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post #1 of 13 Old 12-31-2010, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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1/2" wide Flush Bolt

Is there any flush bolts 1/2 wide?

I bought a standard 6 inch bolt that is 3/4 thick to install on 1 1/4 door thick.

The door is expensive and made of pine.

A handyman told me that it is risky to install that as cutting th space may break the door and ruin it. and it would be better to use 1/2 inch instead.

I found a few 4 inch flush bolts but they seem to be same thickness.

i need a 1/2 inch thick with smaller throw.
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You'll find a wide variety of bolts here.










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3/4" is pretty typical. Maybe you need to find some one more qualified than your "handyman"

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I looked there and nothing exists.

With you eperience, Are you aware of such a thing 1/2 flush bolt or not?

Is it true that installing a flush bolot on 1 1/4 pine might be risky to break the door.
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There's always a risk, that's why everybody doesn't do it.

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does not do what? install flush bolts on pine door.

if the risk of door breaking like 70% it would not be worth doing.

he said the 1/2 inch would much safer to do. I am not carpenter so i do not know if what he said is correct or not.
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does not do what? install flush bolts on pine door.

if the risk of door breaking like 70% it would not be worth doing.

he said the 1/2 inch would much safer to do. I am not carpenter so i do not know if what he said is correct or not.
You are right, you are not a carpenter. So what does it matter what he said. If you have a warranty, get it fixed under the warranty by a qualified carpenter. Some jobs around the house should be done by professionals. There are carpenters that all they do all day long is hang doors.

Asking questions to find out what is correct or not doesn't fix the problem. If I'm correct, your problem with this bolt is that the installation is for a double door set for a passageway. You said your door(s) are 1ľ". Interior passage doors are 1⅜". Closet doors could be 1ľ". A thinner door will likely flex and is thin enough to rattle. That was your initial complaint if I remember correctly. Your installer should have recommended either a "T" astragal. or a flat astragal.










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I am asking here because the many so called carpenters around here are not honest or do crappy work. I want to make sure what the person tells me is correct technically.

The original installer dissapeared. He is so busy (lying).

Anyway, the door is 1 3/8 like you said. I also have a flat astragal.

But how does the astragal help in installing a flush bolt. The flush bolt still has to go into the door.

Is it true that it is very risky to trim the wood to create the space for the 3/4 inch flush bolt on 1 3/8 thick door?

from my research on the web i do not see anything 1/2" thick. There are 4 inch flush bols with smaller throw but the bolt thicknesss is still 3/4" so he still has to make 3/4 inch hole.

I am not sure if another surface bolt at the bottom will help elminate the noise and shaking of the passive door. The current top metal surface bolt makes metal friction noise every time i open the active door.
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I looked there and nothing exists.

With you eperience, Are you aware of such a thing 1/2 flush bolt or not?

Is it true that installing a flush bolot on 1 1/4 pine might be risky to break the door.
You should get someone to handle your problems. The link I gave you for bolts, there were a few that would work...like this one. But, none of the information you have received on this problem has satisfied you.









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But how does the astragal help in installing a flush bolt. The flush bolt still has to go into the door.

Is it true that it is very risky to trim the wood to create the space for the 3/4 inch flush bolt on 1 3/8 thick door?

from my research on the web i do not see anything 1/2" thick. There are 4 inch flush bols with smaller throw but the bolt thicknesss is still 3/4" so he still has to make 3/4 inch hole.

I am not sure if another surface bolt at the bottom will help elminate the noise and shaking of the passive door. The current top metal surface bolt makes metal friction noise every time i open the active door.
A flush bolt is not intended to go into a door. It throws into a floor plate or into the header (above the door).










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i mean the flush bolt is installed on the door itself.
I understand the throw goes into the header or astragel.
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SMK, is this the same door, or set of doors where you are having a problem with the jam cracking at the screw holes?

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Goerge, yes it is same door.
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