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You Will Need
- Metal pipe
- Drill with a paddle bit
- Construction glue
Remove the strike plate
Using the screwdriver, remove the metal strike plate attached to the doorjamb that the deadbolt slides into.
Cut a piece of metal pipe
Cut a piece of rigid metal pipe with the hacksaw so that it is about 6 inches long. The diameter of the pipe should be large enough to accommodate the deadbolt.
Drill a hole
Extend the hole for the deadbolt by drilling through the doorjamb and into the 2-by-4 framing studs that support the wall. Use a paddle bit with the same size outer diameter as the metal pipe.
Apply construction glue to the inside of the hole.
Insert the pipe
Insert the metal pipe into the hole until it's flush with the doorjamb.
Reattach the strike plate
Screw the strike plate back on. When the deadbolt is fastened, it will now have the additional support of the framing studs.