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Installing a modern bored lockset in a prebored door ought to be about as easy as carpentry gets. The installation instructions, as well as some recent doit- yourself TV shows, would lead you to believe it's a simple matter of one, two, three and it's done. But my experience in the real world of building has lead me to a different conclusion. How many times have you had to fuss with a front door, pushing in or pulling out, to get the deadbolt to engage? There's a reason for this, and it has to do with the way modern prehung entry doors are made. In this article I'll pass on some tips I've gathered over