Latch shimming tip

When trying to shim a latch with the little dead latch incorporated into it
like is used on almost all KIK locks remember that if the deadlatch is
allowed to bottom in the latch pocket in the door frame the main latch will
shim right back. Alot of times some half ass secret squirrel has done the
job for you by using the wrong srtike or making some other fuck up but if
not often you can push or pull the door enough that the deadlocking latch
will fall past the strike. This works probably 60+% on all wood doors. Keep
pressure in whatever direction on the door while you shim the latch back so
the whole damn thing doesn't bind up.
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