12:40PM | 06/11/04
Member Since: 04/21/03
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I have hung my interior pre-hung door. The problem is after installing the knobs the latch will not catch and if I shim it out to catch it the hardware on the door itself catches and I have to force it shut. The door opens and closes fine until I put the hardware on! Please help


10:00AM | 06/12/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
You chisel the small hole in the center of the catch plate towards the opening side of the door. Install the plate slightly in from the jamb stop, so the throw can get in the back of the catch.

It's quite common to have to adjust the catches from the pre-mortice on the door jambs. Make sure you mortice the catch to be on an even suface plain with the jamb as well.

Perhaps paint is holding out the plate as well as not having the hole chiseled out?

Alter Eagle Construction & Design


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