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Old 08-14-2010, 02:56 PM   #1
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Is there such a thing as a latch plate for an interior door with a larger hole? My home settles and I find myself constantly adjusting the latch plates to compensate for this.

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Old 08-14-2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:00 PM   #3
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Give this a try, you can see your top hinge that is fastened to the door not to the jamb, use channel locks to bend the flanges that is fastened on the door back towards the door. Bend all three or four flanges which ever it is on the top hinge. By bending the hinge toward the door it will tighten the door to the jamb and by bending the top hinge it will raise your door on the knob side and chances are your barrel will go into the striker like it is supposed to do.

If the door is too tight at the top toward the hinge side of the jamb, you can bend the bottom hinge the opposite direction and bring the bottom of the door closer to the jamb on the striker side. To bend the bottom hinge put something steel in the bottom hinge and close the door a little at a time, be careful not to bend it so far the bottom of the door will rub the jamb on the striker side. Another caution is when bending the bottom hinge you can pull the screws loose if you aren't careful.
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Is there such a thing as a latch plate for an interior door with a larger hole? My home settles and I find myself constantly adjusting the latch plates to compensate for this.
Have you thought about figuring out why your house is settling to the point that you’re “constantly adjusting the latch plates to compensate”.

You may just have a rotted post or two.

Might not be as hard to fix as you think.
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