Return to the Remodeling Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
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.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
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?


 o
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.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Remodeling Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here