Lock Jamb broken


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Old 06-02-20, 10:56 AM
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Lock Jamb broken

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Here are pictures of 2 lock jambs. They are both broken and strike plates cannot be screwed onto them. How should I fix them?
 
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Old 06-02-20, 11:05 AM
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1. Make or buy taller strike plates that have the mounting holes far enough away to go into clean wood.

2. The jamb can be cut away and a new piece of wood installed then mortise for the strike plate.
 
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Old 06-02-20, 01:25 PM
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Replace the jamb, door stop and casing.
 
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While pilot is correct, it could be cut out and be replaced but that would look horrible with the new wood next to old wood with 50 layers of paint on it, it would be a whole lot of work, and be far weaker.
What condition is the door in?
May be time for a whole new prehung door.
 
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Door is pretty old, prolly 30-50 years.
I don't really care that it's old. As long as it is working and safe.
 
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Old 06-03-20, 06:36 AM
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.... and you want screws long enough to secure the striker to the stud if possible.
 
 

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