Problem: After mounting the GTS Screw in the tree, the nut has seized and can no longer be loosened → the GTS Screw also turns out of the tree & you cannot push your accessories onto the shaft!
What could be the reason for the nut jamming?
- No lubricant applied to nut during assembly
- Nut seized up after a long time (similar to wheel nuts on cars)
- No PU glue in the tree during assembly (GTS sticks better in the tree)
- GTS Screw is too loose (possibly worn out hole, inadequate pre-drilling)
Solution to the problem – this is how you loosen the nut from the GTS bolt:
- Spray the joint with spray oil (WD40) and hit the nut with a hammer or hit hard against the washer.
- Jerk firmly on the nut with the long ratchet
- If this does not work and the GTS continues to turn: hold the shaft of the screw against the nut with another tool (large pipe wrench, possibly with a rubber pad to improve the grip).
- Drill into the shaft outside the support with a metal drill or model it with a flex to have a better gripping surface for the pipe wrench (the spot can be covered later with Distance Rings).
- Question yourself: Is it absolutely necessary to open the nut? Maybe make your own Distance Rings from high-strength plastic to clamp over it.