Moving lock face plate


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Old 02-27-24, 08:25 PM
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Moving lock face plate

Each time I lock the entrance door, I have to pull the door hard. Ideally the lock face plate needs to be moved by about 1/8". How can I fill the old bolt holes before drilling new holes? Thank you.
 
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Old 02-27-24, 08:34 PM
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If you are talking about moving the strike plate, which is the part mounted on the door jamb, go buy a 1/4" wood dowel and some wood glue. Remove the strike plate and drill out the old holes with a 1/4" drill bit. Then glue in short pieces of dowel and tap them in with a hammer until they are flush.

Wait about 2 hours to give the glue time to cure before reinstalling your strike plate. Drill new pilot holes for your strike plate screws, and install.
 
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Thank you, xsleeper, for the solution.
 
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Alternatively, if you only need 1/16 to 1/8", and it's a residential brass strike plate, use a good flat file, with the plate in a bench vise or vice grips, will do the trick also.
 
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Thank you, Xsleeper. It worked beautifully.

 
 

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