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long door knob latch bolt or strike plate spacers

Posted by jmorrow (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 15, 11 at 4:09

I need help! remodeling a room
almost finished but we just realized
that 1 door frame is warped on the
side where the knob is. it bows out
in the center so the door knob bolt
won't hit the striker plate. its too late
to redo it, so does anyone know if
any companies make an extra long
(maybe 3/ 8 longer than normal)
bolt? or spacers for the strike plate?
I could make a spacer, but I thought
maybe someone might make one a
little prettier than I could make LOL.
I would very much prefer a long bolt
as it wouldn't be noticeable like a
spaced out plate. I've looked around
and can't find anything, I hope
someone here can help. thanks!

can you make the bolt from a deadbolt work with a regular knob? if so that would be OK, it's just a closet door.

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RE: long door knob latch bolt or strike plate spacers

Why not just pull off the trim and shim the jamb so that it's flat?

RE: long door knob latch bolt or strike plate spacers

nobody makes something like that because nobody would do that. and i agree with mike its the easiest fix. if you have 2 3/8 back set and get 2 3/4 backset bolt and try to get it to work but it still would look like ?hit.

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