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Old 05-17-2007, 02:17 PM   #1
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I had a new awning installed 2yrs ago. I just noticed the other day that on of the brackets is loose. I tried to tighten the screws down but they keep turning. What can I do to remedy the problem. I don,t know if there is a stud behind the screw or not. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You. Mike.
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I had a new awning installed 2yrs ago. I just noticed the other day that on of the brackets is loose. I tried to tighten the screws down but they keep turning. What can I do to remedy the problem. I don,t know if there is a stud behind the screw or not. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You. Mike.
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Old 05-17-2007, 02:33 PM   #3
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Mike,

If they're just stripped you might push a dowel rod into the stripped hole and then drill the center of the dowel to fit the screws. If they were never installed into anything solid such as a stud, you might have to relocate the awning brackets to a more suitable location.

Of course, doing that would require moving the awning rail too or the arms won't align properly. Good luck.

By the way, I moved your post out of our FAQ/Website Technical Support/Suggestion Box forum. That area is reserved for technical questions and for questions pertaining to this website. Your post will get more attention in this forum.
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Like Richard said, use a dowel rod in the hole to fill it, and use Gorilla glue(if you have wood studs) on the dowel rod to insure it remains in the stripped out hole. If you have aluminum frame construction the stripped out hole must be either filled with an epoxy made for aluminum, or use a larger(not longer) screw if space permits.
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