If your latches, strike plates and hinges on your door can know longer be tighten you can use a golf tee to renew the hole.
So the other day I noticed that my back door wasn't closing or locking right. After tying to realign my door I realized that the screws have been pulled out of the top hing, and would not be screwed back in. I began to search for a good way to fix this when I came upon a fellow blogger (at abestlocksmith.blogspot.com ) who had already found a solution. Since it helped me out I thought I should share it with all of you.
How to Fix a Stripped Screw Hole with a Golf Tee:
What you will need:
- About three golf tees, just encase one breaks
- A hammer
- Wood glue
- Remove old screw
- Insert the tee into the old screw hole
- Tap the tee until it is snug in the hole with the hammer
- Break off the tee flush with the wood
- Reinstall the old crew