OK, not the usual kind of question posed here, but not entirely off-topic either. Last weekend I was trying to remove a couple of socket cap screws (recessed hexagonal drive) that were installed with lok-tite (thanks to the lawyers). After multiple applications of heat from a propane torch, liberal amounts of penetrating oil, and using a hex socket drive on a torque wrench, I managed to remove 1 and strip 2 others, so I'm looking forward to an adventure of drilling, screw extractors, etc. During the struggle, at first I was trying to turn the screws immediately after heating. Later, after heating again, I waited until everything had cooled to try again. Now I'm wondering, ignoring the effects of the loktite, is heating more likely to make a screw looser or tighter, or neither? Clearly, the screw must expand. What happens to the hole? Does it get bigger as the drilled part expands, or does the material expand into the hole, making it smaller?