New handle latch too big for my new door

Old 05-12-08, 09:51 AM
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New handle latch too big for my new door


As I'm getting ready to replace a door in my house, I have run into a small issue. The latch is slightly too big (probably 2mm) for the hole in the door (it is a factory made jointed pine door). Since I already sanded, stained and varnished the door, I am a bit wary of doing anything that might destroy it completely. Does anybody have any suggestion on how to enlarge the latch hole? The handle is a lock-less Weiser 25mm latch.

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Old 05-12-08, 03:14 PM
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You must be in the north provinces, we still don't use metric, well sometimes, down here. An older lockset here Might have been 2", where the current standard is 2 1/8. Since I use holes saws, it would really mess up a door without a guide, which I have made. A piece of plywood(2 actually-depending on the setback) with the proper size holes. I carefully center it on the old holes, clamp it, and use it as a guide to open the new hole. Works just fine. If the old hole was small, the bore for the latch is also likely too small.

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