09:06AM | 08/29/07
Member Since: 08/28/07
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We have double front doors with a metal jamb. The house is shifting & now we can't unlock/lock the door without jiggling it really hard. We can pry it up to lock & unlock! We've replaced the locks, but can't drill new holes for a new plate because it's hollow. Help!


doug seibert

02:28PM | 08/29/07
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
Tighten the hinge screws in both the door and the jamb.....

If the latch still won't align....Use a Metal File to extend the hole enough to engage the latch.......

"...measure once.....cut twice....throw that one away and cut a new one...."


08:48AM | 08/30/07
Member Since: 08/28/07
2 lifetime posts
We'll try it. thanks!


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