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wmarson

01:45PM | 02/12/03
Member Since: 02/11/03
2 lifetime posts
Greetings ... I can use some help. I recently purchased a condo that had a brass doorknocker installed. I am replacing the previous owners doorknocker with my own, however, I'm having installation problems ...

The two holes that were used to mount the previous owners doorknocker are too wide for the wood screws that I would like to use (the ones that match my doorknocker). Thus, I cannot get a solid/tight mount. What are my options ??? I would like to use the existing holes as my doorknocker matches-up perfectly. Can I purchase those anchor-type plugs to push into the holes and then screw in my wood screws ??? Or, is there another strategy that I can/should utilize. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for you help.

joed

01:47PM | 02/12/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
What type of door is it? Wood? Metal? Fiberglass? You could just glue a plug of wood into the old holes and screw into it. Golf tees work good for this.

wmarson

02:01PM | 02/12/03
Member Since: 02/11/03
2 lifetime posts
Joed:

Thanks for the quick reply. It is a wood door. Golf tees would seem like a good "fit". Any special kind of glue ???

Also, I was looking at a lot of those anchor type plugs used for drywall. You know ... the ones that "expand" inside the wall as you screw-in; giving the secure fit. What about that option ???

Another question about the golf tee option ... how would you ensure it sits "flush against the door" before you re-attach the door knocker ??? Sand it down ???

THANKS.

joed

02:16AM | 02/13/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
Just cut the tee off with a sharp knife. Use wood glue.


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