How do you enlarge a strike plate hole?

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Use a sharp chisel to enlarge the strike plate mortise (Photo 3). Then hold the strike plate in place and drill new 1/16-in. holes for the screws. Install the strike plate and fill the gap in the mortise with wood filler.

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Just so, how do you fix a misaligned strike plate?

How to Realign a Strike Plate

  1. Step 1 – Mark Adjustment. Put chalk on the end of the bolt.
  2. Step 2 – Remove Strike Plate. Unscrew the strike plate.
  3. Step 3 – Trim the Hole. If needed, make a new mortise for the strike plate.
  4. Step 4 – Fill Old Holes.
  5. Step 5 – Check Fit.
  6. Step 6 –Align Strike Plate.
  7. Step 7 – Install the Strike Plate.

Additionally, how do you make a hole bigger without a drill? 7 Answers. You might use a half-round rasp or file. The general method I use to make a bigger hole is to take a scrap piece of plywood (1/4" works great) or pegboard or similar that is a bit bigger than the hole, clamp/screw/hold it in place, then use the correct size hole saw to drill through that and into the board.

Besides, are there different sizes of deadbolts?

The two most common are 5-1/2” and 6” from the centers of the two holes. There are other combinations of spacing which are used on specialty locks, however. When adding a deadbolt lock, your best choice would be one of standard measurement.

What is the little hole on the side of my door knob for?

I'm going to assume that this is a small round hole in the center of the knob. This is designed as an emergency way to open interior doors with locks such as a bathroom or bedroom door. It's called a privacy lock.

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How do you fix a misaligned door?

How to Fix a Misaligned Door
  1. Open and close the misaligned door to look for areas where it sticks or doesn't line up correctly.
  2. Check where the latch on the door hits the strike plate on the frame.
  3. Tighten the screws on the hinge plate that holds the door onto the frame.

How does a door strike plate work?

A strike plate is a metal plate affixed to a doorjamb with a hole or holes for the bolt of the door. The strike plate protects the jamb against friction from the bolt and increases security in the case of a jamb made of a softer material (such as wood) than the strike plate.

How do you recess a strike plate?

Place the strike plate against the frame. Center the hole on the plate over the lipstick mark. Score around the edges of the plate with a utility knife. Trace the hole on the strike plate onto the door frame with a pencil.

How do you fix a door knob that turns but doesn't open?

Door Knob Turns But Won't Open
  1. Take knob/handle off the door.
  2. Remove the thru spindle.
  3. Place flat-head screwdriver in the gap you removed the spindle from.
  4. Twist the screwdriver to see if the mechanism engages properly.