I need a little help here. From 10 minutes after my house was built 8 years
ago, the doors have been going in and out of plumb.
The thing that really drives me bonkers is that there seem to be no strike
plates in any of the places I've looked that are made with tall openings to
accommodate such rogue doors. All I've found were much larger strike plates
doors, and they are just too large. I'm willing to
router/chisel a new recess in the door jamb to fit a larger plate, of
course. That might be a different post.
The sledgehammer reference is what I was looking for the first time I
attempted this. Was going to destroy something to feel better. Went to
BJ's looking for a bucket of drugs.
Ok, questions, since I [more than] clearly don't know what I'm doing.
1. Does anyone know of bigger opening strike plates. Say, 1/2" taller than
normal to accommodate renegade pain in the ass door movements?
2. If I do physically move the plate, do I redrill, fill the holes
with glue & matchsticks and hope that it is enough to hold the new screw
3. Should I loan my sledgehammer to a friend far away, as a safety
Thanks so much in advance,
Thomas, going nuts.
If I can ever figure out how, I hope that someday I'll
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