Forum Title: Replacing doorknob on metal door but...
I am replacing the doorknob on the security door leading from a common area in my condo building to my garage. I removed the old doorknob and when installing the new doorknob I noticed that the deadlatch(latch assembly) is not long enough for the new doorknob to align properly with the holes created for the knob itself. Any suggestions? Are there different lengths that can be gotten for the latch assembly? Thanks
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: DANA RIOS (Waco, TX), 01/13/2019

I hate to even say this, but I would try and talk you into using a smaller door. You can often get a 36 prehung steel door for $99 on sale.... great for sheds. Comes with the jamb, sill, hinges etc... ready to put into a 38x82 rough opening. Yes it would probably be inswinging, but IMO it would be a HUGE upgrade compared to what you have now, more secure, weatherstripped, better looks and a whole lot less monkeying around. Downside is the opening would be smaller but I am sure you could patch the sides in with siding to match. Plus, your house probably doesn't have any doors larger than 36 so why would your shed- unless you need to drive a riding lawnmower inside, for example. Yes, IMO if you put a ramp up and the ramp will be permanent, you should remove the siding that will be buried behind. I'd probably put something on there that won't rot, like a piece of PVC 1x10.

- KRISTEN BARNETT (Costa Mesa, CA), 02/05/2019

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