How to Loosen a Screw Without Wd-40

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Loosen a Screw Without Wd-40

Have you ever had a screw that just won't come out, but you don't have any wd-40? No worries! in this article I will give you a couple tricks to loosen the stuck screw. Even if you do have wd-40 give this a try. It sure will smell better.


Step 1

Now in these steps you can use either vinegar or soda. Whichever you have on hand. They will both work about the same however I prefer vinegar. When using soda, I prefer sprite but and soda type will do.


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Step 2

Pour a little vinegar or soda on the screw. wait a few minutes. Tap it with a hammer gently a few times. wait another minute or so. Turn the screw out. This works for me 9 out of ten times.


Step 3

These steps are definitely worth a shot. Soda or vinegar definitely smell better than wd-40, and are alot more healthy to smell. I hope this article helps you in your home repair projects.



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