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If you plan to purchase a door slab, instead of a pre-hung door, or if you are adding a lock to a door, you will need the following steps on installing deadbolts and locksets. As shown here, there are many types, styles, and finishes available for door hardware.
Some are easier to install than others, and when selecting your new locksets, consider your level of expertise with this type of DIY work. If you require a lockset or special hardware that requires more skill to install, contact a professional for help.
1. Layout the Position
2. Drilling Holes for Lockset and Deadbolt
3. Installing the Deadbolt and Lockset
4. Finishing the Lockset
5. Laying Out the Strike Plate
If your door does not latch well, slowly open and close the door, to see where the latch bolt lands on the door jamb. If the door latches well, the latch bolt will enter the strike plate. If not, check for the following:
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