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Old 11-11-2015, 10:02 AM   #1
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Door latch hits craftsman door casing


I'm installing craftsman 1x4 door casing and realized the door latch is hitting the casing before the door strike. I'd like to know what's the best way to solve this problem. Nothing special is going on here.. standard jamb, latch backset, pre-hung doors etc. I've seen extended door strikes plates for sale that seems like it would solve the problem.

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Old 11-11-2015, 06:37 PM   #2
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So why not buy one? Other Eilen is cut/chilsel//sand back the offending area of the molding....or reinstall with more reveal. Ron

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I'm just looking for ideas on a good solution. Probably will go with the extended door plate unless I hear of other solutions
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I think you have the right idea. That big box store with the orange stripe shows one on their web site. You can get there through the link below.

https://www.google.com/search?q=exte...utf-8&oe=utf-8

Other sites in that link show the variety of lip lengths available. Don't be surprised if it's special order.
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yeah, actually none of the big box stores stock them. I couldn't find them anywhere local so need to order. Another reason I was questioning whether I was doing something wrong as it seems it'd be a common problem with thicker casing, which seems more popular these days. thanks
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yeah, actually none of the big box stores stock them. I couldn't find them anywhere local so need to order. Another reason I was questioning whether I was doing something wrong as it seems it'd be a common problem with thicker casing, which seems more popular these days. thanks
You might want to check local locksmiths. They might be able to get one from a "master distributor" in a reasonable length of time.
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check with a local shop that specializes in hardware they should have it.. for next time though go with a larger casing reveal on teh jamb. with thick casings i always use a 1/4" reveal specifically for that reason.. both for the strike plate but also so the hinges dont rub


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It still hits with a 1/4" reveal. I'd have to go to just over 3/8" to clear the casing. It is 3/4" thick (1x4).
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Good point on the hinges. Originally I was going to place the trim flush with the hinges. I wasn't thinking they turn and would rub over time.

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