Tom Re: Security Strike on door jambs. Step 5: Clean up the area. To snug the door up you would move the strike plate toward the center of the door jamb. Close the door gently, easing it up and down until you get a good fit. Use a screwdriver to loosen the screws slightly. The goal is to work the lubricant into the interior of the latch slide. Turn clockwise for a tighter fit, anticlockwise for a looser fit.
Depending on which way you moved it, you may need to trim the mortise, the one where the strike seats. Slide the latch in and out to see if it moves smoothly, and if not the door knob may be too tight. If it does not, loosen the striker plate and raise or lower it as necessary. Joe, Thanks for the response. Emrah Oruc is a general contractor, freelance writer and former race-car mechanic who has written professionally since 2000.
If you don't have a rotary tool, remove the strike plate and use a file instead. The strike might have been replaced at some point. The hole in this strike plate is longer than in a regular strike plate. Loosen the nut and turn the bolt using a screwdriver in the slot at the bolt end. Then look at how the holes line up.
Don Re: Security Strike on door jambs. After both are installed, tighten them down. However, after a bit of paint it is barely noticeable. Tighten any that might be loose and then check the door again. To adjust the striker plate, open the door and mark on the door pillar with a pencil the height at which the lock passes it. If it does, readjust the mortise under the strike plate.
I first saw this type of product when we had new front doors installed. If the door is loose, loosen the door striker plate, move it a little, and tighten it back up. Things You'll Need Remove the strike plate by loosening the two mounting screws with a Phillips screwdriver and file the upper or lower edge of the latch hole with a metal file if the latch is meeting slightly too low or high. Use a level and verify the patch has been fitted to the cab correctly. The whole point of these adjustable strikes is that they are adjustable. Take some compound filler that matches the cab material.
I would change this nut to a machine thread type captive nut. That way if someone tries to force the door open they literally have to rip the jamb material to shreds pulling the strike plate mechanism with it. Keep the lid in the new position as you open it to tighten the hinge nuts. What can I do to correct that, outside of replacing the door? Most can be adjusted or rotated as it wears out. Remove the door striker plate by sliding it off. Place on the ground around the rear tires. The easiest way to do it is just to adjust the lock, though.
The aggravation it saves makes it more than worth the effort. Note: I don't want to move the door hinges since the doors align nicely in the casings. Two, the door is not tight against the weatherstripping. If you have other doors in the apartment that work properly, take that strike out and compare it to the one in your bathroom. Doesn't look good, makes it look like you repaired door when after it got kicked in. The plywood will keep your hole saw straight.
The types that I have encountered do not have a captive nut. Gently lift up the door handle to see if there is any problem with the mechanism inside the door when the door latch is released from the striker plate. I shimmed and re drilled and chipped away at my door jam. Weather and humidity may cause the door and the wooden jamb to alter size and not close properly, or a door may be damaged or sag over time. Once a door has warped, it is next to impossible to fix. Part 1 of 5: Check the condition of the door striker plate Step 1: Locate the striker plate.
Tighten the mounting bolts on the door striker plate. Re-check the door movement and then adjust the striker plate. Even usual wear and tear can contribute. Bolts may have hexagon or cross-slot heads. Part 2 of 5: Prepare to replace the door striker plate Having all of the necessary tools and materials prior to starting the work will allow you to get the job done more efficiently. Part 5 of 5: Test the door striker plate Step 1: Verify that the door shuts tightly. See '' and '' for more information and instructions on how to align the door.