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Old 03-28-2022, 07:05 PM   #1
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Difficulties removing Shower Seat

I'm trying to replace our shower seat with a new one but I am unable to remove the old one. It seams the bolt that holds the seat in place has corroded and won't budge. I tried using an impact driver and have been hammering as hard as I can but it won't move. Soaked it in WD40 for a few days but still no luck.

Any suggestions?

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Old 03-28-2022, 07:56 PM   #2
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Leverage, you need more. However if you put a breaker bar in play you could easily break the bolt. Also can't see if it's possible, but a little heat goes a long way.
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Old 03-28-2022, 09:25 PM   #3
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If all else fails, center punch and drill out those set screws.
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Old 03-28-2022, 09:59 PM   #4
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Drill a pilot hole then use an EZ out extractor.
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Old 04-10-2022, 11:18 AM   #5
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Just want to follow up to the benefit of others running into the same problem.

I tried some of the suggestions made but with no success. I eventually decided to use my little cordless Dremel to cut around the bolt so I could remove the arm to get to the screw behind it.

After many hours of work I was finally able to clean it all up and install the new seat.

I hope the next project turns out easier than this 😀

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Good info Dan - thanks for the update!

A few questions/comments:

Were you wanting to replace the seat because the wood was looking bad, because the chrome was deteriorating, or both?

If only the wood was bad, would it have been viable to buy a new seat, remove the wood from the original seat, and install the wood from the new seat on the original framework?

If instead the chrome was deteriorating then replacement was probably the only option.

You mentioned soaking the recalcitrant bolt with WD-40. Did you consider trying Lime Away? I've found that product to be really good at dissolving corrosion.

Not meaning to second-guess anything you did - just trying to be prepared if/when I encounter a similar issue.
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The worst part was probably doing it in the small confines of the shower.
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Good info Dan - thanks for the update!

A few questions/comments:

Were you wanting to replace the seat because the wood was looking bad, because the chrome was deteriorating, or both?

If only the wood was bad, would it have been viable to buy a new seat, remove the wood from the original seat, and install the wood from the new seat on the original framework?

If instead the chrome was deteriorating then replacement was probably the only option.

You mentioned soaking the recalcitrant bolt with WD-40. Did you consider trying Lime Away? I've found that product to be really good at dissolving corrosion.

Not meaning to second-guess anything you did - just trying to be prepared if/when I encounter a similar issue.
Both the crome and wood had deteriorated so I didnít have much choice. I didnít think to try lime away so no way of knowing if that would have worked. I almost felt Newmar used a thread locker or something similar, thatís how solid it was.

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Old 04-17-2022, 01:01 AM   #9
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Both the crome and wood had deteriorated so I didnít have much choice. I didnít think to try lime away so no way of knowing if that would have worked. I almost felt Newmar used a thread locker or something similar, thatís how solid it was.

Regards,
Dan
If so, perhaps Newmar could try it on the slide motor bolts
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