strike plate installation

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Old 07-29-12, 09:16 AM
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strike plate installation

I bought some nice Baldwin passage knob sets and when I went to install the strike plates I see that the plate screws directly to the jamb so that you see the latch hole and wood of the jamb. There is not one of those plastic hole-liners or pockets that you see with dead bolts. Is this standard for knob sets at this price point? Do most of you just let the wood show through the hole on the strike plate? Thanks. I like to do things right when I can.
 
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Old 07-29-12, 09:57 AM
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I don't know that I've ever seen a strike plate without the open hole.... but I'm a painter not a carpenter.
On new construction I used to slop one coat of paint into the hole [painting before the hardware is installed] just so the raw wood or hole with overspray wouldn't look funny.
 
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Old 07-29-12, 10:30 AM
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Pretty much all of the doors Ive installed, reinstalled etc, do not have the plastic 'boot' shall we say, for the latch/catch - strike plate. Neither do mine..!
I see it sometimes on the dead bolt thought...
 
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