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Old 06-16-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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Need advice on how to get knobs off a cabinet face.

So, in my kids bathroom, the knobs were constantly falling off. So, I put a dab of loctite on them and presto, no problems. Now, my wife decides to that she would like all the knobs changed because she found some nice Pottery Barn ones. So, My question, what advice would you have on taking the existing knobs off?
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:12 PM   #2
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Post pics... Lets see what we're dealing with here....
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I'll try and get some up, but just picture a wooden know on a cabinet draw/door. Screw in from the back.
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Touch a soldering iron to the screw to loosen it


In extreme cases you can drill out the screw with a metal bit

If you make the hole bigger just use a washer behind it
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Thanks for the advice, much appreciated.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:00 PM   #6
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Touch a soldering iron to the screw to loosen it


In extreme cases you can drill out the screw with a metal bit

If you make the hole bigger just use a washer behind it
+1 using heat on the locktite is recommended. a heat gun or hair dryer may work too, just be careful about damaging the cabinet finish.
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