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Wind Steel Wool to Tighten Screws

My front door became difficult to open. Upon examining it, I realized that the screws had come loose and the strike plate was sticking out which made it difficult to open. I had a book of household hints that I had bought at a yard sale. It suggested you wind a piece of steel wool on the screws to tighten them. It worked and saved me a repair bill.

By Maya from Redlands, CA

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September 7, 20100 found this helpful

A really good idea Maya. :-)

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September 9, 20100 found this helpful

Hmm, never would've thought of this one. Hubby was a rough carpenter and general contractor for years, I'd bet he never thought of it, either. He always adds small bits of wood to tighten strike plates and things like it.

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