Door jamb hollow


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Door jamb hollow

The door jamb is hollow behind the lower screw. I wanna secure the strike plate, this is an old home, what can I do?
 
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You can try a plastic anchor.
 
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You can fill the hole with Bondo automotive fill compound (separate compound and hardener) or Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty.

The important thing is to fill the hole completely and scrape it level. Both the Bondo and Water Putty are hard to sand.
It's also important to drill your new hole accurately in the center. Use a center punch or a nail to mark the center and to keep the drill bit from walking.
 
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In addition to the bondo, you could always use a longer screw. It will hit the stud behind the jamb.
 
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fill with Bondo automotive fill compound or Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty.
Are you joking. I thought the stuff u recommend is for filling holes in metal only, not wood
 
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Do you imagine it only sticks to metal? No... not joking.
 
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Are you joking. I thought the stuff u recommend is for filling holes in metal only, not wood
Joke's on you. The instruction for wood are on the can.
 

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Old 08-18-17, 06:39 AM
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I don't joke about holes in wood, I take them seriously

Bondo is perfect for filling holes in wood. I used to reface cabinets a lot and Bondo was pretty much mandatory to fill holes and square off rounded off edges.
 
 

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