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Is it ok to use expanding foam to fill in a gap by the door lock?
Basically, replaced the bathroom door lock, the new lock is thinner than the old one, leaving a gap of 3mm on the sides of the lock. I was considering firing some expanding foam into the gaps but was wondering if it would interfere with the locking mechanism? Or are there any better solutions to repairing the gaps?
expanding foam is not the best solution. I suggest using wood filler such as the link posted below. i will add that this is not necessarily the best product for you to use and i have merely used it as an example to answer your question. Your local DIY store should be able to advise you further as to which product is best for your situation.
Answered 7th Jul 2011
if the door is hollow then expanding foam will completely seize the handle
As much fun as expanding foam is......... this is not the best use for it.
use a 2 part epoxy based filler this dries quickly and will be harder than the original door
Answered 13th Jul 2011
Ditto House Doctor
Answered 24th Jan 2012