i have a Dutch door (exterior front) with a latch problem. I love this door, so consequently, I open/close it a lot. I believe it’s a metal door, presumably insulated, and made/installed as such (not converted). I built my little house 2 1/2 years ago, so over this time, it’s been opened/closed *a lot* and the screws are wearing their holes to the point that the latch is about to come off. One screw is completely useless. I removed it today – 1-1/2” wood screw (?), took it to HD thinking maybe a machine screw with tighter threads would be better. The guy there said no, I probably will have to replace both mounting screws with a “dog bolt”. ??? Don’t quite get how that would work in this instance.
So, I’m asking what I should do. My builder says to start by installing bigger screws, but eventually I’ll have to run a bolt all the way through to the outside. I’m wondering if I should just bag the slide bolt altogether, or if there’s is some way to stabilize it. So, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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