Re: Old Door Jamb No Longer Holds Strike Plate
Yup, what Jack said. You could replace that section of the jamb, but drilling and plugging will be faster and easier than repairing with a scarf jointed patch. Just make sure that your drill bit size and plug/dowel size are the exact same. Don't drill a standard 1/4 or 3/8 inch hole and try to use a piece of dowel from Home Depot, it won't work! Home Depot sells imported dowel which is metric NOT standard. If you use a standard SAE sized bit, then you must buy SAE dowel from a woodworking supplier.
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