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cbzdel 05-12-2011 01:17 PM

Doors - Extended Strike Plates
We had all new prehung doors and 1x4 casing/baseboard installed last year, and we are FINALLY wrapping up the painting. My problem is the door latches are hitting the 1x4 door casings, so I went to a building supply store (not box store) and asked for extended strike plates, they sell what I need but the problem is they are all square cornered. So he said I have to options, grind the corners down on them or chisel out the door frame to accept the square corners. Now both of those options do not sounds very appealing to me, the grinding would probably be easier though, but I am sure I could not get it to look perfect.

I tried a search on google with no luck, but is there are places the supply a rounded corner extended strike plate?

kwikfishron 05-12-2011 07:40 PM

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If your pre-hung doors were installed properly you would not have to extend or grind anything for the doors to work.

Post a picture of the problem.

PaliBob 05-12-2011 08:20 PM

I agree with Kwik. Will one of these Full Lip Strikeplates do the job for you?

Thurman 05-13-2011 12:28 PM

I agree with Ron, the doors were not properly installed. This sounds as if you used the 1x4 casing to trim out the doors, instead of a decorative trim. Not familiar with your area, but here new pre-hung doors would come with all the proper decorative trimming. This sounds as if the casing was installed too close to the door jamb(s). Look at your application and determine if the casing were moved 1/4"-3/8" away from the door jamb with the strike plate, would this solve the problem? I can't see where extended strike plates would solve your problem as you describe. Could you post a photo or two to help here?

Maintenance 6 05-13-2011 03:27 PM

Before I would jump to saying something was installed wrong, I would want to see a picture. There are plenty of doors out there with extension jambs, that need extended lip strike plates. An especially thick casing would require an extended lip, particularly with a 1/2" throw latchbolt. It's not that tough to square out the corners of the recess to fit the new strike. Extended lip strikes don't usually come with radiused corners because they are usually for a custom application. Radiused latches and strikes were designed to accomodate production line templates.

cbzdel 05-13-2011 10:36 PM

yes the casing is installed with to little reveal, its about 3/16" of an inch, so the door latch is hitting the casing before it gets to the striker plate. An extended (lengthened) striker plate would solve the problem because the striker would cover the casing as well. I am not going around to every door to change the reveal, that is way to much work for me to do, the strikers sound like an easy option. I can try to get a pic up here soon.

Anti-wingnut 05-13-2011 10:41 PM

A internet search will reveal the strikes you need.

With a sharp chisel, you could modify the strike mortice in about 30 seconds each (well, I could do it in 30 seconds, could take you 45 seconds or a minute). It's no big deal

Anti-wingnut 05-13-2011 10:44 PM

I just noticed you're in T-town. Builders Hardware in Seattle 206-281-3700 1516 15th Ave W

Anti-wingnut 05-13-2011 10:47 PM

I also know a great young man(and it's not me) in Tacoma who may be interested in a little work, he is presently a Super for DPI

High Gear 05-13-2011 11:11 PM

You may be trimmed out in mission style with the same thickness on both

sides butt joints instead of 45's.

I'm following the same style in my basement project , just grind the corners

like I did and be done with it ......piece of cake.

Anti-wingnut 05-14-2011 08:04 AM

You'll also need to know the radius of the rounded corners. They're usually 1/8, 3/16, 1/4 of an inch

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