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Old 12-14-2018, 09:05 AM   #1
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Old 1 3/4" entry door with classic early century mortised cartridge lockset. One of the bigger ones I've seen. It also looks like this isn't the first in the door, which is pretty chewed up.
Customer wants a modern lockset installed which will necessitate cleaning up the cartridge hole as well as the knob/deadbolt holes on the face of the door from the previous lockset.

Do I head straight for the Dutchman, or should I be looking into doing an epoxy or bondo based repair? What have you guys had success doing?
Door will be painted, so there's a good bit of leeway.

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Old 12-14-2018, 10:39 AM   #2
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Old 1 3/4" entry door with classic early century mortised cartridge lockset. One of the bigger ones I've seen. It also looks like this isn't the first in the door, which is pretty chewed up.
Customer wants a modern lockset installed which will necessitate cleaning up the cartridge hole as well as the knob/deadbolt holes on the face of the door from the previous lockset.

Do I head straight for the Dutchman, or should I be looking into doing an epoxy or bondo based repair? What have you guys had success doing?
Door will be painted, so there's a good bit of leeway.

Thanks
Dutchman all the way.

The body-cartridge hole for sure tho. Maintain the integrity of the door around the new lockset. Personally I won't bondo unless it's very small or thin. Epoxy no way, to phunkin messy. I don't mind Dutchmans, after enough of them actually fairly easy. But I'm old school trained and tooled so I know mileage varies, a lot, for others.

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Old 12-14-2018, 05:24 PM   #4
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Dutchman with the gorilla glue that foams up to fill any little voids
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my 2 cents aviod the polyurithanes and there stickie mess .There is no strength in the foaming action . Just wood glue .your just filling the space .i make a big tenon to fill the body mortise .it comes flush to the strike mortise which gets it's own dutchmen . the later is done with more attention since it gets seen .
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I've gone with the bondo before, more of a headache than its worth do a dutchman

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