Question about installing a deadbolt/door knob...

amateurplumberNovember 2, 2013

I was installing a new deadbolt and door knob and noticed that this part of the lock (colored in red) is kind of loose because the screws don't really have a lot to screw into since the door is old and has had many locks installed and removed over the years. It doesn't really seem like a problem, and the lock functions fine, but I was wondering if there's anything I can use to like, fill the door in so the screws have something to hold on to.


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There are any number of solutions.
Glue up some tooth picks, a golf tee, a shaved piece of a wood pencil and insert into the screw hole.
Form a block of wood and replace the damaged section, etc, etc, etc.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 9:25AM
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Didn't click the link but I'm sure there are many ways to stabilize the area where the new lock needs to be attached,

If you can't figure it out yourself then hire a professional.

They are not all "Dumb S*h*I*t*s" Trying to rip you off.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 4:38PM
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Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Filler Extra Strength or something similar should work.

Here is a link that might be useful: Web Site

    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 12:23AM
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Hi. Drill out the holes to 3/8 in". Glue in 3/8 dowel.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 7:44PM
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