Again I have no personal knowledge of vulcanizers, but a stuck screw
is a stuck screw and I have struggled with many.
As in the time I got a flat tire driving a 2 ton truck full of
firewood down a dusty back road in the British Columbia interior on
a hot summjer afternoon. OK, no big deal. Just change the tire. Me
and my buddy got out the spare and the jack and set to the job which
went well enough until we got to the one lug nut which WOULD NOT
BUDGE. Well, OK, we knew how to deal with that. We had a 4 foot
length of steel pipe to slip over the lug wrench as a "cheater" for
the extra leverage. We yarded on that pipe, we stood on the end of
it and jumped up and down, we hammered on the end with a 9 pound
splitting maul. The lug nut WOULD NOT BUDGE! After maybe an hour of
cursing and sweating we knew we were beat and we had to get some
advice from Old George. Every place worth living in needs a local
version of Old George..
Old George listened to our description of the problem and thought
for no more than about 8 seconds. He asked, "Do you have a hammer?"
We responded in the affirmative. "Then forget about the cheater," he
said. "Just use the lug wrench. One of you haul steady on the lug
wrench and the other one use the hammer and tap on the side of the
nut. Don't hit it too hard - just good steady, sharp tapping."
So back to the truck we went and that nut was off the lug in about
as much time as it took George to tell us about how to do it. What a
So maybe if you can find some place to tap sharply where your screw
is stuck, while your helper applies some torque to the handle or
wheel or whatever it is you turn on a vulcanizer, maybe that'll do
the trick for you if all the other good advice you've gotten hasn't
helped by now.
This sort of thing works on a wide range of scales - Even guys who
operate pile drivers have to know how to keep the earth around a
piling "live" or a piling can get stuck halfway down and it will
take the rest of the day to get it re-started or pulled out to start
Marty in Victoria