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Old 08-10-2015, 02:27 PM   #1
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Broken 3/16 rivet maybe?

Hi all. A snap cap fell off on the upper side, and it doesn't fit back on, so I assume I'm sort of looking at a broken rivet in there?
I can get a rivet at Lowe's, Casita told me. (Although I ordered a pack from Little House as well so I will have everything on hand). Casita said the 3/16 can indeed break.
How do I get the piece out, and install a new rivet? Seeing as this is my first experience with rivet--the word formerly meant "riveting" as in absorbing, gorgeous, etc.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:27 PM   #2
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Hi Jen, just drill off the top of the rivet. Use a bit larger than the shank of the rivet and the top will come off like a washer then you can just push the rest of the rivet through the hole.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:50 PM   #3
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there is a plastic piece that goes under the head of the rivet that the cap snaps on to. possibly that broke and not the rivet. if the rivet broke then there would be no head to drill off. if you have to replace a rivet be sure it is long enough to go through what it is intended to hold. I replaced some of my loose rivets with machine screws and nuts
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:53 PM   #4
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I will take a pix and post
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