Ever got locked out of the bathroom because you couldn’t find the spare set of screws for the toilet paper holder? If you have, then we feel your pain. That’s because there are so many things in this world that require specific fasteners to stay put. But it’s not all bad news, because removing a toilet paper holder without set screws isn’t as hard as it sounds. It just requires some know-how and some tools. The good news is that it won’t cost you much money, either! Here are some helpful tips on how to remove toilet paper holder without set screws:
Use a drill to remove the screw
If you’re lacking the right tools, the best method to remove a toilet paper holder without set screws is to use a drill. Simply drill out the screw to separate the mounting bracket from the wall. Once you’ve drilled out the screw, you can remove the entire toilet paper holder from the wall mount bracket. There are a few toilet paper holder designs that you can’t remove without set screws. This is often due to the design of the mounting bracket. If you have a toilet paper holder that looks like this, unfortunately, you’ll have to find a replacement.
Pull with pliers
If you’re not able to drill out the screw, try using pliers to pull the screw out. The problem with this method is that it can sometimes damage the screw head and the wall behind it. To minimize this, try using a pair of locking pliers to pull the screw out. Alternatively, you could use a screw extractor to remove the screw.
Use a rag to protect your hand
If you don’t have the right tools, you might have to use brute force to remove the toilet paper holder. In order to avoid getting hurt, use a rag to protect your hand. You can use a rag with a rubber band around it to give it more grip. If you don’t have a rag, you could try using a heavy object. Just be careful not to damage the wall behind the toilet paper holder.
Hammer and chisel (requires more skill)
If the screw won’t come out no matter what you try, you can try removing it with a hammer and chisel. As we said, this requires a bit more skill, but if you’re careful and thorough, you can remove the screw without damaging the wall. First, try using a drill to remove the screw-like we explained above. Then, once you’ve drilled out the screw, use a hammer and chisel to carefully pry it out.
If you find that the toilet paper holder on your wall has become loose, it’s possible that the set screws have come loose. This happens more often than you might think, particularly if the toilet paper holder is made of cheap materials. Don’t panic, though – you can remove toilet paper holders without set screws, with a little elbow grease and the right tools. There are two ways to go about this. The first method involves drilling out the screws. The second method involves using a hammer and chisel to pry the screw out.