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6. Door pillar hole

6. Door pillar hole

With the lock now fitted, close the door and try to engage the lock — it will hit the door pillar. Mark the point at which the lock bolt touches the pillar. Drill a hole in the pillar to match that in the door. Engage the lock and check that the door can't be opened.

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