I tried replaced one of the screws in a door frame and it completely stripped during installation and now its stuck. I have tried using a regular drill bit, extraction bit, duck tape, a hammer (to pull out), screw grab (liquid), and plyers trying to remove this thing and nothing has worked so far. How can I remove this screw, ideally without taking the door off?

I have been using google and YouTube for ideas and I'm at the point where I am seeing the same methods over and over again


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    How about a picture of the problem.
    – JACK
    Jul 26, 2023 at 0:12
  • 4
    Usually if at first a hammer does not work, you need a bigger hammer or a three foot ply bar, if you can get under the screw head. If the head is gone, then use a nail punch to drive it further in, then use the tooth picks/wood dowel with glue to make a new hole.
    – crip659
    Jul 26, 2023 at 0:20
  • Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what you're asking.
    – Community Bot
    Jul 26, 2023 at 1:33
  • vice grips work a charm if you can get purchase on the screw Jul 26, 2023 at 8:36
  • Hole saw around the screw, and pull it all out?
    – Huesmann
    Jul 26, 2023 at 12:14


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