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Old 06-19-2016, 02:59 PM
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I had about 8 frozen knobs all over the tower when I purchased mine. Previous owner had never dropped the tower for 6 or so years.

The best way I found was to extract. is the following method;
1. Soak with penetrant for as long as possible. Tapping the bolt with a hammer.
2. use strap wrench or something to remove the knob.
3. The knob should spin off leaving a exposed stud
4. get two nuts and thread them on the stud tightening against each other.
5. Now you can use a wrench to turn out the inside nut.
6. If the stud snaps, then have fun with drill

In my case, I was able to get all off using this method except 1.
I will try that this weekend.
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by osmonet View Post
I had about 8 frozen knobs all over the tower when I purchased mine. Previous owner had never dropped the tower for 6 or so years.

The best way I found was to extract. is the following method;
1. Soak with penetrant for as long as possible. Tapping the bolt with a hammer.
2. use strap wrench or something to remove the knob.
3. The knob should spin off leaving a exposed stud
4. get two nuts and thread them on the stud tightening against each other.
5. Now you can use a wrench to turn out the inside nut.
6. If the stud snaps, then have fun with drill

In my case, I was able to get all off using this method except 1.
thank you. hopefully this will work.
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:49 AM
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This is a nightmare for you. When I first read this thread I put anti seize on every bolt that needs to be removed to collapse the tower.
Good luck with this!!
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:44 AM
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Aluminum and stainless steel don't mix and when they begin galling, they can almost weld together. Try to apply some heat tap the head to try and break it loose and plenty of penatrant! Sometimes they have to be drilled out. Moly or copper anti sieze on every thread!
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