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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by mrcheap, Feb 4, 2021.

  1. Feb 4, 2021 at 7:24 AM
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    Sounds like someone didn't prep the door correctly. I have seen like a 5" backset on a door knob (like way old school) and we have ordered some ~3" extensions to make a standard latch work. If it is in fact 3" instead of 2 3/4" you should probably buy a jig and redrill the hole, then get a wrap-around or some kind of beauty plate to cover the gap.... I'm a locksmith btw...


    Oh you may also be able to mortise/chisel out 1/4" on the door face where the latch goes so it will line up, and then just build up your strike (maybe stack 2 strikes on top of each other) on the door jam so the latch still engages
     
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    Not sure what prep is involved but here’s a pic with a standard dead latch

    as you see it’s off and measured center of hole to edge of door and it’s 3 inches

    E0B99260-9928-4549-AED2-FDC5C39F44A8.jpg
     
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    Sounds like a new door.

    Where is the previous latch??
     
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    Where is the hardware that came off the door?

    I guess it will be hard to chisel out a metal door...
     
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    i put everything back together.......i guess ill try to reuse the current dead latch....i didnt think about that until i had everything back together....but it definitely did not look like the replacement one though
     
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    I feel like that was a commercial door and most likely had a latch system like this. The knob or lever engages the end of the latch instead of going through it like a residential knob.
    20210204_095322.jpg 20210204_095335.jpg
     
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    bingo thats what it looked like.....any suggestions?
     
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    Find a local locksmith and get a grade 2 knob or lever... There actually is a grade 3 (residential) set... LSDA called it a "10 series" and it works the same way
    20210204_100420.jpg
     
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    thanks!
     
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    40+ yrs dealing with door hardware and don't ever recall anything with a 3" backspace. If it was me, I'd alter the bore to fit the 2 3/4" and then try to find an oversize escutcheon to fully cover the bore.
     
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    No problem! I also have a cooking channel on YouTube... Js
     

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