Reviving Miss Silvia: The Second Major Headache

Well, today I have another broken screw problem with my Silvia. This time I broke the screw off the high-limit thermostat. This is the part that shuts off power to the device if it’s about to turn into a bomb, so I’d rather back out the broken screw and replace with a new part than jury-rig a fix.

If you look closely, you’ll see that it’s broken off INSIDE my new boiler… and the local hardware store doesn’t sell reverse drill bits/screw extractors this small.

The fun never ends on this project…

I snapped the thermostat screw in my boiler by over-tightening.

I snapped the thermostat screw in my boiler by over-tightening.

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