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Old 03-02-2010, 11:11 PM   #1
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I have a Faultless deadbolt lock, round doorknob on inside, thumb press handle on outside, the screws are on the inside of door. I want to tighten the deadbolt as it is super loose. Can anybody help?

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Old 03-02-2010, 11:40 PM   #2
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What part of the dead bolt is loose? Or is it part of the door latch that is loose>

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Old 03-02-2010, 11:44 PM   #3
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the dead bolt itself is loose and so is the catch
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:52 PM   #4
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If the dead bolt is loose then tighten the screws on the inside of the door. If the strike plate on the door jamb is loose then I would replace these screws with longer ones of the same diameter that screw all the way into the studs of the door frame.
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Is it true that Faultless locks are cheap, I read a NY Times article that said they were?
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The screws on the inside of the door are not doing anything and I can't see where else to tighten it.
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If you take those screws right out you should be able to pull the inside and outside parts of the dead bolt away from the door. Leave the latch in the door and fit the two parts together in your hand so you can see how the parts match up. The screws from the inside must line up with the screw socket on the outside portion. These screws may not be doing that in your door right now. Hopefully the threads of the screw socket aren't stripped.
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I took off the round casing with the screws, on the inside of the door, and I don't see anything inside that one can tighten. I do notice that the bolt itself has what appears to be a pin running through the center of it that I can push in, the same pin seems loose and sometime sticks out, to the point where it isn't flush with the bolt. It is almost like a thin rod running through the center of the deadblot. I hope this makes sense.
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Is it true that Faultless locks are cheap, I read a NY Times article that said they were?
Not the cheapest but definitely at the low end.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:10 AM   #10
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I was too chicken to take the thing right off incase I broke it, maybe you're right and something's not lined up. I am open to anything you have that might help. I have an early day tomorrow so I'm off to bed. I welcome anything else you can think of. Thanks for your help thus far. I imagine I will be back tomorrow. Good night.

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