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Those are sheet metal screws. They never fit very well and it is easy to strip the socket. Phillips head will usually do better than a slotted head as long as the screwdriver is a tight fit. You cannot normally get a hex-type head on a sheet metal screw, especially one that small.


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That diameter would be very close to a M2.5 at 1.993mm minor screw. A hex head cap screw (AKA Allen head) could replace the Phillips. Its also a bit smaller than an ANSI #4-40 at .0805inch minor You could try the approximate size and get the matching tap for the closest interference fit.


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I would use fig. 1. It would give the wall more strength on the side(s). When the new window is installed, it will be a more steady installation for the siding on the outside.


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I suspect the round outer part above the water spout turns. However, it may be impossible to remove. Would probably be easier and less frustrating just to replace the tap. (Sorry.)


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From my point of view (image is very small and poorly illuminated) you face a hexagonal ending of the shaft, when looking at the top of the tap. My first try was to get a wrench socket, which fits the hexagonal stub. It may be difficult to find a matching wrench socket small enough to fit into the housing of the tap, but you could take a cheap one and grind ...



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