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Old 02-22-2018, 01:05 PM   #1
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Fixing stripped screw hole

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I accidentally stripped a screw hole securing one of the USB charging ports on the bunk area of my trailer. What's the best way to patch this so that when my son unplugs he doesn't pull out the screw?

Thanks Kevin
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maybe, not sure what the screw is going into?
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:29 PM   #3
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Drill out stripped hole, 1/4" or so, insert wood dowell with glue on it, let dry. Drill pilot hole for new screw.
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What is the material the hole is in?
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Guessing it's going into that 1/8 thick Luan paneling they use.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:40 PM   #6
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Same idea as GBB, but just get a bamboo skewer and glue hole (don't need to drill) and push skewer piece into cabinet, let dry, cut off flush, reinstall USB port. Bamboo is very hard and strong for screw holding. Done many cabinet hinges that way, and almost no loosening or stripping after repair.
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It's not wood so I assume it is luan. It is an interior wall. I'll try the skewer and glue approach. Thanks!
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As the Luan is only about an 1/8". maybe try a speed nut. There are many different types and sizes, just a little sample:
https://www.amazon.com/Speed-Nuts/b?...&node=16410081
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For cutouts in my trailer walls where the device is screwed into the wallboard only, I like to remove the device and I'll slip a little piece of wood with some wood glue directly behind the hole. I'll temporarily put the screw back in to hold the wood until it dries and then remount the device. Gives it a little more strength and you won't have to worry about the outlet etc. pulling out of the wall again. We with kids know they will sit there with their ipad plugged in and the cord pulled taught without any though to it.
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For cutouts in my trailer walls where the device is screwed into the wallboard only, I like to remove the device and I'll slip a little piece of wood with some wood glue directly behind the hole. I'll temporarily put the screw back in to hold the wood until it dries and then remount the device. Gives it a little more strength and you won't have to worry about the outlet etc. pulling out of the wall again. We with kids know they will sit there with their ipad plugged in and the cord pulled taught without any though to it.
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Like Jay says, find a way to put a 3/8-1/2" ply backer behind the USB plug, or teach the little shaver to go easy on stuff.....whichever is easier!!
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Hi,

I accidentally stripped a screw hole securing one of the USB charging ports on the bunk area of my trailer. What's the best way to patch this so that when my son unplugs he doesn't pull out the screw?

Thanks Kevin
Que Tip with some water to get hole moist - Gorilla Glue in - just a small drop - re-insert screw - let sit 24 hours - hard as a rock.


Simple - easy - works.

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harbor freight sells a tool that works similar to a pop rivet that leaves a threaded barrel in the wall. I used a washer on the back side because I was able to. Makes for a solid repair.
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Luan is wood. It's from a variety of tropical woods.

I was going to the pop riveter too. That would be my first choice. Change the screw to a machine screw. Wood plugs usually need more wood to glue to. If that does not work and I could not get to the back of the panel (normal) I would look at adding a patch shaped like the socket outline that I glued to the outside of the panel so the socket was a bit proud of the surface. That would provide more wood for the holes.
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