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Earth sleeving: should be the correct diameter to slide over the 1.5mm or 2.5mm earth conductors, but is often omitted from an installation. However, if mixed and molded behind and over the "lug" in which the thread has been stripped, it can be "tapped" while still soft by the use of the screw to be used.
If the screw has broken, get a pair of pin nose pliers and try and screw the remains out from behind the tab. As it says in that reference, "After mixing, it forms an industrial-strength polymer compound that can be molded, built up or used to patch and repair steel components. SteelStik sets in three to five minutes and after sixty minutes, can be drilled, tapped, machined, ground, filed and even painted." (While full setting may take 60 minutes, it is well past the stage at which it can be worked after 15 minutes or so.)If the rethreaded hole will not hold a 3.5mm screw securely, then rethread it with a 4mm tap, then use a CSK 4mm machine screw.
Wether these are made of ‘spam’ or not, I have no idea and hopefully Claire is simply providing some useful info for the ForumThis section has hundreds of instructional videos showing how to do the easiest of DIY related jobs right up to a full bathroom refurbishment. If you cannot find the video you are looking for please use the search box. Renovation is the name of the game. So we're always on the look out for products that will help us reduce the waste we generate. If it makes the job more cost efficient for the customer and leaves less to rectify after install it's bound to be a winner!” —Thistle And Rose Concepts,Nottingham