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.