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Old 04-30-2013
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Re: Dislodging Edson pedestal bolts

Lots of interesting advice. Thanks to all. An approach that I might take based on some Google searching is to use a Dremel to cut off the bolt under the sleeve, exposing the shaft of the bolt above the threaded area, then use a pair of Visegrips to twist out the bolt. Apply elbow grease, prayer, and appropriate cuss words--in random order. I'm not happy about the thought of drilling out the bolts! The threaded sections are about an inch or more as I recall. I'm also concerned about one of the posters mentioning that the bolts might be NLA as its an older unit (at least since 1983).
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