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Question about installing a deadbolt/door knob...

Posted by amateurplumber (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 2, 13 at 23:26

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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RE: Question about installing a deadbolt/door knob...

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.

RE: Question about installing a deadbolt/door knob...

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.

RE: Question about installing a deadbolt/door knob...

Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Filler Extra Strength or something similar should work.

Here is a link that might be useful: Web Site

RE: Question about installing a deadbolt/door knob...

Hi. Drill out the holes to 3/8 in". Glue in 3/8 dowel.

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