Recently the casing on my storm door's inside latch cracked, leaving
it held by only one screw. I bought a Wright prefabricated latch to
The outside and inside pieces are held together with machine screws
that pass through holes in the inside piece and into metal sleeves
in the outside piece. I cannot drive the screws into the sleeves
far enough to hold the pieces together firmly. (No, the spindle is
not too long.) The sleeves don't seem to be threaded very far. The
latch is usable but it's loose and it rattles. The kit comes with
some shorter screws (unmatched) but they're too short to reach through
How would you handle this problem? Set washers under the screw heads?
Return the latch as defective?
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