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Old 04-05-2018, 04:42 PM   #1
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How to re-attach awning support?

I'd hate to look back and see my awning falling and maybe causing a highway accident. Whatever these screws go into is completely stripped, as are all the other screws on these lower-end supports. What's the best approach to secure the awning support?

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Old 04-10-2018, 09:46 PM   #2
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As far as I know, the screws go into whatever is being used for a floor--maybe only 3/4" plywood. If the screw hole is stripped, the first thing to do is to try a larger screw. That may not help for long--stripped out once, will prob strip again. Possibly try liquid wood, or some type of filler in the hole, then replace the screw. Tough situation...
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Old 04-13-2018, 04:39 PM   #3
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Thanks very much -- I think I will try the liquid wood idea.

Have a great weekend!

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As far as I know, the screws go into whatever is being used for a floor--maybe only 3/4" plywood. If the screw hole is stripped, the first thing to do is to try a larger screw. That may not help for long--stripped out once, will prob strip again. Possibly try liquid wood, or some type of filler in the hole, then replace the screw. Tough situation...
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Some of the repaired awning support mounts I have seen were moved sideways to access new wood. Looking at the pic--can you access the area behind the wall where the screw is fastened? Might give you some options if you can see/get to that area--has to be something that the screws were in.
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Old 04-14-2018, 12:39 AM   #5
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Well I would be concerned with what appears to be a lack sealing behind the brackets! Likely you have water intrusion and the wood is rotted, you might get a good epoxy filler and inject into the holes and let set overnight drill pilot holes then use new screws.
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