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  1. #1
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    how do i fix this ?

    head of the screw broke when tried to unscrew to shorten the hose, how can i unscrew it ? do i have to buy new lever, or maybe the lever body alone ?
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    Here's what ya do . . .

    First, go to your local hardware store. There are tools for removing stripped bolts (don't remember the name) that look like drill bits with a threaded cone on the end. They are reverse threaded, and come in a set with different sizes. Buy a set of them (10 bucks?, don't worry you'll use 'em again). Cut the hose flush with the lever body. Find the size that partially screws in, fit a wrench on the end and turn. It should back out with no problem. Then all ya need is a new fitting. -t

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    thanks you for your input, i will try it, but i came with an idea, mayby i can rip the cable from the lever and collapse the screw's thread inside so i can pull it out, but i try your method first if i'll find these tools you have described, it seems much more safe

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    also works to use a dremel and grind a slit into it then unscrew it but make sure you don't drill into any of the lever

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