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Stuck Waste Cap

Can't remove my waste cap and the inner "star" key hole is stripped.

Any ideas on how to remove it?

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Drill two holes through the cap.
Use a bung wrench (like the kind for a table saw, or circular saw, with two pins through it) to twist out the cap. Replace the cap.
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use a cold chisel. grind a good sharp edge on it and drive it into the cap at an angle about a 1/4" from the edge in the direction to loosen it. make sure you spray some penetrating oil around thread area first. gently tap cap to jar it a little then use chisel
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Don't know if it will turn, but I'll give it a try. Thanks
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Don't know if it will turn, but I'll give it a try. Thanks
Maybe combine the two methods and drill a hole in the cap to give the chisel a place to get a bite.
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