My dead bolt won't lock.
My neighbor fixed a sagging door for me and then the dead bolt wouldn't go into its hole. I found a solution on YouTube. It said to put lipstick on the end of the dead bolt, close the door and try to turn the dead bolt. When the door is opened, the lipstick has marked where the hold SHOULD be. I found that the hole needed to be a bit more to the left. Took off the strike plate and cut away some wood. But then the screw holes for the strike plate were no longer in the right place, so I attempted to make new ones for the screws. The wood at the top broke away so there was no way to screw the plate into the wall, so I took it out. The lock works great now. 😃 BUT of course, it looks horrible. I'm thinking I'll have to fill the hole with something and then make a new hole for the dead bolt. But what to use? The second photo shows where a handyman filled a hole the other day on the other side of the door where a small part of the wood had rotted away. He was supposed to return the next day and sand and finish his job, but surprise, haven't heard a word from him in three days. This pinkish stuff is something he said was similar to Bondo for cars. Ideas??? (And while I'm asking a question, does anyone know why only ONE photo can be added at a time? It used to be that more than one could be added. One at a time is super annoying.)
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