to be closed by now. I joined 'stack exchange' just to do it, I'm on DIY Home Improvement and liking it. Slow but casual, I put a bit of effort into being controversial but nobody jumped on me. And poking fun at each other is the norm there.

Well that's all for now. Maybe Houzz wil see the light yet- I sure hope so!

Phil

Fencepost
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure

Woohoo! I found the link on the main site! Here's how to find it (as of 9/20/2016):

  1. Go to the main page, https://www.thisoldhouse.com/
  2. Click on Watch, then This Old House TV
  3. Scroll down to near the bottom, click the blue Ask a question button
  4. And on that page there's a link to the messageboards.

We've pretty much been relegated to the basement, but at least they're still acknowledging we're here!

A. Spruce
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure
Fencepost wrote:

Woohoo! I found the link on the main site! Here's how to find it (as of 9/20/2016):

  1. Go to the main page, https://www.thisoldhouse.com/
  2. Click on Watch, then This Old House TV
  3. Scroll down to near the bottom, click the blue Ask a question button
  4. And on that page there's a link to the messageboards.

We've pretty much been relegated to the basement, but at least they're still acknowledging we're here!

I looked on the main page yesterday and saw nothing. I also had to back out to the main forum list to make a post and noticed that there are even more topic categories now than ever before, which give hope of the continuation of the forum. I still say we all need to choose another site to play on, where we can have fun and actually have support from the site operators.

Also want to toss out another thank you to Jack McDaniels for his moderation efforts.

Fencepost
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure
A. Spruce wrote:

I looked on the main page yesterday and saw nothing. I also had to back out to the main forum list to make a post and noticed that there are even more topic categories now than ever before, which give hope of the continuation of the forum.

The biggest problem on this forum (I mean, second biggest, the biggest is the asinine dirty word filter that filters out legitimate words) is that there are way too many categories. ("I need to install a new water heater in my utility room before my daughter's wedding. Does that go under plumbing, electrical, utility rooms, or DIY on Third Saturdays in March with guys named Phil? I'll take June Brides for $300, Alex.")

I took a look, and I don't think there are more than before. Maybe you just haven't looked at the forum list in the last 10 years; I know I almost never do. I just click the "New Posts" link to see the new traffic.

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