Old 02-17-08, 05:46 PM
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I have a metal exterior door that does not line up right when I close and lock it. I have to gigle the door in order to make the lock latch right. I have weather striping, but still have a draft. How can I adjust the lock, door or stricker plate for a better fit? Thanks
Old 02-18-08, 03:33 AM
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You say the door doesn't line up. If the edges of the door don't close evenly around its perimeter, you will need to remove one of the top hinge screws (closest to the middle of the door) and install a 3" screw into the framing of the door. This will help in the sagging department. It should help with any striker problem, too as far as vertical adjustment goes. If the door is not closing tightly, remove the striker plate, glue, drive and cut off a couple of golf tees in the old screw holes, open up the profile of the striker, moving it back a little. Redrill your holes and install the top screw. Check for closing and latching. If good, install the lower screw.

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