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Feb 05 2016

FF: Deadbolt Retrofit

Category: Fixed-it Friday,Locks & KeysLori @ 12:10 am Comments (8)

I don’t like to be critical of peoples’ work, but this Fixed-it Friday retrofit could use a little TLC.

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Thank you to Deputy Jeff Tock of Allegion for thinking of me whenever he sees a problematic door.  😉

8 Responses to “FF: Deadbolt Retrofit”

  1. Lee Francisco says:

    How does that door close? Wow!

  2. John B. says:

    Keep plenty of band-aids handy!

  3. Kent Krauser, AHC,FDAI says:

    Next time I will sharpen my axe before I start a new project!

  4. Eric says:

    “Professional soldiers are predictable, but the world is full of amateurs.” ~ Murpy’s Law of Combat #32

  5. Rich says:

    Just ??????????????????????? This looks more like a W W photo to me. I can’t even begin to understand the logic here. It appears to be about 1 3/4 thick with the wood beside the bolt faceplate, but it also has glass in the bottom half of the door. If you want to keep this as a F F post, you need to redefine what the first F is. Six munce ago he couldn’t even spell teknissun and now he iss won. Too bad it’s a sliding door !!!

  6. BWW says:

    There pry using the wrap around to either cover an existing prep hole, or act as a latch protector. It appears the door has been shaved down at the lock edge if you look below. Obviously money was an issue when contemplating this fix…. Hence the Kwikset. Also, it looks like they used tin snips to cut out that wrap around plate.LMAO

  7. Bryan McKeehan says:

    Wear your Kevlar gloves when operating the thumb turn.
    Definitely a WW post except that so many words come to mind.
    How about the wall of shame.

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