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Post by greycaster on Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:43 am

Anybody else have a problem with screws coming loose. We keep finding the ones around the metal frame under the two long couches  coming loose. I have now started to put a drop of silicone on the threads to see if that will keep them in place. I am able to tighten the screws so the thread must be ok, I have found myself having to re-tighten them after along journey. Hopefully the silicone will do the job.
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Re: Loose screws

Post by Gromit on Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:24 pm

No problem that I'm aware of, but I'll have a look in a minute. Thanks for the warning.

Thread Lock would be better than silicone. It does what it says on the bottle.  up!

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Re: Loose screws

Post by Twiggy on Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:43 pm

I had a couple of screws that persisted in dropping out from under the nearside couch/bed frame. 
I tried glue on the thread but I think the problem is not enough 'meat' to screw into.
They now sit in the glove box as it doesn't seem to be causing any problems without them.
You are correct though I have in the past had to tighten the remaining screws a couple of times.

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Re: Loose screws

Post by greycaster on Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:00 pm

The screws go through the metal frame and screw into the wood.  Not sure if thread lock work's with wood.
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Re: Loose screws

Post by Gromit on Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:03 pm

greycaster wrote:The screws go through the metal frame and screw into the wood.  Not sure if thread lock work's with wood.
Nor am I, come to think of it - but it can't make it worse.  biggrin

A spot of Araldite on the threads would surely work if the Thread Lock was ineffective. (I'm just off to check ours now!  rolleyes)

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Re: Loose screws

Post by Cymro on Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:10 pm

I've had one screw work loose repeatedly, and it's a bit of a problem. On the ES Nuevo, the offside single bed is made up by folding the table leg and then clipping the table to the lower of two rails which are screwed to the inside (offside) of the van - just behind the driver's seat. The aluminium rail is held in place by 5 or 6 screws. But the first of them (nearest driver) works loose. That rail bears a fair weight, so I want to make sure that all the rail screws are firm.

I have tried putting some strong adhesive into the screw-hole, but that wasn't enough. Now, if I was at home, I'd try to fill the hole with filler; or if I knew what was behind the visible wall surface, I might try a toggle screw fixing, or a rawlplug.

But I don't know what's behind the van's wall surface.

Can anyone advise what's for the best, please?

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Re: Loose screws

Post by Peter Brown on Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:15 pm

An adhesive sealant like 'No Nails' or Sikaflex is what I've found to be most effective in this instance. When the hole gets too big Polyfilla Plug and Fix or a small wall plug trimmed to size.

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Re: Loose screws

Post by mikethebike on Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:17 pm

I have used matchsticks!   Maybe left handed screws are the answer.?

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Re: Loose screws

Post by crosgor on Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:47 pm

mikethebike wrote:I have used matchsticks!   Maybe left handed screws are the answer.?

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Remember to use a good wood glue too.
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Re: Loose screws

Post by Cymro on Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:53 pm

Thanks for the advice. Does anyone know exactly what lies behind the wall covering?
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Re: Loose screws

Post by Windychippy on Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:55 pm

crosgor wrote:
mikethebike wrote:I have used matchsticks!   Maybe left handed screws are the answer.?

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Remember to use a good wood glue too.
Or CT1 allthumbz
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Re: Loose screws

Post by Peter Brown on Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:53 am

Cymro wrote:Thanks for the advice. Does anyone know exactly what lies behind the wall covering?
If my memory serves me correctly, its a thin sheet of marine ply. Under that is a wooden frame with most or the area filled with blocks of insulation.

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Re: Loose screws

Post by Redwink on Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:05 pm

When I had the problem when screws would not hold. I used 2 solutions
1 drill the hole to take a hardwood dowel, glue in place and then screw back into it, only into non wall locations
2 use a Bolt, tap the wood 1 size below the Bolt being used and then Bolt rather that screw. Just a little glue on the Bolt head and not the thread, as not sure if the glue used would dissolve the insulation.
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