LEAD WOOL, MISCELLANEOUS HARDWARE
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LEAD WOOL, MISCELLANEOUS HARDWARE

Description: Lead wool resembles very coarse steel wool.

Buying information: This is available in 1-pound clumps. It is used as a hole filler, and works like a plastic sleeve for anchoring screws into holes made in concrete walls or floors.

How-to hints: Use lead wool when a hole for a screw is fractionally out of position. Just fill the hole with lead wool, tamp it down a bit, then drive in the screw. The screw will grip firmly, as it might not if a standard sleeve that was slightly misaligned were used. Lead wool can also be used for fastening a door threshold to a concrete floor. Be sure to pack lead wool lightly in the hole -- it will grip the screw threads better.


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