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Old 03-07-2013, 11:28 AM   #1
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When trying to tighten the NO block to the 2-way switch housing I clearly over tightened it and snapped the screw off inside the hole (see the second picture). Is there anything I can do at thos point or should I just ordered another switch?
Any magic tricks to remove a broken screw from inside the hole?
Should I just liquid nail the 2 together?
My genius solution was to move the contact block to the other side of the switch (see picture 2 the switch on the right is the one in question). I then realized that this probably reverses the on/off positions. I need the on to be on the right and off on the left as I already ordered and recorded my panel tags.
So really the question is how to I get the NO contact block to be on the other side now that there is a screw stuck in the mounting hole.


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Old 03-07-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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those screws are going to be pretty soft, so you may be able to drill the center and use an "easy out" to remove them.



 
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:11 PM   #3
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I used toggle switches in my build so I'm not completely positive of this but if the left vs right blocks are opposite, couldn't you use a NC block on the other side to get the same effect? You may not have one of those either so that may not help

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:13 PM   #4
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Thanks guys i might end up trying both ideas. If I can't drill it out then I might just order a NC block and install it on the other side. Can anyone confirm that a NC block on one side would work the same as a NO block on the other side?
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