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Calene

02:43PM | 02/15/99
Bvwindows
I have 2 steel entry doors. they both have the same kind of lock-the one where you push in the door knob and twist to lock. Not exactly what I would call fool proof security. We want to install dead bolt locks and new handsets. What type of bit would I need to use to drill a new hole?? And the doors are hollow core-not even a piece of wood in there.(Extremly cheap and OLD doors)-or should I just replace them with new doors-as the ones I have are pitting and rusting in areas?

COPO

01:10PM | 02/19/99
Calene, usually a wood or steel door will have wood inside around the outside edge. Meaning, where the door handle is today and where you want the dead bolt is where the door should be solid inside and the rest inside will be hollow. To check just remove the door handle. Hope this helps.

Mark

COPO

01:10PM | 02/19/99
Calene, usually a wood or steel door will have wood inside around the outside edge. Meaning, where the door handle is today and where you want the dead bolt is where the door should be solid inside and the rest inside will be hollow. To check just remove the door handle. Hope this helps.

Mark

Calene

09:31AM | 02/28/99
Nope nothing!! I took off the door knob and no wood present, maybe it's so old that the wood became loose and fell in the door-who knows with this house-I just accept Murphy's Law. The only piece of wood present is where the strike plate and latch meet. The wood is in the door and of course in the jamb. The only thing holding the door knob is the screws form the other side.
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