Looks like you are in the door business. I have probably replaced 15 or so
exterior doors and have seen an adjustable screw insert for the new door
jams. Do you know what I am talking about and or know where to get them?
I'm not an expert in this area (or many others, but what does that
matter?). However, in ordering from the newly arrived McFeely's catalog, I
ran across something which MIGHT be what you're asking about. Check out
the Promax 305 stainless steel deck screw, to see if that geometry might do
the trick for you. They almost certainly have the same screw in another
If not, they would likely have a suggestion to fit your need.
"patriarch firstname.lastname@example.orgDOTnet>" <<patriarch> wrote in message
The fastener that I am looking for is similar to a threaded insert that
allows its inner screw to tighten or loosen as necessary with out the
tightening part of the fastener actually threading into the door jamb wood.
Often when using common screws the head of the screw comes in contact with
the door jamb before the screw has tightened the jamb up against the shims.
With the special fastener, the tightening part of the fastener can continue
to adjust with out ever bottoming out against the jamb, IIRC.
Thanks for the information.
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