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    Default Outdoor awning - pull ring

    Hi!

    I somehow managed to snap the pull ring on our outdoor awning and want to replace it, but the screws seem impossible to remove?!

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    They don't look like screws to me just rivets and drilling is the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bros View Post
    They don't look like screws to me just rivets and drilling is the answer.
    Thanks Bros, you learn something new every day. Much appreciated.

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    Don't drill too big, if you want to use the same holes

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3nov8or View Post
    Don't drill too big, if you want to use the same holes
    Thanks, I tried the first one and the top of the rivet just came off, think I need a slightly smaller and sharper drill bit.

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    That's the idea, strip the head off and drill or punch through. You use the same size drill bit appropriate for the size of the rivet ie the same size bit originally used to drill a hole for the rivet. Could be 3.2, 4 or 4.8mm. Hard to tell from a pic but I would say 3.2 not to be confused with 3.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phild01 View Post
    That's the idea, strip the head off and drill or punch through. You use the same size drill bit appropriate for the size of the rivet ie the same size bit originally used to drill a hole for the rivet. Could be 3.2, 4 or 4.8mm. Hard to tell from a pic but I would say 3.2 not to be confused with 3.5.

    Thanks Phil. If in doubt, I assume play it safe with a smaller drill bit initially?

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    Best to get it right first off, you can usually tell by comparing the size of the rivet head against a known rivet.

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