Apply lipstick on the end of the lock s bolt.
Adjusting doors to meet lock plates.
Near the back of the hinge is another screw that when turned left or right will move the door toward away from the cabinet.
Remove the two screws that hold the lock plate in place.
First loosen the hinge screws most of the way.
Moving the strike plate should not be needed most of the time.
Move the plate up down forward or to the inside as necessary to accommodate the latch.
But i would go for the keeps first.
A non tested night latch can be used for access but it must be supported with a tested lock so you would have two locks on the door.
Only replace the screws in 1 hinge at a time so your door doesn t fall out of the frame.
Draw pencil marks around the outside perimeter of the plate the latch hole and the screw holes.
Remove the screws on the hinge plate attached to the door frame and replace them with wood screws that are least 2 3 inches 5 1 7 6 cm long.
We have mortise lock conversion plates door thickness adaptor rings.
The best lock for a wooden door is a lock that meets the requirement of bs3621 the type of lock fitted can be a night latch mortice deadlock or mortice sash lock.
Take each keep off one at a time and try to lock the door.
Conversion plates are used to help accommodate new hardware that wouldn t otherwise fit on you door.
Over time the weight of the door will cause it to sag.
Filler plates are used to cover up unused holes in your doors such as those were an old deadbolt used to be or were a strike hole has been drilled.
Use this to even up double doors especially so the middles are in line with one another.
To adjust a cabinet door back and forth toward away from the cabinet.
Adjust the plate up if you need to shorten the throw of the bolt and down to get more bolt into the floor socket.
Tightening the hinges or adding a support screw may be all that is need to get the door working correctly.
When it works the last one off needs adjusting.
Replace the lock plate retaining screws and then the cover plate.
Test the throw to ensure it works smoothly and engages fully with the floor socket.
Next add a piece of wood shim or other hard material behindthe hinge.
Close the door and look for lipstick on the strike plate.
The longer screws will help support the weight of the doors better.
Remove the strike plate and change its location on the door jamb if the misalignment is too severe to correct otherwise.
File the edges of the strike plate where lipstick is present with a metal file.
We offer door latch conversion plates as well as door hole filler plates.