take it off the frame and tighten it and reattach it
@Piazza357 you are so smart, kudos to you. I was racking my brain trying to figure out an answer.
they make a z shaped driver with a flat head on one end and a phillips on the other end
Use a dime to tighten it. Hope this helps. :)
I went to an auto parts store and bought a very small socket style screwdriver. It has interchangeable bits, but is only 1 ½ in, by 6 in. It was small enough to tighten mine.
There are very short screw drivers. We call them Stubbies at our house.
You need a special tool. Ask for it at the hardware store. Useful to have on hand because it will loosen again over time.
Unscrew the screws on the sliding glass door and remove the handle. Then tighten the screws on the handle and put back on.
Yeah, I was thinking what Linda Sue was thinking....does the other side come off with a screwdriver as well?
I use the screw bits that go in interchangeable screwdrivers and hold them with pliers. Not necessarily easy, but no special tools needed. Plus I like to coat the screws with nail polish before screwing them in so they don't become easily undone again.
Get a set of off-set screwdrivers.
Use a tiny ratchet with the appropriate screwdriver bit. You can find mini ratchets at hardware stores or usually anywhere that carries tools. I have a mini set that came with screwdriver bits!
You can buy right angled screwdrivers
Here is a great set we have. It comes in handy for those odd spots. Love the different size heads.
It would be easy to remove the whole handle from the door first. That would give you full access to the loose screw. Once that is tightened, replace the handle back on the door.
From rhat picture i would say remove entire handle from the door, do your tightening of the handle and then replace the handle onto the door. No special tools needed.
Use a coin
yep, remove the whole thing. You need to also add some glue to the threads of the screws so they are locked into the wood. they will come out eventually, but by then the kids will be gone and you will want to remodel anyway. At the least, you can buy a new handle then. lol!
Take the handle off and then tighten the back. that's what a glass shop would do
it looks like you have a wooden door handle, so whether you use an offset or stubby screwdriver, take the screws all the way out and use a little soap on he threads. Once it sets up, it should not come loose again.
you can use a phillips head bit and a pair of pliers. Put the bit in and use pliers, from the side, to turn it until it's tight. You could remove them and put some wood glue on the threads prior to tightening, to help them stay put.
Purchase an offset screwdriver in the tools section of a hardware store. Makes the job easy! (http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.licensedelectrician.com/Store/ID/Offset-Screwdriver-Set.htm&sa=U&ved=0CBEQwW4oADADahUKEwij4ejrz83IAhUGkA0KHa1RAeM&usg=AFQjCNFckEXwKk4yc1pT_pzgE14CNG-GgQ )
Purchase a rachet type offset screwdriver, it makes turning it easier.
A LONG screwdriver. I don't know what the space is, nut my husband has long screw driver for places he can't reach easily like these http://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=extra+long+screwdriver.
Can you remove the other screws first that are holding the handle on, then remove the problem screws? See attached photo. You can also buy short, stubby screwdrivers like these: http://www.sears.com/craftsman-3-pc-screwdriver-set-finger-bit/p-00941390000P?prdNo=25&blockNo=25&blockType=G25
I have this ratchet type screwdriver, works great.
Remove the handle from the door, tighten the screws in the wood handle, replace assembly on door..
@Ruslzplace That's what I do with mine. I take the handle clear off the door and then tighten the screws on the handle then replace the whole thing. Much much easier.