Ames Door Lock Support


The Ames Door Support prevents crushing of hollow metal doors when installing the lock.

Ames Door Support Benefits:

• Prevents Distorted Door Panels
• Stops the Lock Screws From Loosening
• Model #1346 Fits All 1-3/4” Thick Doors
• Model #1386 Fits All 1-3/8” Thick Doors
• Fits 2-1/8”, 1-5/8”, or 1-1/2” Hole

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Ames Door Support Information

When locks are being installed in hollow doors, the interior space between the two panels should be supported with a door lock support. If no support is used, this will cause two problems:
1) Tightening the lock screws will distort the door panels.
2) The lock screws will eventually become loose over time.

The Ames Door Support solves both problems. Simply fold it and insert it into the hole before installing the lock. It fits snugly inside the door between the two door panels, preventing them from moving when the lock screws are tightened. Unless the inside of the door is supported, the door panels will move slightly due to expansion and contraction caused by temperature variations. This will eventually cause the screws in the lock assembly to loosen. The Ames Door Support prevents the door panels from moving, ensuring that the lock screws remain tight.

How to Install a Door Lock Support

The two ends of the door lock support snap together to form a circle. The ends may be snapped together either before or after inserting it into the door, depending on the size of the hole. One end of the support has two segments, and both segments have a snap feature on them. To fit the support into smaller holes (1-5/8” or 1-1/2”), the first segment may be trimmed off so that the support forms a smaller circle when the ends are snapped together. When the door lock support is installed into a 2-1/8″ hole, no trimming is required.

For more information, please read the Ames Door Support Brochure. In addition, the basic steps of replacing a door lock are explained in this article on the wikiHow website.

The Ames Door Support is constructed of super tough reinforced nylon. It is made in the USA at our factory in Ohio. Dealer inquiries are welcome and additional quantity discounts are available. Please contact us for more details.

Additional information

Weight .053 lbs
Dimensions N/A
Model #

#1346 (1-3/4" thick door), #1386 (1-3/8" thick door)