Door Strike Plate - Weird Size

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Old 09-26-13, 08:00 PM
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Door Strike Plate - Weird Size

I bought a place that didn't have a strike plate in the door and am having some trouble finding one.

From top to bottom, it appears to be 9.25 inches. The images attached might help too.

Any idea how to find something like this? I've spent some time searching Amazon and my local Home Depot with no luck. Am I incorrect in understanding the size that I need?

http://i.imgur.com/VKGIJvN.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ffIbcfc.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/1whOIKW.jpg
 
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Old 09-26-13, 08:48 PM
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That reminds me of the mortise in a steel KD door frame. Can't find anything on that...

You can always get a custom strike made. Probably won't be cheap. Page 8 of this .pdf.

You could also submit a query to the allaboutdoors service department. They seem to be very helpful.
 
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Old 09-26-13, 08:59 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

That door could stand some glue as the split isn't helping the strength of the locks much.

I did a google search for "double strike plate". Found a lot but not what you need.

Since that's a metal jamb it looks like it was the location of an electric strike. That would explain the large opening size.

The following link is probably what was originally in that location. When a second lock was added to the door the electric strike was removed to accomadate the two locks.
Trine Axion EN-960 Electric Strike

I would try a locksmith for a plate and see what he can offer. It may have to be custom made.
 
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Old 10-01-13, 05:48 PM
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Ok thanks guys. I will check with allaboutdoors and a local lock smith. I did find this, but it's 11", which is too tall: Prime-Line Brass Maximum Security Combination Strike-U 9480 at The Home Depot

Would you guys also know if there is a name for the plate/cover that can go on the exterior facing side of the door that goes around the deadbolt and door knob? All of the units in my area have them, but I can't seem to locate those at hardware stores either. (I will check with the locksmith soon)
 
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Old 10-01-13, 06:09 PM
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The strike plate in your link would only work for a new installation as the spacing is wrong for your application as well as the mounting screws wouldn't line up to anything.

Door guard plate or wrap around guard plate. The link below shows several styles. I thought they also made a double one but couldn't find it. You may be able to use two for your application or a blank double one and have it cut. The good thing about these plates is they help hold the door together which would be a help where your door is split.

Wrap Around Door Plate | eBay
 
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Old 10-02-13, 12:18 PM
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Is your door metal, and is the "split" where the two sides meet?
 
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