My detached garage has a 1 3/8" thickness door on there with a dead
I tried to find a replacement in home depot and they told me it is a
interior door thickness and they don't have a door in 1 3/8" with a
dead bolt (I was told the "lock block" isn't big enough) and I could
only replace it with an interior door. It's possible the builder got
these custom thin doors built with dead bolts provision in them 20
It's hard to believe this is really so rare because I have seen doors
of this thickness with deadbolt in other houses; i.e. going into
backyard or garage into the house etc.
But they recommended me to upgrade to a thicker door made for
exterior, in which I would have to at least move the door stop or
replace the whole door frame to acommodate the extra thickness. The
latter seem like a lot of work.
The current door is structurally sound but the wood on the surface has
wrinkled up a bit. Which is why I am looking for a replacement and
Any help is appreciated.
Go to a REAL lumber yard or door mill and get a 1-3/8" solid core
door. Have it predrilled for both latchset and deadbolt. Stop
going to Home Depot and asking for advice.
Install your door and hardware.
As a locksmith with 20 years experience, I assure you it's possible to
install a deadbolt on a 1 3/8 thick door.
The problem is that many of the junky hollow doors have a big air space
where you'd want to install a deadbolt.
20 years ago they really used wood.
Subject: Re: 1 3/8" thick door with dead bolt?
=> Stormin Mormon <= wrote:>As a locksmith with 20 years experience,
So what are you; an HVAC tech, appliance repairman, locksmith, or flashlight
Sound to me like you really only need to remove the paint from your
existing door, sand it, then prime (preforably with an oil based
primer) then paint it. I also have a 1-3/8 thick exterior door. I
replaced it with a solid corse wood door that I special ordered from
Lowes (30 x 78), but Home Depot does carry them, but you have to wait a
month to get it. The solid interior 6 panel pine doors that they keep
in stock are all 80" high and can't be cut much. Installing a dead
bolt is no problem in this door that I bought.
I just replaced my 1 3/8" solid core garage door this past summer and
reinstalled a deadbolt.
Home depot called it an indoor door, but it was exactly what was installed
by the builder.
Home depot kept me waiting around forever so I bought the same door at
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