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Old 02-28-2014, 06:49 PM  
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Default Security Door Dead Bolt is Misaligned with Hole

You can see here:



The dead bolt is too low and a bit too forward for the receiving hole. The bottom bolt's hole is too low as well, but it still makes it.

Here are the holes:



And the bolts:



Although the bottom hinge appears to be a bit loose, it doesn't seem to be the cause of this problem. That would be the fault of the upper hinge, but it seems to be working well. The alignment of the door to the frame is good, and is not mis-aligned.

Most advice on the internet says to just Dremel grind the hole lower and larger, but I'm hesitating because it's not just a strike plate, but a whole door frame than I would be modifying.

Is grinding or filing the hole larger the only way?


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I think that would be grinding it too. If the door sits right in the frame now.


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It looks like the problem is your door is bent/bowed. The deadbolt bows inward. Looks like someone pushed against the door really hard.
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It looks like the problem is your door is bent/bowed. The deadbolt bows inward. Looks like someone pushed against the door really hard.
Hello again, Kok328.

Maybe what you are seeing is the distortion from the wide
angle of the lens? (pin cushion effect of the lens)

At any rate, do you think my only solution is to grind the
hole larger? Again, the door appears to fit the frame
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