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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Extended Strikes Plates Protect the Edge of Your Door Frame

What do you do when the strike plates on your door frame don't protect the edge of the frame?

As you can see from the photo below, the latch on the door strikes the door frame, and THEN it strikes the strike plate. 

When I asked the builder about this, they said, "Those are standard strike plates. You have to turn the handle so it doesn't hit the door."

What!

What?

Because of THEIR POOR DESIGN, I HAVE TO THINK ABOUT this every time I close a door?

No. 

Searching the web, I found out that I am not alone. 

I found this post, Craftsman Trim and Extended Strike Plates, talking about the same problem.

Here are some photos showing the situation.





Solution

It turns out that there's a solution. Extended Strike Plates.

You can get them from The Hardware Hut.

DJO-9175-630-RC

Don-Jo 1-3/4" (44mm) Radius Corner Extended Lip Strike Plate - EACH (Brushed Stainless Steel)


You have to measure from the center of the screw holes to the edge. 

I ordered 1 3/4" Don-Jo Extended Lip Strike Plates. 

UPDATE:

These strike plates worked so well. I installed eight of them in minutes. It was SO EASY!  Here are before and after photos:






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