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MicheleWilliams 12-27-2008 03:45 PM

Metal Front Door with screws that keep coming loose
 
I have a handle on a metal front door and the screws keep coming loose. Seems like the hole has gotten bigger than the screws. Can't really put bigger screws in it because a bigger screw won't fit thru the handle. Any suggestions other than buying a new handle?

fhivinylwindows 12-27-2008 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by MicheleWilliams (Post 203139)
I have a handle on a metal front door and the screws keep coming loose. Seems like the hole has gotten bigger than the screws. Can't really put bigger screws in it because a bigger screw won't fit thru the handle. Any suggestions other than buying a new handle?

Is this a metal storm door or a steel entry door?

Assuming (might be wrong) that the screws are actually bolts, try some lock-tite.

MicheleWilliams 12-27-2008 03:57 PM

It is a steel entry door. Would Lock Tite work if the holes are bigger than the screws

fhivinylwindows 12-27-2008 04:05 PM

I don't understand where you think the screws are going into the wood unless you are talking about the latch on the side of the door. The inside and the outside of the handle are connected by bolts. If you are talking about the latch then I would suggest a golf tee and wood glue----> fill hole with glue--->drive in a golf tee----->complain about the glue all over the place/clean it up----->wait for the glue to dry----->redrill hole locations with 1/8" bit.

MicheleWilliams 12-27-2008 06:45 PM

A golf tee will work in a metal door?

fhivinylwindows 12-27-2008 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by MicheleWilliams (Post 203199)
A golf tee will work in a metal door?


I give up, post a picture.

Ron6519 12-27-2008 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by MicheleWilliams (Post 203199)
A golf tee will work in a metal door?

Only if Tiger Woods installs it. No, really!
Ron

skymaster 12-27-2008 10:59 PM

drive a plastic wall anchor into the hole in the door, then you should be able to screw the handle tight


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