Reinforcing a Strike
are a number of ways to reinforce a strike but many of them require some
professional expertise. The method
that is easiest to use still accomplishes the goal.
goal is to spread any force on the strike over a bigger area.
You will need some woodworking skills and some tools.
The tools you need are;
may or may not have a dustbox mounted with your strike.
If you do have one, the reinforcement plate goes between it and the
strike plate. The reinforcement
plate is between 1/16” and 1/8” thick and you need to use the chisel to make
the cavity that much deeper.
reinforcement plate should be positioned so that the offset mounting holes
should be toward the center of the jamb. The
3” mounting screws will attach it to the stud of the wall and that is what
will make it stronger. The regular
mounting screws for the strike plate will mount the strike plate to the
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